Managing macOS Installers

Adding a macOS Installer to Jamf Admin is the first step to installing a clean copy of macOS on computers.

Requirements

To manage macOS Installers, you need a distribution point set up in Jamf Pro. (For more information, see About Distribution Points.)

To add a macOS Installer to Jamf Admin, the installer must be a .app file from the Mac App Store or a DMG.

Adding a .app File for macOS to Jamf Admin

Adding a .app file for macOS to Jamf Admin adds it to the master distribution point and Jamf Pro.

  1. Open Jamf Admin and authenticate to the Jamf Pro server.

  2. Drag the .app file to the main repository in Jamf Admin.
    Jamf Admin extracts the InstallESD.dmg file from the .app file and then analyzes the contents of the InstallESD.dmg file.

    images/download/attachments/16441686/Analyzing_InstallESD.png

    The InstallESD.dmg file is displayed in blue text in the Unknown category until you add it to a category.

    images/download/attachments/16441686/Casper_Admin_Main_Repository.png
  3. Double-click the package in the main repository.

  4. Click the General tab and choose a category for the package.

    images/download/attachments/16441686/Casper_Admin_InstallESD_General.png
  5. Click OK.

Adding a DMG of a macOS Installer to Jamf Admin

Adding a DMG of a macOS Installer to Jamf Admin adds it to the master distribution point and Jamf Pro.

  1. Open Jamf Admin and authenticate to the Jamf Pro server.

  2. Drag the DMG to the main repository in Jamf Admin.
    The DMG is displayed in blue text in the Unknown category until you add it to a category.

  3. Double-click the DMG in the main repository.

  4. Click the General tab and configure basic settings for the DMG, including the display name and category.
    Be sure to select the Item is a DMG with an OS X Installer, or Adobe Updater/Installer for CS3 or CS4 checkbox.
    images/download/attachments/16441686/OS_X_Installer_General.png

  5. When prompted, click OK to continue.
    Jamf Admin analyzes the contents of the DMG.

    images/download/attachments/16441686/Analyzing_OS_X_Installer.png
  6. When the Options pane appears, choose a default language for the installation from the Language pop-up menu.

    images/download/attachments/16441686/OS_X_Installer_Options_10.7.png

  7. Click OK.

Related Information

For related information, see the following technical paper:

Deploying OS X 10.7 or Later with the Jamf Pro
Get step-by-step instructions for deploying OS X 10.7 or later.

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