Yes, I'd also very much like to see an official comment from Jamf on this quagmire of a situation.
We're having the same issues with our entire fleet of Mac on Big Sur or Monterey (enrolled though ADE or not makes no difference).
The only reliable way to update has been to download the latest complete macOS installer and running startosinstall.
@emilh Try this (It should work if your Macs were enrolled in Jamf Pro via ADE) :
Do a search in Jamf Pro for M1 Macs you want to upgrade to 12.2.1
Click the "Action" button on the search results screen
Select the "Send Remote Commands" Action then click the Next button
Select the "Update OS version and built-in apps (macOS 10.11 or later, Supervised or enrolled via a PreStage enrollment)" item under Remote Commands
Click "Specific version" under Target Version and then select 12.2.1 from the popup
Select "Download and install the update, and restart computers after installation" under Install Action, then click the "Next" button
That will send the MDM command to install macOS 12.2.1 to the Macs selected in Step 1. I _think_ you need to have someone logged in for that to work (I've never tried it without someone logged in). Do not use any of the deferred options under Install Action as that doesn't work reliably (although 12.3 is supposed to fix that)
The current state of managing software updates with Jamf Pro is completely unacceptable for an enterprise environment. Running an inventory (recon) can't even properly record when there is a software update available, which breaks my smart groups, which breaks my policies. All of that is a moot point while updates can't be managed with policies anymore, and must be manually pushed with a MDM command that runs at a seemingly random timeframe if ever.
My understanding is that Apple updated MDM commands to allow for a much greater level of control some time ago, and that Jamf has simply not implemented those controls yet.
I think this community is overdue an update on when this is going to be fixed.
There are no words to describe my frustration with these pitiful macOS update tools. The results are so unpredictable, it's almost a fluke when it works.
And we're not even talking about the miserable user interaction interface... Downloading the packages can take up to 30 minutes; that's enough for the user to forget that he launched it! And BANG! The computer restarts without warning. These are clearly not enterprise-level tools.