Devices can also be staged through Apple Business Manager's Device Enrollment Program (DEP). DEP is a streamlined staging method that is best for corporate-owned devices.

DEP on macOS enables you to:

  • Apply standard staging to devices.
  • Configure Setup Assistant panes to skip during installation.
  • Enforce enrollment for all end users.
  • Customize and streamline the enrollment process to meet your organization's needs.
  • Hold a device in the Awaiting Configuration state when it reaches the Setup Assistant screen.
  • Create a local Hidden Admin account and allow end users to skip the Account Creation screen.

For additional Apple information, see the Apple Business Manager Guide or contact your Apple Representative.