Computer Management Capabilities

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

For information on the requirements for managing computers, see Requirements.

Management Capabilities for Computers

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

macOS Version

10.7

10.8

10.9

10.10

10.11

10.12

Enrollment

Via user-initiated enrollment

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Via QuickAdd package created using Recon

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Via the network scanner1

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Via remote enrollment using Recon2

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Via local enrollment using Recon

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Via Apple's DEP using a PreStage enrollment3

 

 

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Via imaging using Casper Imaging

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Inventory

Submit inventory to the JSS

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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

Self Service

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Display badges on the Self Service icon in the Dock

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Display notifications in Notification Center

 

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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 sharing4

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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 accounts5

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Administer the management account6

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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 computers7

 

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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 apps8

 

 

 

 

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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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eBook 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. To enroll computers using the network scanner, SSH (Remote Login) must be enabled on the computers.
2. To enroll a computer by running Recon remotely, you need the IP address of the computer and SSH (Remote Login) must be enabled on the computer.
3. When computers with macOS 10.10 or later are enrolled using a PreStage enrollment, they are also automatically managed if user-initiated enrollment is enabled for macOS in the JSS.
4. If the target computer has macOS 10.10 or later, screen sharing must also be enabled on the computer.
5. To enable or disable an account for FileVault 2, the computer must have macOS 10.9 or later.
6. To enable or disable the management account for FileVault 2, the computer must have macOS 10.9 or later.
7. To perform an authenticated restart, the target computer must have macOS 10.8.2 or later and be FileVault 2-enabled.
8. Requires enrollment via a PreStage enrollment.

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