Administering Printers

You can map or unmap printers on computers by using a policy.

When you map a printer, you can choose whether or not to make the printer the default.


To map or unmap a printer, the printer must be added to Jamf Admin or Jamf Pro. For more information, see Managing Printers.

Mapping or Unmapping a Printer 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/81540804/Icon_New_Button.png .

  5. Use the General payload to configure basic settings for the policy, including the trigger and execution frequency.

  6. Select the Printers payload and click Configure.

  7. Click Add across from the printer you want to map or unmap.

  8. Choose "Map" or "Unmap" from the Action pop-up menu.

  9. (Optional) If you are mapping the printer, make it the default printer by selecting the Set as Default checkbox.

  10. Use the Restart Options payload to configure settings for restarting computers.

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

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

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

  14. Click Save images/download/thumbnails/81531754/floppy-disk.png .

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.

Related Information

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

  • Smart Groups
    You can create smart computer groups based on mapped printers.

  • About Policies
    Learn the basics about policies.

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

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