Installing on Several Endpoints Using Apple Remote Desktop

The process of installing Trend Micro Security (for Mac) agent on several endpoints can be simplified by using Apple Remote Desktop.


If endpoints only have an IPv6 address, read the IPv6 limitations for Apple Remote Desktop agent deployment in Pure IPv6 Agent Limitations.

  1. Check for and uninstall any security software on the endpoint.
  2. Obtain the agent installation package

    For information on obtaining the package, see Agent Installation Methods and Setup Files.

  3. Copy on the endpoint with Apple Remote Desktop and then launch it using a built-in archiving tool, such as Archive Utility.

    The files on may become corrupted if users launch it using archiving tools not built-in on the Mac.

    To launch from Terminal, use the following command:

    ditto –xk < file path> <destination folder>

    For example:

    ditto –xk users/mac/Desktop/ users/mac/Desktop

    Launching extracts the file tmsminstall.mpkg.

  4. Open Apple Remote Desktop on the endpoint.
  5. Select the endpoints to which to install the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) agent and then click Install.

  6. On the Install Packages screen, drag the installation package or click "+" to locate the installation package.

  7. (Optional) Click Save to automatically run the installation task on new endpoints that connect to the network.
  8. Click Install.

    The Apple Remote Desktop starts installing the agent to the selected endpoints. If the installation was successful on all endpoints, the message Install Packages: Succeeded on all appears. Otherwise, Successful appears under Task Status for each endpoint on which the installation was successful.

    Agents automatically register to the server where the agent installation package was obtained. Agents also update for the first time.

Perform agent post-installation tasks. For details, see Agent Post-installation.