Uninstalling a JDS Instance
Disclaimer: This article is no longer being updated. The Jamf Distribution Server was discontinued at the end of 2017.
This article explains how to uninstall a Jamf Distribution Server (JDS) instance.
- (Mac only) Execute the following command to stop the JDS launch daemon:
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.jamfsoftware.jamfdspolicy.plist
- Create a backup of the Apache configuration file stored in the following location:
- Mac: /Library/Server/Web/Config/apache2/sites/0000_any_443_.conf
Note: If you manually configured the JDS instance on a server with macOS Server 5.0.x installed, the Apache configuration file is stored in the following location:
For more information, see the Troubleshooting Jamf Distribution Server (JDS) Issues on Computers with macOS Server 5.0.x Installed Knowledge Base article.
- Ubuntu: /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/default-ssl
- RHEL: /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf
- Execute the following command to replace the Apache configuration file with the backup that the JDS Installer created during installation:
Note: If you manually configured the JDS instance on a server with macOS Server 5.0.x installed, you will need to use the backup you created during the manual configuration process. For more information, see the Troubleshooting Jamf Distribution Server (JDS) Issues on Computers with macOS Server v5.0.x Installed Knowledge Base article.
sudo cp /Library/JDS/conf/.0000_any_443_.conf /Library/Server/Web/Config/apache2/sites/0000_any_443_.conf
sudo cp /usr/local/jds/conf/.default-ssl /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/default-ssl
sudo cp /usr/local/jds/conf/.ssl.conf /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf
- Execute the following commands to remove the jamfds binary and associated files:
sudo rm -r /Library/JDS
For the Casper Suite v9.8 or later:
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.jamfsoftware.jamfdspolicy.plist
For the Casper Suite v9.73 or earlier:
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/jamfds
sudo rm /usr/sbin/jamfds
- Ubuntu and RHEL:
sudo rm -r /usr/local/jds
sudo rm /usr/local/sbin/jamfds