macOS First Time Computer Setup

The following article will guide you through the process of setting up your computer and computer account and installing your most used applications using the Self Service app.

Review the following instructions to get started.

Step 1 - 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 2 - 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.  See the Related Articles section or click here for directions.

The Privileges app may be used if admin credentials are needed to change settings or install applications.  (See the Related Articles section).

Step 3 - Launch apps and sign-in

After you install any apps that you need, and/or after the Druva inSync data restore has completed, reboot your computer and then launch and sign-in to these frequently used apps:

  • 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
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe apps - 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

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