Create a Policy to Install a Package

After adding a package to Casper Admin, create a policy to install the package.

When you create a policy, you specify the tasks you want to automate, when the policy should run (called “trigger”), how often it should run (called “execution frequency”), and the users and computers for which it should run (called “scope”).

Creating a Policy to Install a Package

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

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

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

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/12321617/New_icon-3.png .

  5. In the General payload, enter a display name for the policy.

  6. Choose a trigger and execution frequency for the policy.

  7. Select the Packages payload and click Configure.

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

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

  10. Specify a distribution point for computers to download the package from.

  11. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the policy.

  12. Click Save.

The policy runs on computers in the scope the next time they check in with the JSS and meet the criteria in the General payload. The default recurring check-in frequency for computers is every 15 minutes.

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