macOS Computer Setup: New CAP Computer

The following article will guide you through the process of setting up your computer and computer account, restoring your data using Druva inSync (if applicable) and installing your most used applications using the Self Service app.

Your computer is ready to run out of the box, allowing you to start as soon as possible, with options to setup a follow up appointment if needed.  Review the following instructions to get started. 

Step 1 - Confirm the Druva InSync backup of your old computer.

Remember to skip this step if you are not restoring data from a previous Bowdoin computer.

On your old computer, launch Druva InSync from the Applications folder.   You should see Backup Complete and a Last Successful Backup date.  If a more recent backup is needed, click Backup.  Also look in the lower right corner of the window to see the size of your backup.   Druva restores about 50GB per hour while connected to Ethernet on campus.   Restore speeds over wifi or off-campus may be significantly slower, so please plan accordingly for your data restore.

Step 2 - Setup your new macOS computer

The first time your Mac starts, Setup Assistant walks you through the steps needed to enroll the computer, setup your account and configure the operating system. Please be patient and read the prompts carefully. The setup process has periods of pause built in to it by Apple so pages may not progress quickly.

Step 3 - Restore your Druva inSync data

Remember to skip this step if you are not restoring data from a previous Bowdoin computer.

Log in and make sure you have a network connection.  Launch Druva inSync to "Replace Existing Device" and restore data to the new computer.

Druva inSync restore direction are located here.

Step 4 - Install apps from Self Service for Mac OS

The following apps are already installed: Self Service, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Teams, Druva inSync and Cisco AnyConnect VPN.

Additional software can be self-installed using Self Service for Mac OS.

The Privileges app may be used if admin credentials are needed to change settings or install applications.

Step 5 - Launch Apps and sign-in

After the data restore has completed, reboot your computer and configure apps, printers and settings.

  • Outlook - For directions, see Related Articles or click here
  • OneDrive - For directions, see Related Articles or click here
  • Teams - For directions, see Related Articles or click here
  • Set Outlook as default email client - For directions, see Related Articles or click here
  • Install printers - For directions, see Related Articles or click here
  • To resolve iCloud sign-in error - For directions, see Related Articles or click here

Step 6 - Peripheral Setup

If you are not familiar with the cables and ports, refer to: Cable Connection Types

  • Connect monitor to multi-port adapter with HDMI cable included in the peripheral box.
  • Monitor box may include a Display Port cable which is not needed.
  • Use the monitor as a USB hub by connecting the included USB cable.   
    • Connect the USB Type B port on the monitor and to the USB Type A port on the multi-port adapter.
  • Connect keyboard, mouse, webcam, etc. to the USB Type A ports on the monitor.

Step 7 - Schedule an appointment with your Service Desk technician

If needed, use the Bookings link provided by your Service Desk technician to schedule a remote follow up appointment. 

For further assistance, please contact the technician assigned to your CAP ticket or the Bowdoin College Service Desk


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