How To: Install the LANDESK Macintosh Agent for the First Time

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    LANDESK Management Suite 9.6LANDESK Management Suite 2016.x

    Purpose

     

    This article covers how to install the LDMS Mac Agent

    MANUALLY

     

    Steps to install:

    1. Open Safari or another browser
    2. Browse to http://<coreServerFQDN/ldlogon/mac
    3. Click the name of the agent configuration that you want to install
    4. Once the agent configuration has been downloaded run the installer (requires admin rights).

     

    Note: Once an agent is installed on a Mac all new agents can be pushed to the Macs just like Windows.

     

    PUSH FROM THE CORE

     

    Prerequisites:

     

    • The Alternate Credentials for at least one administrative user need to be configured in the LANDesk Scheduler
      To add an alternate credential click in the 32bit console Configure -> Services -> (Scheduler tab) -> Change Login (button) -> Add (button)
    • The Remote Login feature (Under System preferences -> Sharing) need to be activated on the Mac OS

     

    Steps to install:

     

    1. Detect the Macintosh devices using Unmanaged Device Discovery (UDD)
    2. Drag the discovered device(s) to an agent configuration in the Agent Configuration GUI: this will trigger a Scheduled Job creation.
    3. Start the job.

     

    Note: After the installation of the agent the inventory scan is not run immediately as in a Windows device but a delay of 10 / 15 minutes will occur.