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macOS Guide IV: Create a Tag and assign it

Create a Tag

Please refer to our Management Guide Part III: Tags for further information. In this Guide we will create a random Tag and assign it to your first device. 

  • Open your Silverback Management Console (e.g
  • Login as an Administrator
  • Navigate to Tags 
  • Click New Tag
  • Enter a friendly name (required)
  • Enter a description (optional)
  • In the Enabled Features Area
    • Enable Profile
  • In the Device Types Area (required)
    • Enable macOS
  • Click Save

Configure Restrictions

  • Navigate to Profile
  • Navigate to Restrictions. Please refer to our full documentation Restrictions
  • Uncheck e.g. Bluetooth Preference
  • Uncheck e.g. iCloud Preference
  • Uncheck e.g. Sharing Preference
  • Click Save

Restrictions require a device reboot

Configure Exchange Active Sync  

  • Navigate to Exchange ActiveSync
  • Edit the first entry in the overview
  • Enable Active Sync Settings
  • Enter as Label Name e.g. Office365 
  • Enter as Server Name e.g. 
  • Click Save
  • Confirm with OK
  • If you want to edit Profile, click edit
  • If you want to remove Profile, click remove
  • If you want to enable or disable Profile, use the checkbox

By adding or editing a Exchange Profile Active Sync Profile, the tag will be automatically be saved. So please be careful when editing EAS Profile

Configure Wi-Fi

  • Navigate to Wi-Fi
  • Click New WiFi Profile
  • Enable Wi-Fi Settings
  • Enter a SSID, e.g. Imagoverum Wi-Fi
  • Select your Security Type, e.g. WPA 2
  • Enter your WPA 2 Password
  • Enable Hidden Network (optional)
  • Enable Automatically Join (optional)
  • Configure Proxy Settings (optional)
  • Click Save
  • Confirm with Yes

Assign the tag 

  • Navigate to Definition
  • Enable Auto Population

With this setting our new Tag will apply by default to all new enrolled macOS devices

  • For additional configuration please refer to our full document Auto Population
  • Click Save & Close
  • Confirm with OK

Proceed with with next chapter  

Check your Changes

  • Re-Enroll your macOS device
  • After the enrollment reboot your device
  • After a device reboot open System Preferences. 
    • Bluetooth should be disabled
    • iCloud should be disabled
    • Sharing should be disabled
  • Open Internet Accounts
    • Office365 Account should be listed
    • Click it  and you will be prompted to enter your Exchange Active Sync Password
    • Enter your password and click OK
  • Open Network
    • Click Advanced
    • Check your Preferred Networks 

Next Steps

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