Macs in our environment are scheduled to check in every 30 minutes, but I have one that is running the same policy job 3-4 times a minute. I've temporarily disabled the policy to halt the flood, but how can I correct the check-in period on the problem Mac?
Policy trigger is at startup, and Recurring Check-in which is every 30 minutes.
The policy is for our OS X 10.8 machines and ensures our required security settings are on the machine. It runs 3 pkgs, 1 script, sets management account password, and forces the computer to submit inventory to JSS. Target is Smart Computer Group containing 10.8 machines.
Is the policy set to once per computer?
I've seen this behaviour when scripts are used to trigger other policies. Could one of the packages or the script contain a
sudo jamf policy -trigger (or event)
Something on the machine has to be stuck or hung. I'm waiting for the user to get back to me. When I disabled the policy the machine continued to run the policy repeatedly. I re-enabled the policy as it's required by our security team so I need other machines to continue to run it.
I'll post back with what fixes it, assuming it's an issue on the Mac.
Calum, thanks ...didn't know you caught this post. As a matter of fact let me express a quick "thanks" to you regarding the scripting on disabling system preference panes. I've been looking for a solution to this for a while now, but just now getting back around to addressing the issue when I ran across your post in Github: https://github.com/hunty1/Scripts/tree/master/Enable:Disable%20System%20Preference%20Panes
Would love to pick your brain regarding a couple of additional areas in system preferences.