File Share Distribution Points

Any server with an AFP or SMB share can be used as a file share distribution point. Before you can use a file share distribution point with the Casper Suite, you must set up the distribution point and add it to the JAMF Software Server (JSS).

For information on setting up a file share distribution point, see the following Knowledge Base article:
Setting Up a File Share Distribution Point

When you add a file share distribution point to the JSS, you can do the following:

  • Make it the master distribution point.

  • Choose a failover distribution point.

  • Configure HTTP downloads.

Adding a File Share Distribution Point

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/12322128/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. In the “Computer Management–Server Infrastructure” section, click
    File Share Distribution Points images/download/thumbnails/12322128/File_Share_Distribution_Points.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/12322128/New_icon.png .

  6. Use the General pane to configure basic settings for the distribution point.

  7. Click the File Sharing tab and enter information about the AFP or SMB share.

  8. (Optional) Click the HTTP tab and configure HTTP downloads.

  9. Click Save.

Cloning, Editing, or Deleting a File Share Distribution Point

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/12322128/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. In the “Computer Management–Server Infrastructure” section, click
    File Share Distribution Points images/download/thumbnails/12322128/File_Share_Distribution_Points.png .

  5. Click the distribution point you want to clone, edit, or delete.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To clone the distribution point, click Clone and make changes as needed. Then click Save .

    • To edit the distribution point, click Edit and make changes as needed. Then click Save .

    • To delete the distribution point, click Delete and then click Delete again to confirm.

Replicating Files to a File Share Distribution Point

During replication, all files on the master distribution point are replicated to the file share distribution point that you choose.

  1. Open Casper Admin and authenticate to the JSS.

  2. In the sidebar, select the file share distribution point you want to replicate files to.

  3. Click Replicate.

Related Information

For related information, see the following section in the Casper Suite Administrator’s Guide:

Network Segments

You can use network segments to ensure that computers and mobile devices use the closest distribution point by default.

For related information, see the following Knowledge Base articles:

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