Installing Cached Packages

You can choose to install one or more specific cached packages or all cached packages.

When you install one or more specific cached packages, you can do the following:

  • Fill user templates.

  • Fill existing user home directories.

You can install a cached package by using a policy.

Requirements

To install a specific cached package, the package must exist on the distribution point you plan to deploy it from and in Jamf Pro. For more information, see Managing Packages.

Installing a Cached Package 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/81540719/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 Packages payload.

  7. Click Configure.

  8. Click Add for the cached package you want to install.

  9. Choose "Install Cached" from the Action pop-up menu.

  10. Configure the settings for the package.

  11. (Optional) Use the Restart Options payload to change the settings for restarting computers.

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

  13. (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.

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

  15. 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.

Installing All Cached Packages 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/81540719/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 Maintenance payload and click Configure.

  7. Select Install Cached Packages.

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

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

  10. (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.

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

  12. 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:

  • About Policies
    Learn the basics about policies.

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

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