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Casper

Revision as of 09:40, 12 September 2012 by Christopher Tangora (talk | contribs) (Took out the version of the Quick Add app so it didn't need to be constantly updated.)

JAMF’s Casper is a program we use to provide remote software installation and management of Macintosh computers owned by Middlebury College. We ask all faculty and staff who have been assigned Mac computers to install this application from middfiles. Note that all computers distributed by LIS since July 2011 already have Casper. If you see an application called Self-Service under Applications/Utilities, your Mac already has Casper and you do not need to follow the instructions below. For more information about Casper, see the Casper FAQ.


You can download the installer from Middfiles on campus by going to the finder and pushing “Command K” to get the connect to server dialog window. From here you would type afp://shed.middlebury.edu, hit enter (authenticate if requested) and navigate to Software -> Public -> JAMF Casper Quick Add and download the JAMF-QuickAdd-...pkg installer found there. Once downloaded, double-click on the package to begin the installation. You will be prompted for your credentials and the installer will continue.


If you are off-campus, go to http://go.middlebury.edu/files and log into middfiles with a web browser. Navigate to Software -> Public -> JAMF Casper Quick Add. You will need to download the .zip file instead of the .pkg file. Once the zip file has been downloaded, you can double-click on it to have the Mac OS expand the compressed file, then find the .pkg that it expanded and double-click on the package.