Installing IS Managed Mac on desktops and laptops (primarily for admin staff)

Macbook laptops

Laptops are automatically assigned a hostname during installation. Please do not register them on Edlan.

  • Assuming it's a brand new out-of-the-box macbook, during the setup click NO to join wifi, NO to transfer info, YES to licence agreement.
  • Create computer account on the macbook. Make sure to change the username to the UUN of the primary user, otherwise it will attempt to use the Full Name. Set a generic temporary password
  • Don't enable Siri. Skip setting up touch ID.
  • Log into the computer account, and connect to Central wifi by logging in via Safari (not Eduroam as you don't want it remembering your credentials)
  • Go to www.office365.ed.ac.uk log in as yourself. Open Sharepoint and search for macOSDesktop
  • Click on the link under Service support documentation for 'Building the macOS Supported Desktops' and follow steps 2 to 5 to install and configure

Desktops

  • Desktops need an entry in dns/inf on IFMDP or ATMDP wire, an lcfg file and an entry in Edlan as per MacOS EdlanDB but don't tick 'Register this host in the DHCP database' because our local Inf DHCP server assigns the IP, not the IS ones.
  • The machine name in DNS must match the Edlan netbios name (case is irrelevant). Informatics netbios names begin with 'INF-'. A dns alias is acceptable, e.g. the machine with a netbios name of INF-CUYP is named 'cuyp' locally and has a DNS cname of inf-cuyp
  • Connect the machine via ethernet to wire IFMDP or ATMDP as appropriate
  • Create computer account on the iMac. Make sure to change the username to the UUN of the primary user, otherwise it will attempt to use the Full Name. Set a generic temporary password
  • Log into the computer account
  • Go to www.office365.ed.ac.uk log in as yourself. Open Sharepoint and search for macOSDesktop
  • Click on the link under Service support documentation for 'Building the macOS Supported Desktops' and follow steps 2 to 5 to install and configure
  • Arrange for the infsupport account to be added to the machine, via request to IS Helpline. Toby and Jennifer have the password for this account.
  • In System Preferences, click Sharing, then select the Remote Management tickbox. This will allow us to remotely log in with the infsupport account if required.

Removing the JAMF Management

Removing the JAMF Management instructions.

Additional information

Further details can be found in Toby's Final Project Report

User facing documentation

IS Documentation Using your Mac

Supported Mac has been added to the computing platforms section on computing.help and tagged under MacOS

-- JenniferOxley - 05 Mar 2020

Topic revision: r9 - 05 Mar 2020 - 11:57:39 - JenniferOxley
 
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