JAMF version update and client JAMF binary update

khurram
Contributor III

Is it mandatory to update the JAMF binary on all the client machines after we have updated the JAMF server to a newer version ?

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Sims_
Contributor

I saw the same thing today after upgrading to 10.17. Which version did you upgrade to?

dan-snelson
Valued Contributor II

@khurram In my experience, after upgrading the Jamf Pro server, the client-side JAMF binary auto-updates when the computer next checks-in.

/usr/local/bin/jamf -version

sudo /usr/local/bin/jamf update -verbose

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Dan

khurram
Contributor III

@jgsims we upgraded from 15 to 17

waqas_khan
New Contributor III

As pointed out by @dan-snelson, the client binary gets auto-updated when the computer next checks in.

Here's the snippet from my mac's Jamf.log, showing the upgrade on Nov 24th, for context. It's quick (within a minute) and painless. Upgrades the binary, agent, helper and Self Service app.

Sun Nov 24 23:19:07 mymac jamf[2665]: Upgrading jamf binary...
Sun Nov 24 23:19:11 mymac jamf[2665]: The management framework will be enforced as soon as all policies are done executing.
Sun Nov 24 23:19:11 mymac jamf[2665]: Upgrading jamf agent...
Sun Nov 24 23:19:12 mymac jamf[2665]: Upgrading jamfHelper.app...
Sun Nov 24 23:19:12 mymac jamf[2665]: Upgrading JAMF notification service...
Sun Nov 24 23:19:13 mymac jamf[2665]: Upgrading Self Service.app...
Sun Nov 24 23:19:16 mymac jamf[2665]: Setting Self Service icon to custom
Sun Nov 24 23:19:16 mymac jamf[2665]: Upgrading Jamf.app...
Sun Nov 24 23:19:19 mymac jamf[2665]: Policy execution will now restart in the background using the updated JAMF Binary.
Sun Nov 24 23:19:19 mymac jamf[2665]: Removing existing launchd task /Library/Application Support/JAMF/tmp/com.jamfsoftware.task.policy.plist...