If you’re planning on purchasing and deploying the software for a larger user base, you’ll need obtain a license for each computer that the software will be used on. Volume licensing scales better and is easier to manage in such instances:
|Number of users
|Price per user
|14 EUR (14 USD)
|13 EUR (13 USD)
|12 EUR (12 USD)
|11 EUR (11 USD)
|Ask for a quote!
Tuxera provides all our licensees with maintenance and customer support. Updates are currently free of charge for purchases made directly through Tuxera and select resellers.
Automating setup with remote management tools
To automate the install process with remote management tools such as Jamf or InTune, you can extract the Install Tuxera NTFS.mpkg-file from the Packages/Flat-subdirectory of the installer app bundle. The installer places our kernel extension and utilities into the /Library/Filesystems-directory on the target Macs.
In order to remove the need for each user to individually approve the extension on their workstations, you need to use your management tool to specify that extensions signed with our Developer- or Team ID (PPNVCC9Z68) are allowed without intervention. Please consult the documentation for the tool you are using for specific instructions.
Normally activating NTFS for Mac requires entering a product key during installation, or into the designated field on the Activation-tab in System Settings after installation has been completed. This activation method can become tedious in an organization with a volume license and a large number of Macs. To activate a series of workstations without this manual step, a settings file endowed with a valid volume license needs to be obtained from the Tuxera Support Team.
The settings file contains activation data specific to each volume license and cannot be generated by the client. The client will generate conflicting data if activated manually. If you’ve previously had NTFS for Mac installed and activated, the conflicting data can be found in:
/Library/Application Support/Tuxera NTFS/.activation
You can use your preferred method of distribution to copy the included com.tuxera.NTFS.plist-file to /Library/Preferences/ on the systems you wish to activate.
Please note that a reboot is required after a successful installation! After completing the installation and activation, you can ensure that the kernel extension loads by running the following command with administrator privileges:
sudo kextutil -v 6 /Library/Filesystems/tuxera_ntfs.fs/Contents/Resources/Support/10.9/tuxera_ntfs.kext
kextstat | grep -v com.apple