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Disable Auto-Capitalize via JAMF?

Hello. I will be preparing iPads very soon for next school year. The K-2 teachers would like auto-capitalize turned off as it defeats the purpose of teaching when to use them. This involves 200+ iPads. Worse comes to worse I could do it individually ...  View more

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Resetting Macbook Password

Hello, We have Jamf Pro for a large group of macbooks for high school students. The students often forget the password to get into their device, and there is no simple fix to reset that currently. Our current method is to back up the home user folder...  View more

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Secure Tokens for startosinstall

I know secure tokens get a lot of airtime around here but I wanted to know if anyone has any solution to granting secure tokens from an execution Policy payload. I am managing 500 machines for a school. A large issue I am having is the inability for ...  View more

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Have you used Jamf Assessment?

Hello Jamf Nation, Has your district piloted or implemented the Jamf Assessment app? Whether it was helping one student or many, I’d love to hear from you! Reply here, send me an email (Sam.Weiss) or hit me up on MacAdmins Slack (jamf_sam). I’ll like...  View more

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Naming scheme rework

Hi All, I am looking to overcome an issue that I have when using a prestage enrollment or any enrollment for that matter. When completing the OOBE I am asked to create a local administrator account, which tends to be a service account that I have bee...  View more

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Introducing Jamf Nation education community

Hello Jamf Nation! As you may have noticed, we began making some larger-than-normal changes to Jamf Nation, starting with My Assets and Jamf ID. Jamf Nation is the largest Apple IT admin community on the internet. With that, this community enjoys a h...  View more

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iPad Disabled

After 2 weeks now of "remote learning," I still have 1 issue that requires the family to drop the ipad off. Kids are disabling the ipad by entering the screen lock password wrong too many times. Actually, the last 2 it was a sibling that did it on pu...  View more

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School Closures and e-Learning Resources

Hello Jamf Nation! As most of the US and other Countries are facing school closures, I wanted to begin the dialogue between Teachers and IT Admins all across our Jamf Nation Community. Please use this post as a means of sharing your best practices fo...  View more

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Migrating user data to Managed Apple IDs

Has anyone here done a mass migration from the old institutional Apple IDs to Managed Apple IDs? I manage the Apple devices at a school district, and I need to get about 500 staff members moved over to Managed Apple IDs, but I am concerned about the ...  View more

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Interview Questions for student employees

Hello JN, Last year, I took a position at CU Boulder the Apple Labs Administrator. In addition to my day to day jamf duties, I supervise a handful of students. The team I inherited is great, but, members of the team are starting to graduate and I am ...  View more

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Migrating User Data to DEP Macs

So, I just got into Jamf recently and am diving headfirst into DEP Macs. [I love it] One snag that I've hit so far is that whichever account I log into first becomes the MDM account and I cannot delete the account (Or apparently change the account af...  View more

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CIPA, COPPA and FERPA

So we got the directive to start looking at becoming compliant with FERPA, CIPA and COPPA in our school district. We are going to look at a DPSS (Digital Privacy, Safety and Security) framework as a starting point. Any recommendations on a DPSS to lo...  View more

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Complete Beginner

Hi everyone, I'm new to my organization - I am a 60% computer science and 40% IT coordinator. I just started last September and 1/3 of our devices have JAMF, and 2/3 of our devices don't. The previous teacher was the only one who had knowledge of JAM...  View more

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