Does disabling the "Allow software update notifications" payload suppress macOS software update notifications?

horganj76
New Contributor II

Hello,

I recently found the "Allow software update notifications" configuration profile payload under Restrictions > Applications. If I leave this unchecked, does this disable macOS software update notifications?
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justm174
New Contributor III

+1

TheDecline
New Contributor III

i just tested on Catalina and it did not suppress the notification below. (generic picture for reference)

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justm174
New Contributor III

Same. It would be great if there was a way to remove that in Jamf.

Kyuubi
Contributor

+1

talkingmoose
Honored Contributor II

Disabling the option to automatically check for updates in Software Updates should suppress the notifications. You would then need to run a policy to check and install updates.

joethedsa
Contributor II

Does anyone know how to force this notification to come up for testing purposes? For example, is there a process that manages these that I can terminate then reload which would cause it to reappear? I've come to realize that if I create configuration profile that are supposed to suppress these notifications, I have no way to really test them without a way to actual force them to appear.