SS Upgrade to 10.11 - setup assistant

Valued Contributor II

for my 10.10 upgrade I had a disable setup assistant pkg in the first boot pkg. Would that still be needed or is there a newer better faster stronger practice to use now?


Valued Contributor II
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">

Honored Contributor

Well that's a profile I'm assuming, but the problem is that you would have to update each time a new OS update comes out. @rtrouton has a post on his blog

Valued Contributor II

that's the setup assistant.plist the there's some new lines added.

  /usr/bin/defaults write "${USER_TEMPLATE}"/Library/Preferences/ DidSeeSyncSetup -bool TRUE
    /usr/bin/defaults write "${USER_TEMPLATE}"/Library/Preferences/ DidSeeSyncSetup2 -bool TRUE
    /usr/bin/defaults write "${USER_TEMPLATE}"/Library/Preferences/ DidSeeiCloudSecuritySetup -bool TRUE

they need to be added to your scripts/disable iCloud popup workflows.

New Contributor III

Why does your LastSeenBuddyBuildVersion not include the build string?

FYI, the best way to keep from hand-coding these is to write them to the plist programmatically. The build can be gotten with this:

os_build=$(sw_vers -buildVersion)

The os version can be gotten with this:

os=$(sw_vers -productVersion)

Hope this helps.

New Contributor II

Hi Guys

i am doing up the setup assistant.plist for icloud and the old way , then i found this

i convert it to a configuration profile and i dont have to set all the keys except one key SkipCloudSetup

i only did one initial test and it seems to work. maybe give it a try, this way you don't need to match the OS version