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Every so often, Mac admins who administer Jamf Pro may run into a situation like this:
In a situation like this, you can use a Jamf Pro policy to provide the installer to a specified Mac. For more details, please see below the jump.
To enable downloading an installer to a specified Mac using Jamf Pro, use the following procedure.
1. Create a policy in Jamf Pro.
2. Add the installer package to the policy.
3. Set the installer package’s Action to Cache.
Set policy trigger and scoping as preferred.
Once the policy runs on the Mac(s) it’s scoped to run on, Jamf Pro will download the installer package to the following directory on the Mac(s):
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Waiting Room
Note: The Waiting Room directory is only accessible using root privileges.
Once the policy finishes running, you can collect the downloaded installer from /Library/Application Support/JAMF/Waiting Room.