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I've just purchased macOS Server and am trying to add devices to its management. I've tried going to the "My Devices" page,

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and downloading a configuration profile for MDM enrollment:

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The configuration profile has the following contents:

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<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
    <key>PayloadContent</key>
    <array>
        <dict>
            <key>PayloadContent</key>
            <dict>
                <key>CAFingerprint</key>
                <data>
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                </data>
                <key>Challenge</key>
                <string>eN23VUrSBk1GJWa5/y4ViIUGGkdr3gPqYwEU/l8VQAo=</string>
                <key>Key Type</key>
                <string>RSA</string>
                <key>Key Usage</key>
                <integer>0</integer>
                <key>Keysize</key>
                <integer>2048</integer>
                <key>Name</key>
                <string>Profile Manager Device Identity CA</string>
                <key>Subject</key>
                <array>
                    <array>
                        <array>
                            <string>CN</string>
                            <string>MDM Identity Certificate:728ad81d-a72f-467b-a9bb-ae74bff37fd4</string>
                        </array>
                    </array>
                </array>
                <key>URL</key>
                <string>http://Kurts-MacBook-Pro-13:80/mdm/scep</string>
            </dict>
            <key>PayloadDescription</key>
            <string>Configures SCEP</string>
            <key>PayloadDisplayName</key>
            <string>Device Credential Request</string>
            <key>PayloadIdentifier</key>
            <string>com.apple.mdmconfig.SCEP</string>
            <key>PayloadOrganization</key>
            <string>Kurt Peek</string>
            <key>PayloadType</key>
            <string>com.apple.security.scep</string>
            <key>PayloadUUID</key>
            <string>AECB99D7-9F26-4460-853B-C6D7DF366354</string>
            <key>PayloadVersion</key>
            <integer>1</integer>
        </dict>
        <dict>
            <key>AccessRights</key>
            <integer>8191</integer>
            <key>CheckInURL</key>
            <string>https://Kurts-MacBook-Pro-13/devicemanagement/api/device/mdm_checkin</string>
            <key>CheckOutWhenRemoved</key>
            <true/>
            <key>IdentityCertificateUUID</key>
            <string>AECB99D7-9F26-4460-853B-C6D7DF366354</string>
            <key>PayloadDescription</key>
            <string>Configures Mobile Device Management</string>
            <key>PayloadDisplayName</key>
            <string>Device Management</string>
            <key>PayloadIdentifier</key>
            <string>com.apple.mdmconfig.mdm</string>
            <key>PayloadOrganization</key>
            <string>Kurt Peek</string>
            <key>PayloadType</key>
            <string>com.apple.mdm</string>
            <key>PayloadUUID</key>
            <string>2AE2D020-2473-47DB-A773-EC00E76C1C66</string>
            <key>PayloadVersion</key>
            <integer>1</integer>
            <key>ServerCapabilities</key>
            <array>
                <string>com.apple.mdm.per-user-connections</string>
            </array>
            <key>ServerURL</key>
            <string>https://Kurts-MacBook-Pro-13/devicemanagement/api/device/mdm_connect</string>
            <key>Topic</key>
            <string>com.apple.mgmt.XServer.49f0f7d5-260f-49b5-b723-d40953cc7376</string>
        </dict>
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            <key>PayloadContent</key>
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            <key>PayloadDescription</key>
            <string>Configures your device to trust the Profile Manager server Kurt Peek.</string>
            <key>PayloadDisplayName</key>
            <string>Trust Profile for Kurt Peek</string>
            <key>PayloadIdentifier</key>
            <string>com.apple.scep.certificate</string>
            <key>PayloadOrganization</key>
            <string>Kurt Peek</string>
            <key>PayloadType</key>
            <string>com.apple.security.root</string>
            <key>PayloadUUID</key>
            <string>52AA91DB-7A74-4BE4-B712-1F0791DA5FE9</string>
            <key>PayloadVersion</key>
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            <key>PayloadContent</key>
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            <key>PayloadDescription</key>
            <string>Configures your device to trust the Profile Manager server Kurt Peek.</string>
            <key>PayloadDisplayName</key>
            <string>Trust Profile for Kurt Peek</string>
            <key>PayloadIdentifier</key>
            <string>com.apple.root.certificate</string>
            <key>PayloadOrganization</key>
            <string>Kurt Peek</string>
            <key>PayloadType</key>
            <string>com.apple.security.root</string>
            <key>PayloadUUID</key>
            <string>B0716D15-5A7D-48D1-912C-E8BB7412DD9B</string>
            <key>PayloadVersion</key>
            <integer>1</integer>
        </dict>
    </array>
    <key>PayloadDescription</key>
    <string>Allows the server to manage your device.</string>
    <key>PayloadDisplayName</key>
    <string>Remote Management</string>
    <key>PayloadIdentifier</key>
    <string>com.apple.config.Kurts-MacBook-Pro-13.mdm</string>
    <key>PayloadOrganization</key>
    <string>Kurt Peek</string>
    <key>PayloadType</key>
    <string>Configuration</string>
    <key>PayloadUUID</key>
    <string>D4562B5A-1B37-45D8-84FF-BE27611A8893</string>
    <key>PayloadVersion</key>
    <integer>1</integer>
</dict>
</plist>

However, if I Airdrop this mdm_profile.mobileconfig to another device and try to open it, I get an error message "Unable to contact the SCEP server":

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Am I supposed to install macOS Server on every device I want to manage? (I would have thought that it sufficed to install it on one 'admin' device).

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You’ll want to get ready for some setup and reading of the docs: https://support.apple.com/guide/profile-manager/intro-to-profile-manager-pm9cz84lqi/mac

Your first hurdle is your DNS on the enrolling device can’t find the dns name of the server - Kurts-macbook-pro-13. If you set up the IP address or make a dns name that resolves, you will be able to complete enrollment on the second device. Or add .local like you did in the web browser if you are only managing local devices.

You can find the local DNS name of any Mac by going to System Preferences > Sharing. And right at the top under the field with "Computer Name" it will give you the local network DNS name of that computer. It is likely that if you add a ".local" to the end of the server's name when you set up the enrollment profile, other Macs on your local network should be able to find it. EG: kurts-macbook-pro-13.local

You are correct, you have one server that manages all the devices. Server can be installed on several Macs to manage the main device, but as long as all Macs to be enrolled are on the same network that should be unnecessary..

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  • How would I make it so that the DNS name of the server - Kurts-MacBook-Pro-13 in this case - resolves? Or what do you mean by "set up the IP address"? – Kurt Peek Dec 29 '19 at 20:47

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