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.
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.
Accept the license agreement by clicking I Agree. Click Next.
Leave the installation folder to default and click Next.
On the Confirmation page, click Next.
The extraction process is complete.
Finally we get the macclient.dmg file.
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.
The Microsoft Configuration Manager Client Installation wizard opens. Click Continue.
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.
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.
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.