Duration-triggered Inventory Update with Progress via swiftDialog

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Provide users more detailed feedback when updating inventory via Jamf Pro, at durations you specify



Fall 2022

In the fall of 2022, while conducting some internal training, one of our TSRs asked:

“Is updating inventory where the blue circle just spins and spins but doesn’t appear to do anything?”

“Yes,” was my deflated reply.

Shortly thereafter, we implemented Inventory Update Progress with swiftDialog.

Later that same year, we introduced Jamf Pro Self Service racing stripes when using Installomator with swiftDialog.

All was right with the world.

Groundhog Day 2024

Fast-forward to Groundhog Day 2024, I logged into a test Mac mini to update its OS and was greeted by not one, not two — not four — but three pending updates:

  1. Mozilla Firefox
  2. Google Chrome
  3. Adobe Acrobat Reader

I watched as inventory was needlessly submitted after each and every update, just like I told it to.

Hopefully after implementing this approach, you’ll never have to be asked the above question or excessively update inventory again.

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