JAMF - How to make a install package

Login to JAMF

Obtain the installer package
Put on your computer in downloads


Click on the settings icon

Click on Computer Management

Click on Packages

Click on New

Click on Choose File - Note that when you choose the file it'll auto fill in the Display Name

Choose your .pkg

Click Open

Name it on Display Name - modify if you don't like the auto populated name
Use COMM – AVID (use comm – name) to name packages

Then click on Save
Will upload and spin for a second. . .
When uploaded – then click refresh and this will go away

Then click on Packages

Double check your package is loaded

We see here our test has uploaded

Go back to COMM from Full Jamf Pro

Click on Computers


New Policy

>GENERAL Settings
Name the policy make sure it starts with COMM
Make sure the
Enabled box is checked
Enabled means the policy is enabled it won't run unless it is enabled – Disable if you do not want the policy to run
Category – Management, Tool or Security or whatever makes sense

Recurring Check-in is the policy will run every 15 minutes till it's been run on that system 

Check the box Automatically re-run policy on failure On next recurring check-in

Click on Packages


Find your package and click on Add

Leave at default Distribution Point

Choose Install or Cache or Install Cached

Click SAVE

OPTIONAL everything in RED - Skip to Scope section 

- if there is a a RESTART involved with allowing the computer to run the software 

Example an security Allowance:  You can configure that in the install - NOTE THIS DIDN'T WORK BUT HERE ARE THE NOTES


Next Choose Files and Processes

Choose Configure

Install execute and restart command

Then click Save 

Restart Options > Click on Configure

MDM and click Add

THIS WAS A .kext file that needed to be installed and allowed before the software would run but still may have to allow this manually

Click on Save 

Next Click on Scope to add comptuers that are going to have the policy pushed to them

Choose Edit

Choose Selected Deployment Targets

Click on add

You will choose to add
>Computers for individual computers
>Computer Groups for adding smart groups of entire labs

To add a computer search and select the computer to add

To add a Computer Group find the computer group and click Add

Your targets have been selected and the show up as Targets

To include all our teaching stations and labs use these two groups

Then click on Save

To remove targets click Remove

Click on Show in Jamf Pro Dashboard to monitor the process

Click on the jamf home page to see the dashboard

The status will show up here.

Completed, Pending etc.