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Apply new policy only to new machines?

I'm looking to create a new policy, specifically one to add/remove dock items, to an existing Jamf environment with a few hundred enrolled devices. I'm trying to roll out cleaner docks & the self service app for a cleaner on-boarding. I'd like this t...  View more

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Jamf Dock Policy to Run 100 Percent of the time

I build my instance to run this way for a couple of reasons. The biggest one is that I like to build things that have interchangeable parts. Meaning if the transmission goes, we just replace that part. I have used Jamf since it was Casper and many or...  View more

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Adding application dock item appears with ?

I have a self service policy that installs an application. I added this application to the dock items with JAMF admin. I configured the policy, added the dock item to appear at the end of the dock.when the policy installs the application and adds the...  View more

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Locking Contents of Dock

I'm running this script from a policy in Jamf. #!/bin/sh defaults write com.apple.Dock contents-immutable -bool true; killall Dock It does not do anything. However, if I run it locally from Terminal, works like a charm. Any thoughts? What I am doing ...  View more

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Configure Dock for Jamf School

Aloha,I have followed the directions here for creating a dock configuration profile.https://support.jamfschool.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002303374-Configure-macOS-dock I was able to install google chrome as a package and create the dock application li...  View more

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Any way to reset com.apple.dock.plist?

currently deploying dock via outset and dockutil. i have a script that writes the apps to add to the dock and its set to run on login-once per user via outset. this works as expected (tried on currently broken machine by created a second local accoun...  View more

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Remove red System Preferences update Icon

Situation where the icon on system preferences for updates won't go away for a user. Update suppression for 30 days started a week ago in a config - no updates show for her but the icon is still there. Is there something specific to get the notificat...  View more

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Best practices for end user security profiles

I am wanting to improve our end user security within our school district on our macOS devices. Since I have taken over the Jamf/macOS/iOS process I have noticed that we don't have any real security profiles set up. What are some of your preferred pro...  View more

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Add Chrome shortcuts/apps to Dock?

Hi, at our company we are using G-Suite, which means we primarily want our users to run Gmail in Chrome to get full compatibility. However a lot of the users, including myself, find this not so user friendly as using, for example Outlook, since the g...  View more

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Guest Account Dock

I am in the process of switching over from Filewave to Jamf for Mac management and I'm amazed at how difficult it is to manage something as simple as the dock. I'm trying to use dockutil as suggested by many with no success. I am using the built in g...  View more

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Add Chrome to the Dock

I'm sure I'm missing something easy but I cannot find a way to add non-apple apps to the dock via Jamf. Any suggestions?  View more

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Dockutil Getting Started

Does anyone have any recommended steps or a quick overview of how to get dockutil up and running? I see some examples out there, but am not quite sure where to start building the package or writing a script. It seems to be the best way to manage dock...  View more

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Dock and Dockutil and Jamf Policy Woes...Ideas?

Hello all, So, in our environment we have a Mac lab used by elementary students (PreK-3), there's a single login for each class. Finding a way to have each of these user accounts to get a custom dock has been a nightmare (tired built in Jamf tools: p...  View more

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Dock settings in Guest account

I'm trying to set default settings for dock when users log in. As I can't chose non-system apps in Dock settings in Configuration Profiles I'm doing it through an ongoing policy upon login. When the users logs in the screen flashes and the changes in...  View more

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remove question mark from Dock.

Hi Everyone, I have upgraded version of application. i want to remove old version from all user's also from Dock and install new version. package name is Yammer. and that is not pkg file. this is .app. old package location is ~/Application folder. i ...  View more

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dockutil does not change all homes

So as part of our enrollment process, we change the dock using dockutil. With our DEP machines, we also "Create an additional local administrator account" (UID 501) However, if I log out of the account that a typical employee would create/use (UID 50...  View more

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Dock e Mission Control lost configuration

Hello! I have a problem with the Dock and Mission Control shortcuts, I have no configuration for the Dock and Mission Control and the users always have the configuration lost after rebooting the computer. Has anyone ever had anything similar?  View more

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Removing Jamf dock lock?

As a new Jamf user I started playing with simple things and thus changed the settings of the dock. Showing it left, right, size etc. I thought I could then simply remove it and the Dock would be free again but it seems that once Jamf gets its hands o...  View more

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Managing dock items

Is there a way to remove the default apple dock items i.e Mail, contacts, calendar etc?I can't seem to find where to do it - we don't particularly want to use scripts.  View more

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Dockfixup help!!

Hey everyone got a dockfixup question for you all. Is there anyway to prevent the system from adding photos,Maps,ibooks,and siri to the dock on profile creation? We used to use dockutil to set the dock on login and this works still but its also addin...  View more

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Online Dock Master webpage issue

For those that use the online Dock Master webpage to make a com.apple.dock.plist template at: http://techion.com.au/blog/2015/4/28/dock-master Just observed a bug in the online Dock Master created com.apple.dock.plist. In the plist it uses the static...  View more

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Dockutil Question

I'm pushing out a dockutil script nested in the outset login-once folder, for AD users.... I have a couple of lines in the script adding: ~/Documents and ~/Downloads Both are now showing up as Locked folders. To be clear, they are tagged as such, but...  View more

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Dockutil & Persisten-Others

Started testing Dockutil recently as I wouldn't mind getting some of our users Docks setup with some of our critical apps. It was working as I believe it should until I started getting apps placed into the "persistent-others" section of the dock, wit...  View more

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