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Rice Jamf Auto-Enrollment Instructions

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

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

OIT now has the capability of allowing new Macintosh computers ordered via Rice Marketplace to be sent directly to the end-user’s department. The Auto-Enrollment process will begin once the system is turned on and simply requires access to a WiFi or Ethernet 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

Turn the Mac on and 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 on campus. Click Continue.

Select Wifi Network


Once connected to the Internet, you will be asked to enroll the machine with Rice University. Click Continue.

Jamf Remote Management

Please note, if you are not presented with the message below the computer may not be properly setup 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:

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 completed.

After 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 (login required).  

If you need assistance with 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:

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Keywords:Jamf, macOS, new Mac, configuration, macOS, iOS, comprehensive management system, Apple, Endpoint Management   Doc ID:109748
Owner:Tom O.Group:Rice University
Created:2021-03-18 14:26 CDTUpdated:2021-10-11 11:45 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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