Sometimes, (in my case when using DEP enrollment on a slow wifi connection) the Jamf agent doesn’t get installed properly during DEP enrollment. To fix that here is what I did:
I first ran the following commands to manually download and “install” the Jamf binary from the Jamf server – All commands must be run as root! (“#” indicates a comment in script fashion not a command to run. Also be sure to replace “<Your JAMF Server>” with the address of your Jamf server)
# Get the jamf agent binary to the right location
curl https://<Your JAMF Server>/bin/jamf -o /tmp/jamf
mv /tmp/jamf /usr/local/jamf/bin/
# Set the binary to be executable
chmod +x /usr/local/jamf/bin/jamf
# Create a symbolic link for the binary so the “jamf” command is in the default path
ln -s /usr/local/jamf/bin/jamf /usr/local/bin/jamf
# Create the configuration file the jamf binary uses to find the server
/usr/local/bin/jamf createConf -url https://<Your JAMF Server>
# Re-enroll computer to get the server certificate
/usr/local/bin/jamf -enroll -prompt
Once the Jamf agent is installed, the computer was checking into the Jamf server. However I wasn’t able to scope it to policies because it was listed as “unmanaged”. To change that, on the Jamf server I edited the computer’s “General” information tab by checking the box to set it to “Managed”and entering a local administrative username and password on the computer for Jamf to use to mange the computer. Also, since we use “Sites”, I manually set the site for the computer as well.
Now that the Jamf agent was installed and I set the computer record to “managed”, I was able to scope policies, etc to the computer as I normally do.