Performing Mass Actions for Computers

Mass actions allow you to perform potentially tedious tasks for multiple computers at the same time. You can use Jamf Pro to perform the following mass actions:

  • Edit the building or department.

  • Edit the site.

  • Edit the management account.

  • Look up and populate purchasing information from Apple's Global Service Exchange (GSX).

  • Send a mass email to users.

  • Edit Autorun data.

  • Delete Autorun data.

  • Delete the computers from Jamf Pro.

  • Send remote commands.

Mass actions can be performed on smart or static group membership lists, computer search results, or lists of license usage matches.

Mass Editing the Building or Department for Computers

Mass editing the building or department for computers allows you to add the computers to a building or department or change the building or department they belong to.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. At the bottom of the list, click Action.

  5. Select Edit the Building and Department.
    This option is only displayed if there are one or more buildings or departments in Jamf Pro. (For more information, see Buildings and Departments.)

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to edit the building or department.

Mass Editing the Site for Computers

Mass editing the site for computers allows you to add the computers to a site or change the site they belong to.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. At the bottom of the list, click Action.

  5. Select Edit the Site.
    This option is only displayed if there are one or more sites in Jamf Pro. (For more information,
    see Sites.)

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to edit the site.
    Note: When computers are added to a site, any users assigned to those computers are also added to that site.

Mass Editing the Management Account for Computers

Mass editing the management account for computers allows you to change the username and password for the computers’ management accounts. This can be useful when the management account is from a directory service and has been changed.

Mass editing the management account updates the username and password in Jamf Pro, not on the computers.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. At the bottom of the list, click Action.

  5. Select Edit the Management Account Information.

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to edit the management account.

Mass Looking up and Populating Purchasing Information for Computers

You can mass look up purchasing information from Apple’s Global Service Exchange (GSX) and populate the information in Jamf Pro if desired.

This requires a GSX connection set up in Jamf Pro. (For more information, see Integrating with GSX.)

Note: You can only perform mass actions from a simple computer search if you searched by computers.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. At the bottom of the list, click Action.

  5. Select Look up Purchasing Information from GSX.
    This option is only displayed if there is a GSX connection set up in Jamf Pro.

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to look up and populate the purchasing information.

Sending a Mass Email to Computer Users

You can send a mass email to users associated with the computers in Jamf Pro. The email is sent to the email address associated with each computer.

This requires an SMTP server set up in Jamf Pro. (For more information, see Integrating with an SMTP Server.)

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. At the bottom of the list, click Action.

  5. Select Send Email.
    This option is only displayed if there is an SMTP server set up in Jamf Pro.

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to create and send the email.

Mass Editing Autorun Data

You can mass edit Autorun data for computers.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. At the bottom of the list, click Action.

  5. Select Edit Autorun Data.

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to edit the Autorun data.

Mass Deleting Autorun Data

You can mass delete Autorun data for computers.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. At the bottom of the list, click Action.

  5. Select Delete Autorun Data.
    This option is only displayed if there is Autorun data in Jamf Pro.

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to delete the Autorun data.

Mass Deleting Computers

You can mass delete computers from Jamf Pro.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. At the bottom of the list, click Action.

  5. Select Delete Computers.

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to delete the computers.

Mass Sending Remote Commands to Computers

You can mass send the Lock Device and Update OS Version remote command to computers.

The remote commands available for a particular computer vary depending on the computer's OS version. For more information, see the following sections in this guide:

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. At the bottom of the list, click Action.

  5. Select Send Remote Commands.

  6. Select the remote command to send to computers.

  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to send the remote command.

Related Information

For related information, see the following sections in this guide:

For related information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

Removing Jamf Components from Computers
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