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General Systems Manager Configuration

The Systems manager > Configure > General page in Dashboard offers configuration options to dictate how your Systems Manager network will function. Note that if you have Cisco Meraki hardware in the same organization, some of these below settings will be found instead in Network-wide > Configure > General .

Network administration

You can assign a relevant, easy to distinguish network name for your Systems Manager network. Generally, it's good to ensure that this name includes "Systems Manager", "SystemsManager", or "SM" along with something that identifies the region or network for which the mobile devices will be associated.


You can define the users (based on e-mail address) who will be allowed to manage your Systems Manager network. There are two levels of privileges: full and read-only. Network administrators with full privileges will have read/write access to your network, whereas a read-only admin will not be able to make any modifications.

The following articles outline Dashboard administrative roles in more detail:

Network time-zone

This should be set to whichever time zone you are headquartered in. Please keep in mind that this setting is very important for accurate event logging and monitoring.

Network locations

You can define a custom location for a range of public or private IP addresses that a client device checks-in from. This setting is used to help network administrators statically assign latitude and longitude coordinates with more precision than those derived from an external location lookup of a public IP. Public IPs often map out to that network's ISP, which may not be in close proximity to the actual device.

Time-based tags

Time-based tags allow you to create dynamic tags that change based on the time and day. See this article for information.

User authentication settings

This section allows you to configure enrollment authentication, and link any external user directory services. The multi-user authentication field allows users to switch between two user profiles within the mobile SM application, which will load a different user's set of profile settings and applications upon sign-in.

Enrollment settings

You can choose specific IP addresses which are allowed to be used to enroll into your Systems Manager network or allow enrollment from all IPs. You can also choose if devices are initially quarantined or not.

If you would like devices to automatically receive a tag when enrolling in your network, then you can add it as a default tag. Note that this feature does not affect DEP enrollments, only devices manually enrolled through m.meraki.com or Apple Configurator 2.

The Systems Manager app will allow you to enroll quickly and automatically discover Systems Manager networks if you are associated to a Meraki network, but preventing automatic network discovery will disable this feature.

Feature restrictions

The options here allow you to disable screenshot and remote desktop functionality, or require it to first prompt the user.

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