Creating a Smart Computer Group to Identify Target Computers

You can create a smart computer group to find and target managed computers that are not using the current macOS version. You can use this group as a basis for updating macOS using a mass action or running a software update using a policy in Jamf Pro.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Smart Computer Groups.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/56000635/Icon_New_Button.png .

  5. Enter a display name in the Display Name field.

  6. Click the Criteria tab.

  7. Click Add images/download/thumbnails/56000635/Icon_Add_Button.png .

  8. Click Show Advanced Criteria at the top of the pane.

  9. If your environment enrolls computers with Jamf Pro via automated enrollment, do one of the following:

    1. (macOS 10.13.2 or later) Find the "Enrolled via DEP" criteria and click Choose. For the "Enrolled via DEP" criteria, choose "is" from the Operator pop-up menu, and then click Browse images/download/thumbnails/56000635/Browse_icon.png . From the values, select Choose for "Yes".

    2. (macOS 10.13.1 or earlier) Find the "Enrollment Method: PreStage enrollment criteria" and click Choose. For the "Enrollment Method" criteria, choose "is" from the Operator pop-up menu, and then click Browse images/download/thumbnails/56000635/Browse_icon.png . From the values, select the PreStage enrollment that the computers belong to.

  10. Click Add images/download/thumbnails/56000635/Icon_Add_Button.png .

  11. Find the "Operating System Version" criteria and click Choose.
    Note: Only your 30 most frequently used criteria are listed. To display additional criteria, click Show Advanced Criteria.

  12. For the "Operating System Version" criteria, choose an appropriate operator from the Operator pop-up menu:

    1. To update a specific macOS version, choose "is" from the Operator pop-up menu.

    2. To update more than one macOS version, choose "greater than", "less than", "greater than or equal", or "less than or equal" from the Operator pop-up menu. For example, to upgrade all versions of macOS greater than 10.12, you would choose the "greater than" operator and enter "10.12" in the Value field.

  13. Enter a macOS version in the Value field, or browse for a macOS version by clicking Browse images/docs.jamf.com/10.9.0/jamf-pro/administrator-guide/images/download/thumbnails/18795838/Browse_icon.png .

  14. (Optional) To update a range of macOS versions, repeat steps 12 through 13.

  15. Choose "and" from the And/Or pop-up menu to specify the relationship between criteria.

  16. Choose parentheses from the pop-up menus around the criteria to group them.

  17. Click Save.

The smart computer group you create identifies the computers based on the criteria you identified.

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