Startup Script

The Startup Script settings in the JAMF Software Server (JSS) allow you to create a startup script on computers and use it to perform the following actions at startup:

  • Log Computer Usage information (date/time of startup).

  • Check for policies triggered at startup.

  • Enable computer-level Managed Preferences.

  • Ensure SSH (Remote Login) is enabled on computers.

Configuring the Startup Script

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

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10126645/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–Management Framework” section, click Check-In images/download/thumbnails/10126645/Check-In.png .

  5. Click the Startup Script tab.

  6. Click Edit.

  7. Configure the settings on the pane.

  8. Click Save.

Related Information

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

  • Computer Usage
    Find out how to view Computer Usage information logged at startup.

  • Managing Policies
    You can create policies that are triggered at startup.

  • Managed Preferences
    Learn about computer-level Managed Preferences and how to create Managed Preferences, in general.

For related information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

Components Installed on Managed Computers
Find out where the startup script is stored on computers.

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