Get in Touch
Back to main blog page

Recent Changes to Apple Configurator

7th February 2022 | posted by Moof IT

Apple have now made it easier to get your Macs into Apple Business manager/Apple school manager via the recently released Apple Configurator for iOS.


Apple Configurator

Apple Configurator

With macOS Monterey, Apple has made it possible to get Mac devices into Apple Business Manager/Apple School Manager without having to purchase them from an approved reseller or from Apple directly. This new method involves the Apple Configurator app for iOS – this is big news as you have a greater degree of ownership and control on devices in ABM/ASM, and you can benefit from zero-touch deployment if you are redeploying them.


New Key Feature

With the introduction of macOS 12 Monterey, it’s now possible to retroactively enrol Macs with a T2 or M1 chip into Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager, if the Macs were either purchased from a non-DEP approved reseller, or if the Macs were previously released from an MDM server.

The process involves downloading Apple Configurator for iOS, logging into the app with a Managed Apple ID for your organisation (with device manager permissions as a minimum) and then enrolling the Mac during the setup assistant. Please note – this only works if the Mac isn’t currently assigned to an Apple Business Manager/Apple School Manager instance.

The enrolment is considered provisional for 30 days, meaning a user can remove the Mac from Apple Business Manager/Apple School Manager, so it’s recommended to enrol your Macs and leave them in a cupboard or safe place until the 30-day period has elapsed. This minimises the risk of employees or students removing the device from ABM/ASM.

Once enrolled, the Macs will need to be moved from the “Apple Configurator 2” MDM server in Apple Business Manager/Apple School Manager, into the relevant MDM server.


User guide

Please find the Apple step by step guide below for more information.

If you need any assistance with the topics discussed today, or help in general with your Macs, just get in touch with the moof IT team.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Other Articles

Why Prompt Patching is Vital for Cybersecurity
1st September 2021

Are you fed up with being told that keeping your organisation’s Macs up to date…

Moof IT - Why I Need To Update My Apple Device
You Need to Update Your iPhone and Mac ASAP – Here’s Why
15th September 2021

Sometimes, device updates can wait a day or two. However, occasionally, a software update arrives…

Changes to macOS version comparisons in macOS Big Sur
18th November 2020

Old and busted Up until now, we’ve been using the “Product Version” (i.e. 10.15.7) of…

Case Study – LJMU
6th July 2020

We have recently completed an Apple management project with Liverpool John Moores University, Alex Parker…

Time machine – Back to the future!
13th February 2020

The following are the notes from the presentation given by James Bousfield to the LAA’s…

About moof IT

moof IT are an Apple focused IT company providing a full range of services to over 150 clients including user support, device management, infrastructure and security.

Contact Info

Tel: 0203 983 4444


London: 1st Floor 20 Noel Street London W1F 8GW

Manchester: The Sharp Project, Thorp Rd, Manchester M40 5BJ

Surrey: Unit 9B, Southbridge House, Southbridge Place, Croydon CR0 4HA

Social Media