Rice Jamf Auto-Enrollment Instructions

This article explains the process a Rice employee will follow to self-deploy a new Mac device using Jamf.

I received my new Macintosh in the box. Now what?

OIT, now has the capability for new Macintosh computers ordered via Rice Marketplace to be sent directly to the end-user's department. Through our Macintosh enterprise management system (JAMF), Rice IT can now configure these new Macs automatically and remotely. This Auto-Enrollment process using the JAMF system will begin once the system is turned on and simply requires access to a WiFi Internet connection (on-campus or away) to complete the initial setup of the device. Note that very slow connections are not recommended.

Deployment Procedure - Step by Step

Initial Setup

Unbox the Mac, connect the power supply, and power up the computer. The Setup Assistant will appear. Select United States and Click Continue.

Jamf Welcome

Select Your WiFi Network

When selecting a network, look for Rice Visitor (if on campus) or another network (if elsewhere). For now, don't connect to Ethernet or Rice Owls wireless on campus. 

Click Continue.

Select Wifi Network


Once connected to the Internet, you will be asked to enroll the machine with the Rice University remote management system via JAMF. Click Continue.

Jamf Remote Management

Please note, if you are not presented with the message above the computer may not properly configure itself for JAMF enrollment, or a network connection could not be established. For enrollment issues such as this, please contact the Rice OIT Help Desk 713-348-4357 (713-348-HELP) or use the online form to submit a request: https://oit.rice.edu/request-help.

Enter your NetID and password when prompted.

Installation should complete within 30-45 minutes if on campus; possibly longer if on a slower Internet connection.

Once the Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), are accessible in the Applications folder, the Auto-Enrollment deployment process has been completed. When you see the notification in the center of your screen advising you of Microsoft security information, that is confirmation that the process is complete. 

Once the process completes, you'll be prompted to log in. After your first login (using your NetID and password) you will be prompted to enable FileVault Encryption. Click 'Enable' to proceed.

Software installed in the deployment process includes basic productivity applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Zoom, Firefox, and Chrome, and the Rice-sanctioned endpoint security tools.  More details on endpoint security is available in the KB or https://kb.rice.edu/109748 (login required for KB).  

If you need assistance with migrating data, configuring/installing additional software on a Rice-owned Macintosh, you may visit the KB for instructions and view download options  You may also contact the Rice OIT Help Desk 713-348-4357 or use the online form to submit a request: https://oit.rice.edu/request-help.

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Keywords:Jamf, macOS, new Mac, configuration, macOS, iOS, comprehensive management system, Apple, Endpoint Management, auto-enrollment   Doc ID:109748
Owner:Tom O.Group:Rice University
Created:2021-03-18 13:26 CSTUpdated:2022-12-06 00:43 CST
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