I'm running into an issue with my Casper 8.1 install, with a prohibited app message.
We don't want to have our folks using the Mac App Store, but we don't want to kill it on startup. Instead we want it to pop-up a message saying (essentially) "Don't use the App Store. Buy your work software using our regular channels."
We're seeing the message popping up at login when the Mac App Store isn't running. We don't want that. We've also had the message pop up a couple of times at random. We don't want that either.
Has anyone seen this (or something similar) and know what the fix is?
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Sorry to say but I never looked into it any further as only seemed to affect local accounts.
Maybe support will know?
But does the message appear for any non-admin when loggin in? I think the app store.app must run at login for admin users. Maybe to check for updates? (really not sure).
There may be an associated launch agent/deamon you can edit to fix it.
I don't have the App Store blocked (yet), but I would suspect that these LaunchAgents may be causing some of your problem:
These point to executables in the following private framework:
I suspect that periodically these agents launch apps in the background, perhaps to check for updates? Again, nothing solid, but perhaps it will lead you down the right path. It's been interesting learning where all the bits and pieces of the Mac App Store are located on the system.
-- Ted August