Advanced Computer Searches

Advanced computer searches allow you to use detailed search criteria to search the managed and unmanaged computers in the Jamf Software Server (JSS). These types of searches give you more control over your search by allowing you to do the following:

  • Generate specific search results.

  • Specify which attribute fields to display in the search results.

  • Save the search.

Creating an Advanced Computer Search

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Search Inventory.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/14454031/New_icon.png .

  5. Use the Search pane to configure basic settings for the search.
    To save the search, select the Save this Search checkbox.

  6. Click the Criteria tab and add criteria for the search:

    1. Click Add images/download/thumbnails/14454031/New_icon.png .

    2. Click Choose for the criteria you want to add.
      To display additional criteria, click Show Advanced Criteria.

    3. Choose an operator from the Operator pop-up menu.

    4. Enter a value in the Value field or browse for a value by clicking Browse images/download/thumbnails/14454031/Browse_icon.png .

    5. Repeat steps a through d to add criteria as needed.

  7. Choose an operator from the And/Or pop-up menu(s) to specify the relationships between criteria.

  8. To group criteria and join multiple operations, choose parentheses from the pop-up menus around the criteria you want to group.

    images/download/attachments/14454031/Advanced_Computer_Search_Criteria.png
  9. Click the Display tab and select the attribute fields you want to display in your search results.

  10. Click Save.

Operations in the search take place in the order they are listed (top to bottom).

The results of a saved search are updated each time computers check in with the JSS and meet or fail to meet the specified search criteria.

To view the search results, click View.

Viewing Advanced Computer Search Results

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Search Inventory.

  4. Click the advanced computer search you want to view the results for.

  5. Click View.
    The list of search results is displayed.

Related Information

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

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