Install New SCCM MacOS Client (64-bit)

We have a new Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager macOS Client (64-bit) that you can install on Mac clients. The 64-bit SCCM macOS client allows you to manage Apple devices running the macOS using Configuration Manager.

If you not aware, starting from macOS Catalina, you can no longer use the x86 applications. Therefore Microsoft released a new client specially to support macOS Catalina clients. Yes, It’s a 64-bit application.

The steps to install SCCM client agent on Mac computers was covered previously. However with the new MacOS 64-bit client, the installation changes. It is now very easy to install the client agent compared to previous method.

Step 1 – Download New SCCM MacOS Client (64-bit)

Most of all the macOS client installation package isn’t supplied with the Configuration Manager media. You can download the new SCCM client x64 for macOS here – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=100850.

Download SCCM MacOS Client (64-bit)
Download SCCM MacOS Client (64-bit)

Step 2 – Extract MacClient.dmg out of ConfigmgrMacClient.msi

When you download the Mac 64-bit client, it is a .msi file – ConfigmgrMacClient.msi. You must extract the .msi file and when you do that you get macclient.dmg file. Only then you can install New SCCM MacOS Client (64-bit).

On your server run the ConfigmgrMacClient.msi. On the Welcome page of Mac client setup wizard, click Next.

Install New SCCM MacOS Client (64-bit)
Install New SCCM MacOS Client (64-bit)

Accept the license agreement by clicking I Agree. Click Next.

ConfigmgrMacClient.msi install

Leave the installation folder to default and click Next.

Install New SCCM MacOS Client (64-bit)

On the Confirmation page, click Next.

ConfigmgrMacClient.msi install

The extraction process is complete.

ConfigmgrMacClient.msi install

Finally we get the macclient.dmg file.

 macclient.dmg
macclient.dmg

Step 3 – Install New SCCM MacOS Client (64-bit)

First of all, copy the macclient.dmg file located in “C:\Program Files (x86\Microsoft\System Center Configuration Manager” to your Mac client.

On the Mac client run the Macclient.dmg file that you just downloaded. This extracts the files to a folder on the local disk. Double click CMClient.pkg.

To allow the execution of CMClient.pkg, go to System Preferences and click Security & Privacy.

In the General tab, click Open Anyway.

Click Open.

The Microsoft Configuration Manager Client Installation wizard opens. Click Continue.

Install MacOS Client 64-bit

Now click Install.

Click Continue the installation. Note – You must restart the Mac to complete the installation.

Enter the login & password of the admin user and click Install.

The Mac client installation is successful. Click Restart.

Login to your Mac client. The Configuration Manager window appears, click Next.

Install MacOS Client 64-bit
Install MacOS Client 64-bit

Enter the username, password and the FQDN of your Site Server.

Click Yes to approve.

The new SCCM MacOS Client (64-bit) installation is complete. Click OK.

Let’s check the MacOS client 64 bit client install. Open System Preferences and you should see Configuration Manager icon.

Install MacOS Client 64-bit

When you open the Configuration Manager item in System Preferences on the Mac computer you will see the client properties. The Enrollment status should be Enrolled.

Install MacOS Client 64-bit

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Jiri S.
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Jiri S.

Is there any possibility for automation client instalation? Or only manual installation is available on MAC client? Sorry for dumb questions, but I dont have any experience with MAC clients.

Matt Rozema
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Matt Rozema

I have attempted this install, but the client fails to contact the server. I verified I am able to ping it however.

Dennis Roteliuk
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Dennis Roteliuk

Hi, your post doesn’t indicate if you are still required to do the server setup as outlined in this article?https://www.prajwaldesai.com/how-to-install-sccm-client-agent-on-mac-computers/
I’m trying to just install the new MacOS SCCM client on a system and I’m getting an error of “Unable to contact the server for this request”. Does the server still need configuring as per the referenced URL?
Thank you,

Ryan Morren
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Ryan Morren

Hijacking this post a bit, but has anyone tried using the new CMAppUtil command-line tools to convert Mac software’s to .cmmac to import into SCCM?

I am getting a ‘Segmentation fault: 11’ error every time I try to convert anything.

Is anyone else having this issue?

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