Add macOS Computer to Apple School Manager


With the advent of the M1 Processor, Apple has provided a way to add University owned devices into Apple School Manager (ASM). When we add them to ASM, we gain added beneficial management commands when the device is enrolled in Jamf. It is preferred that we add any devices that we can to ASM to better manager our fleet of computers. In this article, we will explain the process to add those devices to ASM.

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What materials do I need?

  • iOS Device with Apple Configurator 2 Installed
  • Mac Computer with M1 or newer Processor

How do I use this technology?

If you haven't already done so, install Apple Configurator 2 to your iOS device. If you don't have an iOS device, then please ask someone that does to perform this first section. 

Add to Apple School Manager (ASM):

  1. Login to Apple Configurator with your managed Apple ID. If you don't have one or don't know what yours is, please contact the UAA IT Enterprise Applications team.
  2. Boot up the Mac Computer.
  3. At the Mac's Location screen, use Apple Configurator and point the circle from your iOS device to the screen. Once recognized, it should add to ASM.

    Screen Shot of iOS Apple Configurator


Assign Device to Jamf:

  1. Login to Apple School Manager with your managed Apple ID.
  2. Click on the link on the left called Devices.
  3. Search for the serial number of the Mac Computer you are working on.
  4. Select it and in the right-hand pane at the top, click Edit MDM Server.

    Snapshot of ASM and devices
  5. Choose Assign to the following MDM.

    Screen shot of Assigning to MDM
  6. From the drop-down, select
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Wait about 5 minutes.
  9. Reboot the Mac. At this time, it should auto-process through the stages for first time setup.

Need additional help or have issues

For support, requests may be submitted anytime using the appropriate Endpoint Management Service (EMS) form. Requests generate a Ticket which will be worked in order received and urgency by IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

For immediate assistance please review the Contact Us page for the appropriate support group.


Article ID: 1359
Mon 12/12/22 7:55 AM
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