Mass Action Deferal

GarethRoberts
New Contributor

Hi, If using the deferral option when sending a mass action MacOS update, does anyone know how long it is between each deferral reminder/until it forces update if last deferral has been used.

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vagabon
New Contributor III

"The install notification is shown approximately once every 24 hours. "

https://support.apple.com/guide/deployment/manage-software-updates-depc4c80847a/web

AJPinto
Valued Contributor II

Apple says the user is notified "once a day", and updates are forced once deferrals are used up. The deferrals do not decrement if the device is powered off. The count starts from the date the device received the command, not the date you sent the command.

 

MaxUserDeferrals
integer
The maximum number of times the system allows the user to postpone an update before it’s installed. The system prompts the user once a day.
This key is only supported when InstallAction is InstallLater and only supported for minor OS updates (for example, macOS 12.x to 12.y).

ScheduleOSUpdateCommand.Command.UpdatesItem | Apple Developer Documentation