Installing the Mac agent

To manage your devices in Absolute, you first need to download and install the Absolute agent on each device. After the agent is installed, it contacts the Absolute Monitoring Center to receive a unique identifier. A device record is then created in the database and the device information detected by the agent is made available in the Absolute console.

You can install the Absolute agent in the following ways:

  • Direct installation: commonly used to install the agent on individual computers not connected through a network. This method requires hands-on contact with each target device.
  • Batch installation: used to install the agent on multiple devices, either locally or remotely.

The agent installation package also includes the Agent Management Tool. You can use this application to manage individual agents and to verify the state of the agent in an image before deploying the image to devices in your network.