@tcandela See the following article for links to InstallAssistant.pkg which is an Apple packaged version of the Install MacOS Big Sur.app which can be uploaded to your on-prem DP or a Jamf Cloud DP: https://mrmacintosh.com/macos-big-sur-full-installer-database-download-directly-from-apple/
@sdagley thanks. So to make sure I understand this correctly, I downloaded the INSTALLASSISTANT.PKG 11.3.1, so I would upload this to my JAMF location?
Create a policy and include this INSTALLASSISTANT.PKG, and once a scoped computer has this policy assigned it will place the 11.3.1 Big Sur installer in the computers /Applications folder??
@tcandela New easy way - Apple creates the install package for you. You could also use the
--fetch-full-installer option to download the latest installer, but if you prefer to install via .pkg from Jamf Pro (say if you had a requirement to install a specific version) then this is the easiest way.
@james.spencer I put the following command (see last line below) in the FILES AND PROCESSES --> EXECUTE COMMANDS and each time it runs on the test machine i check the policies log for the details of it's execution, and it always says
not a valid command --fetch-full-installer not a valid command --full-installer-version
softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version 11.3.1
softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer command is not pulling down the installer via VPP, which used to get you a stub installer lacking the parts required to use
startosinstall, it's doing the download from Apple's software update servers. You get the full macOS installer, just as if you'd downloaded one of the packages listed at https://mrmacintosh.com/macos-big-sur-full-installer-database-download-directly-from-apple/