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How to Enroll Clients in Profile Manager’s MDM

Once a configuration profile has been created in Lion Server’s Profile Manager, the users can access it from a web browser in order to enroll their device in Profile Manager’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) service.

When a device is enrolled, the MDM service pushes configuration changes to the device, so the user no longer needs to access the web portal. (An enrollment is actually a type of configuration profile.) Enrollment also enables a user to lock or wipe the Mac or iOS device from the web portal.

Here’s how to enroll a device:

  1. From the Lion Mac or iOS device, log in with a web browser at yourdomain.com/mydevices.

    The My Devices page appears.

  2. Click the Devices tab.

  3. Click the Enroll button.

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  4. After the configuration profile file downloads and you’re warned that settings will be changed, click the Install button.

    You’re asked for a password if there’s an e-mail configuration in the profile.

To remotely lock or wipe a device from the admin’s Profile Manager web page, choose either command from the gear icon. Users can find the commands in their My Devices page under the Devices tab.

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