Mass Actions for Computers

Mass actions allow you to perform potentially tedious tasks for multiple computers at the same time. Mass actions can be performed on smart or static group membership lists, computer search results, or lists of license usage matches. The following table explains the mass actions you can perform using Jamf Pro:

Mass Action

Description

Edit the building or department

Mass editing the building or department for computers allows you to add the computers to a building or department or change the building or department they belong to. This option is only displayed if there are one or more buildings or departments in Jamf Pro. For more information, see Buildings and Departments.

Edit the site

Mass editing the site for computers allows you to add the computers to a site or change the site they belong to. When computers are added to a site, any users assigned to those computers are also added to that site. This option is only displayed if there are one or more sites in Jamf Pro. For more information, see Sites.

Edit the management account

Mass editing the management account for computers allows you to change the username and password for the computers’ management accounts. This can be useful when the management account is from a directory service and has been changed.

Mass editing the management account updates the username and password in Jamf Pro, not on the computers.

Important: When configuring the management account password settings, it is recommended that you randomly generate the password for maximum security.

Look up and populate purchasing information from Apple's Global Service Exchange (GSX)

You can mass look up purchasing information from Apple’s Global Service Exchange (GSX) and populate the information in Jamf Pro if desired. This requires a GSX connection set up in Jamf Pro. For more information, see GSX Connection.

Note: GSX may not always return complete purchasing information. Only the information found in GSX is returned.

Send a mass email to users

You can send a mass email to users associated with the computers in Jamf Pro. The email is sent to the email address associated with each computer. This requires an SMTP server set up in Jamf Pro. For more information, see Integrating with an SMTP Server.

Edit Autorun data

You can mass edit Autorun data for computers.

Delete Autorun data

You can mass delete Autorun data for computers.

Delete the computers from Jamf Pro

You can mass delete computers from Jamf Pro.

Send remote commands

You can mass send remote commands to computers. The remote commands available for a particular computer vary depending on the computer's OS version. For more information, see Remote Commands for Computers and Computer Management Capabilities.

Cancel management commands

You can mass cancel all pending or failed management commands.

Performing Mass Actions for Computers

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. At the bottom of the list, click Action.

  5. Select the mass action you want to perform from the list of mass actions.

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Related Information

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

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