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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.

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

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In the General tab, click Open Anyway.

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Click Open.

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

Install MacOS Client 64-bit

Now click Install.

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

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

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The Mac client installation is successful. Click Restart.

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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.

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Click Yes to approve.

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

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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

Youssef Saad

Hi, I am Youssef Saad from Morocco, I have approximately 6 years of IT infrastructure experience. My main focus is the Enterprise Device Management and increasing the End-user Digital Experience. Recently, I have been working on multiple technologies such as MEMCM / Configuration Manager, Intune and Nexthink. I am passionate about sharing my experience with other people and I participate in different blogs / forums.

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15 Comments

  1. Hello Prajwal!

    Can we automatically deploy the client to my infrastructure? I have a Windows infrastructure … I have 10 MacOS in my company and I can see that there are more and more of them. is there a way to automatically deploy the client to Mac OS as it does to Windows systems? Thank you in advance for your help!

  2. Hi Youssef,
    Thank you for all of your help. I need to deploy .net framework 4.8 do you have a step-by-step guide? Thank you.

  3. Hi all,

    we’re using sccm client on macOS for many years, everything was working till new 64-bit client on catalina. The setup itself is correct, because it’s running on mac OS 10.14 and earlier version with the new client.

    But on catalina, when enrolling a new device i get the following error:

    SecTrustSettingsSetTrustSettings error: errSecInternalComponent

    ERROR: Failed to install certificate

    The trusted root certificate is being installed, but the client auth cert not.

    The sccm client shows enrolled but when trying to connect, it says:

    Certificate has untrusted root

    Do you have any advice?

    Best, Stefan

    1. SecTrustSettingsSetTrustSettings error: errSecInternalComponent 
      ERROR: Failed to install certificate. 

      Me too

  4. 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.

    1. We’ve automated the client installation with scripts. So far the best solution for us.

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

    1. Have you followed all other steps for managing mac clients? Did you configured Enrollment Point and Enrollment Proxy Point on your SCCM Server?

  6. 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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