Setting up new machines?

New Contributor II


What's the best practice for new machine that's come straight out of box?

I have setup a configuration that will reimage an old machine machine, add it into jamf and run/setup all the scripts and programs required for it to be ready for the end user but I'm not sure what the best pratice is for a new machine?

Do we re-image it straight away?
Do we run OOBE setup the admin account, recon the machine so it gets added to to JAMF; then it falls into a smart group for JAMF to configure the rest of it?
Do we amend the autoadd package with all the scripts and packages it requires? - This may create a large auto add package.

Thanks in advance.


Valued Contributor

Is DEP an option for you? That should be your starting point if it is.

New Contributor II

We only just setup DEP this week but we have a few more machines ordered pre-DEP to arrive still.

Valued Contributor

If you can @Taylor.Armstrong's is the best recommendation. If not try the OOBE setup you mentioned, and have the smart group do the configuration triggered via policies