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Make Jamf-pro command line tool available for standalone download

The new jamf-pro command-line tool is currently only available as part of the Linux installer binary. For those of us that perform a manual installation ude to a more complicated set up, we cannot access the tool.

Please could you make the tool available as a standalone download?

Posted: by Emily.Brown

In addition to a standalone download, the Jamf Pro Server Tools are now also available through homebrew on macOS in as well as apt and yum on Linux.

See our KB Using the Jamf Pro Server Tools Command-Line Interface for details on both of these methods.

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Posted: by dridolfo

+1

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Posted: by lashomb

+1

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Posted: by blackholemac

Definitely plus 1...I do a manual install on Windows and while I can copy it out of a default install over to our production installation, it's cumbersome. Additionally though I'm finding that the command line binary is having trouble finding the MySQL service on Windows to stop and restart MySQL services. Other than that we seem to be okay using it. I'm wondering if it is because I changed the Service name for MySQL from mysql57 to simply mysql for scripting purposes. Going to test that before I write a post asking for it to be fixed though.

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Posted: by drhoten

Yes @blackholemac, we do look for the default name when stopping and starting MySQL on Windows. So it would make sense it would fail if you changed the default name for the service.

Would it be helpful to be able to override the default name with a custom one? This would need to be configured before running it the first time, but would then use it until you override it again.

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Posted: by prbsparx

@drhoten why can't this just be published in a ZIP for all the platforms? It's a single binary - not sure why we have to wait for a future jamf pro release...

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Posted: by blackholemac

It would be nice but not necessary to support a custom Windows Service name. By default the service name for us is MYSQL57. I want to simply name it MYSQL, which a custom install of MySQL Server 5.7 on Windows will allow me to do. It simply helps me to “future-proof” Scripts. That being said it’s not really a big deal. I ultimately got the Jamf-Pro binary working on my cluster.

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Posted: by drhoten

Hello @prbsparx, we did consider putting the binary in the .zip for the manual download but it would mean including five different binaries for all the supported OS platforms plus the new java application for the UI.

The reason for waiting for a future release is we wanted to decouple the release of the Jamf Pro Server Tools from Jamf Pro, along with moving to a continuous release model allowing you to download the latest binaries directly or use brew, apt and yum without waiting for the next future release of Jamf Pro.

See our KB Using the Jamf Pro Server Tools Command-Line Interface for more details on how to download the binaries directly or use the package managers.

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Posted: by drhoten

@blackholemac Just a quick note to let you know an option for overriding the default service name will be included in the next release of the Jamf Pro Server tools v1.2.0 or greater.

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