macOS update policy.


EDIT - I had the policy set to not run between certain hours. All is good.

I have a policy setup that should force a Mac to update via Apple Update Servers but I cannot get the policy to trigger. My test machines say the policy is applied however it doesn't appear to be running. I left a machine sitting for 3 hours and no updates were installed (machine definitely needed updates). The message I have set did not pop up. I am sure I am overlooking something here. We don't have a SUS, we simply just want to force our Macs to update to the latest version of the installed OS every monthly patch maintenance windows.


New Contributor II

Care to share that policy, sir?


@Goose02 Not sure how to share it but I can type it out?

Create a new policy

General settings I have it set to trigger at login and reoccuring checkin once per computer

I have a time and date setup to make the policy available

It's scoped to all PCs

I have the software update payload added set to grab updates from Apple

Restart Options payload I have set to restart if package requires it for no users logged in and set to do not restart for user logged in

On the user interaction tab I allow deferral but have the deferral set to expire after 3 days. I also have set appropriate messages.

Tested the policy out, works fine.

New Contributor

Any chance you've figured out what the issue is?

I'm running into the same issue at my place.