Prestage an Application

Learn how to prestage an application in the MDM server to install on Windows and macOS devices on enrollment.

About this task

To prestage an application in the MDM server, do the following:


  1. From the WebUI main page, select Apps > MCM.
  2. On the Modern Client Management page, click Admin > Prestage Installers > Applications. The following screen appears.
  3. Select the Target Operating System.
  4. Click Add File and browse through an .msi file for Windows applications or a .pkg file for macOS applications.
  5. Click Deploy.


The application from the installer package becomes available in all the available MDM servers to be deployed into the compatible devices when enrolled.

Note: It might take some time for the MDM server to recognize that an application has been prestaged. The analysis that populates available packages to install updates every 15 minutes.

Important: macOS packages must be signed and notarized to be delivered to recent macOS versions. They also must be compatible to run on the target OS version. For example, you must install Rosetta software as a prerequisite on Apple Silicon (M1 chips) devices to run macOS packages. See for more details. To successfully install a macOS package, the package must be delivered to a device that has a compatible target OS.