You do have to install both to get full functionality (I have often joked that SM Agent and SM Profile should be marketed as separate products since much of the documentation often assumes you have both when I typically do not get that experience). We were Legacy SM customers before the paid version existed, and before the profile was an option existed (or at least we were not aware of it back then). For years we always just installed the agent. For new laptop builds, it's easy to install the profile and the agent as part of our build process (we don't have DEP currently due to a challenge with our Procurement process). The challenge is I have 500+ devices that are deployed (no longer at a company office with IT staff) with only the agent and no profile. Figuring out a way to enroll those devices so they can use the profile is a challenge. Most of these user laptops don't have access to admin rights so they can't self enroll even if we were to email them the links. I have long hoped that the agent would gain the ability to self install / enroll the profile. In the past, I once was able to repackage the profile file into a .pkg file (agents can install pkgs) as a work around, but unsure if it still works (it was also annoying since SM always thought the pkg never finished installing). I need to recreate this and test if it's even possible with the new Mojave / Catalina challenges. That would solve so many challenges for managing our Mac devices. If anyone else has cracked this code, please let me know!
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