Assigning Devices to Locations

Locations are components that Jamf School administrators can use to determine which objects (for example, computers, mobile devices, or apps) Jamf School administrator accounts can view and manage. Locations and the objects within them do not have to be organized based on physical location. For example, a Jamf School administrator could create sites for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and then delegate control of each site to a specific Jamf School administrator account. To learn more about how the locations feature in Jamf School works in conjunction with the locations feature in Apple School Manager, see Creating Locations in Jamf School.

When doing a large deployment using any enrollment method, there are a number of ways to ensure each device is assigned to the correct location. Jamf School allows you to assign devices to locations before, during, or after devices are enrolled.

There are four ways to assign devices to locations:

  • In Jamf School via Apple School Manager.

  • During Automated Device Enrollment

  • Using placeholders

  • Manually

Requirements

To assign devices to locations, you need locations created in Jamf School. For more information, see Creating Locations in Jamf School.

To manually move the location of a device, you need:

  • A device assigned to the top-level location in Apple School Manager

  • A device associated with the Jamf School server token (formerly DEP token)

  • A device that does not have an Automated Device Enrollment profile (DEP profile) distributed to it

Assigning Devices to Locations via Apple School Manager

You can use this method in situations where devices are not purchased or managed centrally. Each location in Jamf School can be registered as a separate MDM server in Apple School Manager. Once the devices are assigned to a specific location, that location can operate autonomously with regard to each of its devices.

To use this method, you must have a server token (DEP token) from Apple School Manager stored in Jamf School. For more information, see Integrating Jamf School with Apple School Manager. Once this is completed, you can assign devices directly to the Apple School Manager location in Jamf School by selecting the location from the Location pop-up menu in the top-right corner of the Jamf School dashboard, and then enrolling devices.

Assigning Devices to Locations Using Automated Device Enrollment

You can assign devices to locations during Automated Device Enrollment (formerly DEP) by ensuring the authenticated user is made the device owner. Once enrollment is complete, the device will be assigned to the location that the user is associated with. For more information, see Automated Device Enrollment.

Assigning Devices to Locations Using Placeholders

It is recommended that you assign devices to locations using placeholders when multiple users will be using one device. To do this, you can select the location from the Location pop-up menu in the top-right corner of the Jamf School dashboard before importing the placeholder CSV file in Jamf School. For more information, see Adding a Placeholder Device.

Assigning Devices to Locations Manually

You can use this method to manually assign devices to locations before or after the device is enrolled.

Note: When moving a device to a new location, keep in mind that the assigned users will also move to the new location and if the device is assigned to device groups that are specific to the device's current location, its group membership will be revoked.

Moving a Device Location Before Enrollment

  1. In Jamf School, choose the top-level location from the Locations menu in the top-right corner of the Jamf Pro dashboard.

  2. Navigate to Devices > DEP in the sidebar.

  3. Select the checkbox next to the device you want to move, and click Move to location.

  4. Using the Move to location pop-up dialog, select the new location from the New location pop-up menu.

  5. Click Save.

Moving a Device Location After Enrollment

  1. In Jamf School, choose the top-level location from the Locations menu in the top-right corner of the Jamf Pro dashboard.

  2. Navigate to Devices > Overview in the sidebar.

  3. Select the checkbox next to the device you want to move, and click Move to location.

  4. Using the Move to location pop-up dialog, select the new location from the New location pop-up menu.

  5. Click Save.

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