If you have physical access to the Mac computer that you want to enroll, you can run Recon locally on the computer. This allows you to submit detailed inventory information for the computer. It also allows you to add computers to a site during enrollment.
Enrolling a Computer by Running Recon Locally
On the computer you want to enroll, open Recon and authenticate to the JSS.
(Optional) Enter an asset tag and/or use a bar code scanner to enter bar codes.
The computer name is populated by default.
Enter credentials for a local administrator account that you want to use to manage computers.
This can be an existing or new account. If the account does not already exist, Recon creates it.
Note: If the account you specify does not have SSH (Remote Login) access to the computer, Recon enables SSH during enrollment.
(Optional) Select User and Location and specify user and location information for the computer.
If an LDAP server is set up in the JSS, click Search to populate information from the LDAP server. This assigns the user to the computer during enrollment. (For more information on setting up an LDAP server, see Integrating with LDAP Directory Services.)
If you specified a username that matches an existing username in the JSS, the user is assigned to the computer during enrollment. If you specified a username that does not match an existing username in the JSS, the user is created and assigned to the computer during enrollment.
(Optional) Select Purchasing and specify purchasing information for the computer.
If a GSX connection is set up in the JSS, click Search to populate information from Apple’s Global Service Exchange (GSX). (For more information on setting up a GSX connection, see Integrating with GSX.)
(Optional) Select Extension Attributes and specify information as needed.
(Optional) Select Peripherals and add peripherals as needed.