@chris.kemp Thanks for the info! We just brought on a new client who has a DEP account, but none of their Macs were assigned to it at the time of purchase. They asked me if we could utilize the DEP now that we have it assigned to a new Jamf Pro server that I finished setting up yesterday. They did not have an MDM solution setup with their DEP account before I linked it to their new Jamf Pro server yesterday. I really hope Apple allows this soon. It would make my life a lot easier since this new client is a remote client. Their users are scattered across the country. It's easy to train people to use the user initiated enrollment, and I have several policies that run right after enrollment that will install software, but DEP would make setting things up a lot easier. Since I have no DEP assigned Macs, I can't test the prestage enrollments.
We have done the same as m.donovan. We purchased the macs a few years back but didn’t add them to our DEP account at the time. I just emailed our resellers and they added all the macs onto our DEP account in a couple of days. All because of the new User Approved from Apple and DEP is the easiest from now on instead of imaging.
@m.donovan @IanStark Thanks for the info. I will find out how they bought these Macs, and give this a try. I don't like imaging. It had its uses in some of the companies I have worked in, but I really don't feel like dealing with the imaging process. I would prefer to start with a newly reinstalled system, or one fresh out of the box, and allow a set of enrollment policies to do the work.
Agree with above, we have also added many Macs (and I think, iOS devices bought via carriers and resellers). Not sure why Apple indicated they can't do that. You need to work through your reseller though to get it them submitted to Apple (i.e. you can't submit them yourself, that may be what they meant).