Apple: Initial Setup of a Student Apple Laptop

Instructions for setting up a Student Apple MacBook Pro, valid for models deployed starting May 2023.

IMPORTANT: The computer may pause for a bit between some steps of the Startup Assistant, please be patient.

Initial Setup

    1. Power on the MacBook Pro.
    2. Follow the Startup Assistant to customize and configure your settings.  If you make a mistake or change your mind, many of the settings can be changed later in System Preferences.
    3. On the "Select Your Wi-Fi Network" screen, choose eduroam. Using as an example, enter your Stout email address without the word "my" and your Stout password. Click Continue.
    4. If prompted to verify the wireless certificate, click Continue.
    5. After several more screens, the Mac will display your desktop.
    6. Several windows will pop up. If asked to verify the wireless certificate again, click Continue.
    7. Enter your computer password when prompted and click OK.
    8. A message from Microsoft AutoUpdate will also appear, click OK.

    Setting up VPN

    1. Double-click on the UW-Stout VPN - Fall 2023 icon located in the upper right corner of your desktop.
    2. In the window that pops up click Continue followed by Install.
    3. Another window will appear, enter your computer password and click Install Software.
    4. You will be asked permission to access your Desktop, click OK.
    5. A message will pop up asking you to review the VPN Profile in System Preferences, along with the Profiles Window. Double-click the “UW-Stout VPN” Profile to review.
    6. Click Install in the lower lefthand corner. It will ask you if you're sure, select Continue.
    7. Click "Install". Enter your computer password when prompted.
    8. You can now move the VPN installer to the trash.

    To Make VPN Easier to Access:

    1. Open System Settings, click on Control Center.
    2. Scroll down in the right pane until you see “VPN.” and change the setting to “Show in Menu Bar.”
    3. Restart the MacBook

    Keywordssetup applesetup2023 Mac setup   Doc ID110330
    OwnerJeremy K.GroupUW Stout
    Created2021-04-16 09:37:24Updated2023-05-30 15:23:20
    SitesUW Stout
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