Administering Dock Items

There are two ways to add or remove Dock items on computers: using a policy or using Jamf Remote.

When you add a Dock item on computers, you can choose whether to add it to the beginning or the end of the Dock.


To add or remove a Dock item on computers, the Dock item must be added to Jamf Admin or Jamf Pro. For more information, see Managing Dock Items.

Adding or Removing a Dock Item Using a Policy

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Policies.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/49643745/Icon_New_Button.png .

  5. Use the General payload to configure basic settings for the policy, including the trigger and execution frequency.
    For an overview of the settings in the General payload, see General Payload.

  6. Select the Dock Items payload and click Configure.

  7. Click Add for the Dock item you want to add or remove.

  8. Choose "Add to Beginning of Dock", "Add to End of Dock", or "Remove from Dock" from the Action pop-up menu.

  9. Use the Restart Options payload to configure settings for restarting computers.
    For more information, see Restart Options Payload.

  10. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the policy.
    For more information, see Scope.

  11. (Optional) Click the Self Service tab and make the policy available in Self Service.
    For more information, see Making Items Available to Users in Jamf Self Service for macOS.

  12. (Optional) Click the User Interaction tab and configure messaging and deferral options.
    For more information, see User Interaction.

  13. Click Save.

The policy runs on computers in the scope the next time they check in with Jamf Pro and meet the criteria in the General payload.

Adding or Removing a Dock Item Using Jamf Remote

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

  2. Click Site images/download/thumbnails/49643745/Site.png and choose a site.
    This determines which items are available in Jamf Remote.

    Note: This button is only displayed if you have a site configured in Jamf Pro and are logged in with a Jamf Pro user account that has full access or access to multiple sites.

  3. In the list of computers, select the checkbox for each computer on which you want to add or remove the Dock item.

  4. Click the Dock tab.

  5. In the list of Dock items, select the checkbox for the Dock item you want to add or remove.

  6. Select the Add to Beginning of Dock, Add to End of Dock, or Remove from Dock option.

  7. Click the Restart tab and configure settings for restarting computers.

  8. Do one of the following:

    • To immediately perform the tasks on the specified computers, click Go.

    • To schedule the tasks to take place at a specific day and time, click Schedule and choose a day and time. Then click Schedule again.

Related Information

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

  • About Policies
    Learn the basics about policies.

  • Managing Policies
    Find out how to create policies, view the plan and status of a policy, and view and flush policy logs.

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