macOS Software Update user deferrals

Sonic84
Contributor III

Hello, I am wondering why Apple's MDM reference shows macOS MaxUserDeferrals requires macOS 10.11+, but Jamf Pro's admin guide mentions macOS 12.0+ is required for Download and allow macOS to install later  with deferral?

 

Is one of these linked reference documents incorrect? 

 

Apple MDM reference: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/devicemanagement/scheduleosupdatecommand/command/updatesit...

Jamf Admin guide:  https://docs.jamf.com/10.35.0/jamf-pro/documentation/Remote_Commands_for_Computers.html?hl=remote%2C... 

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JevermannNG
New Contributor II

We could use the 90 days deferral for Mac Clients running under macOS 11.x, no issues. As far as I know was this feature introduced with the release of Big Sur.

Sonic84
Contributor III

The ignore update deferral has been working for me as well. However, that is a different use-case... I was looking into the installation deferral keys, not the update availability deferral.

JevermannNG
New Contributor II

As far as I found out, does this feature only work on macOS 12 Clients, I didnt get it to work on macOS 11 Clients. The description mentions macOS 12, maybe another hint that it requires macOS 12:

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This key is only supported when InstallAction is InstallLater and only supported for minor OS updates (for example, macOS 12.x to 12.y).

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sorry for the earlier mixup.