Posted on 05-05-2017 09:51 AM
Is there a way to have an app from the Mac App Store push automatically as well as appear in Self Service? I only see where you can do one or other other, but not both.
I'd like to be able to push GarageBand automatically, but also have it in Self Service in the case that it either didn't push, or simply just needs to be reinstalled for whatever reason.
Posted on 05-05-2017 12:37 PM
We had an issue where i wanted to achieve the opposite of what you need, i was setting VPP apps as install Automatically only but they were also showing up in Self Service which i did not want.
What we found was if there was a category assigned it would also show up in Self Service so i needed to flip it to self service, remove the category then flip it back to install automatically and set the category to none, you could try this to see if it works;
if that doesn't work then
i'm not sure if this is some odd side effect but it works in our environment, if i add a category it shows up in Self Service
Posted on 05-08-2017 05:23 AM
All of our apps are assigned to categories. Makes then easier to find when you have a large list of apps.
Posted on 05-08-2017 06:05 AM
Posted on 05-08-2017 07:50 AM
If VPP policy is set to PUSH (Install Automatically/Prompt Users to Install), and PULL (Make Available in SelfService), and the former doesn't work, curious how the later would work...since they both work through MDM?
Posted on 11-12-2020 08:48 AM
Did anyone ever figure out a way to accomplish this?
Id like to push an App Store app to specific devices. But also make it available in self service for the rest of devices. Anyone have ideas on how to accomplish this?
Posted on 12-04-2020 07:27 AM
You can add a new app in the mac app store section and basically duplicate the existing app you have, and set the new duplicate to self service. You just have to use a slightly different name. I use this with older version numbers as a way to support older versions of apps as well.
Princeton Public Schools
Posted on 12-18-2020 01:45 PM
Actually just had Jamf fix this in our cloud server by installing a knob in our SQL database that turns off the "compatibility check" for apps which then just pushes the correct version of that app for that specific system regardless of what version you have in the Jamf Mac App Store Apps section.
Just open a ticket with Jamf to fix this. Not sure why anyone would want it to not install, not sure what this "feature" is supposed to do.
Princeton Public Schools