Apple Business Manager and School Manager Terms Update – October 25, 2021

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Yesterday, Apple issued updated terms to both Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager. Not much has changed here from my prior posts on these and the on the mechanisms at play here and the impact. The impact of not agreeing these terms are: In Apple School Manager, Apple Business Manager, and the Device Enrollment…

Apple School Manager Terms Update – December 3, 2020

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Looks like my last post was a little premature, as overnight we received emails like the above for Apple School Manager. Like the Apple Business Manager email received beforehand, this email forewarns of a change to the Apple School Manager terms on December 3, 2020. This time, however, the email was from a more expected…

Apple Business Manager Terms Update – December 3, 2020

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If you have an account which is an Administrator of an Apple Business Manager instance, you might receive or soon receive an email like the above. This email does seem legit, (despite coming from “noreply@me.com” where previous came from “no-reply@apple.com”), and I expect the process if not agreed to be the same as six months ago. One nice…

Apple Business Manager and School Manager Terms Updates

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Apple has issued updated terms to both Apple Business Manager and School Manager. Not much has changed here from my prior post on these and the linked post before that on the mechanisms at play here and the impact (though there are no outstanding issues this time around). The impact of not agreeing these terms…

Apple Business Manager Terms Update

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As forewarned in the above email sent to Apple Business Manager administrator accounts on June 2nd, Apple has started to roll out the updated the Terms for Apple Business Manager. An Administrator account will be prompted to agree these updated Terms when next logging into Apple Business Manager, & until then your MDM will not…

More DEP Sync Errors

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A week after the recent updated Terms & Conditions, we saw DEP sync errors reappear in our datajar.mobi deployments. Below is some detail on what has caused these new sync errors & how to resolve.

DEP errors after updated software license agreements

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With the release of iOS 13 last night, new Terms and Conditions were released. This is an annual update, however your MDM might not have responded as expected. See below for some more details.

FossHub & AutoPkg

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A few years ago FossHub’s Terms of Service (read: TOS) did not allow for automated downloads. This has changed recently, with details on how to now download from FossHub via AutoPkg below.

Deleting Unenrolled Devices via the AirWatch API

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We’ve started to look at enabling “Compliance Policies” within AirWatch. However, these are scoped to “Assignment Groups” (was “Smart Groups”, another thing that seems to be mid-rename) & “Assignment Groups” do not have criteria for a devices “Enrolment Status”. Below is an API script that I am using to automate device deletion if a device meets…

Captive Portals

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Earlier today the above popped up on some 10.9 Macs, iOS devices & even Android devices. Clicking “Cancel” would only stop the pop up for a few minutes & it would re-appear. On the MacAdmins Slack a few mentioned seeing this, so the immediate thoughts of “OMG what has happened to my wireless” subsided.