Catalina Upgrade Does NOT complete until after a user logs in...


I had this issue last year when upgrading our iMacs to Mojave.

I push the installer package through Jamf, then use the following in a policy under Files and Processes: "/Applications/Install macOS" --agreetolicense --forcequitapps --nointeraction

After the upgrade seemingly completes, and the login window appears with the Catalina desktop, I log in with ANY account and the screen goes black and shows a message saying 10 minutes remaining. After that ANYONE can login.

It's HUGELY frustrating. :-) I haven't been able to find a reason for this or a solution.

In some cases I've noticed a time element is involved, so that if no one logs in for a day after the "first" installation, then anyone can login without the added "10 minutes remaing."


New Contributor III

I posted this same question here.

I'll be posting the latest over there momentarily.