Computer Management Capabilities

Jamf Pro can be used to enroll and manage Mac computers. The management capabilities available for computers vary depending on the macOS version.

This section includes information for OS versions that meet the minimum system requirements for managed computers in Jamf Pro. For information on these requirements, see Jamf Pro System Requirements.

Note: This section provides an overview of computer management capabilities by OS version and does not account for additional feature-specific requirements. For information on feature-specific requirements, see the documentation for that feature.

Management Capabilities for Computers

The following table provides an overview of the management capabilities available with Jamf Pro for computers by macOS version:

macOS Version

10.11

10.12

10.13

10.14

Enrollment

Via user-initiated enrollment

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Via QuickAdd package created using Recon

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Via the network scanner

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Via remote enrollment using Recon

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Via local enrollment using Recon

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Via Apple's DEP using a PreStage enrollment

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Via imaging using Jamf Imaging

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Inventory

Submit inventory to Jamf Pro

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Extension attributes

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Simple searches

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Advanced searches

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Computer reports

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Mass actions

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Computer Groups

Static groups

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Smart groups

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Self Service

Install Self Service

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Display badges for available software updates on the Dock icon

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Software Distribution

VPP-managed distribution for computers

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VPP-managed distribution for users

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Mac App Store apps

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Install packages

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Remote Control

Screen sharing

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Configuration

macOS configuration profiles

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Run scripts

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Administer printers

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Administer Dock items

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Administer local accounts

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Administer the management account

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Bind to directory services

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Deploy disk encryption configuration

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Issue a new FileFault 2 recovery key

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Administer open Firmware or EFI passwords

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Perform an authenticated restart on FileVault 2-enabled computers

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Remote Commands for Computers

Lock computer

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Remove MDM profile

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Wipe computer

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Send blank push

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Update OS version and built-in apps1

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Unlock User1

 

 

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Remove User 1

 

 

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Enable/Disable Bluetooth

 

 

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Usage Management

View Application Usage logs

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View Computer Usage logs

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Restrict software

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Book Distribution

VPP-managed distribution for users

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Install ePub file

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Install iBooks file

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Install PDF

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Notes:
1. Requires enrollment via a PreStage enrollment.

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