I am seeing a lot of our systems having the "vpp redownload call timed out <mdmclienterror:72>" error when cliets try to install VPP apps via Self Service on MacOS (most clients are 10.14.2).
I have tried clearing the failed commands, reconning, re-enrolling etc with no luck.
I am hesitant to revoke all apps as I have seen suggested because I am concerned about the number of people who will experience iTunes notifications about apps not being assigned (the staff at this school are fragile...).
Any advice would be appreciated.
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@mjames @whitebeer The issue with storedownloadd crashing during MAS installs is fixed in 10.14.4 Beta 4 (18E205e). This is RADAR 47685116. Let me know if you still see problems after the update. For clarity, typical symptoms of this bug:
- Larger MAS apps like Xcode and Office fail to install and leave behind an .appdownload stub
- Needing to run multiple jamf recon commands to coerce apps to install
- MDMClientError:72 failed command seen in JSS
I've updated https://macadmins.software/mas with the latest info. The largest outstanding issue that I'm still tracking is the inability to update MAS apps through MDM when the user has the app perpetually open.
Never had this problem until Friday when Big Sur was released. I have a policy to upgrade to Catalina through the App Store app, rather than build an OS package. Since Friday, its giving a timeout error. However, if I copy the link from the policy and paste in a web browser, it opens the App Store and directs to the Catalina installer.
Around the time Big Sur launched we started having this issue again. Big Sur did happen at the same time our Cisco Amp updated to 1.14.0. This added new Approving Mac Connector macOS Extensions and Approving Full Disk Access profiles using Jamf.
The most interesting piece has been the Cisco AMP WebContentFilter that requires approval - We have isolated that without the Profile or Extension installed/ allowed we are able to install Mac App Store Apps on 10.14 and 10.15 without issue. With it installed instant Error 72.
All the same Cisco AMP profiles installed and Big Sur has zero issues on our managed Macs.
Does anybody else here use Cortex XDR? This has been an ongoing problem for us and today I disabled the software using the cytool command and found the updates were completing successfully when I forced them from the Jamf Server. It worked every single time the software was disabled, and failed every single time the software was enabled.
I'm yet to come up with a solution with the software enabled.
This is really annoying. I have seen issues like this since I started using VPP. I had a user with this same problem today. When I got a free moment, I checked the pending installs in the Management tab. I saw this error: VPP redownload call timed out <MDMClientError:72> So I fired up a test Mac, and I was able to successfully download the app the user was trying to install. Typically, I see VPP apps install without issues, but this only seems to happen when I assure a user that yes, they can download that app easily through Self Service. There's no need to use their own Apple ID to get an app. After I wipe the egg off my face, the app finally installs later without me doing anything at all to correct it 😳
Posted: 1/12/2021 at 9:21 AM CST by Knoxx If you are using Cortex 7.2.1 or later and you are not on Big Sur yet - you will need to have your security team disable the Cortex networking filter. This is what fixed it for us,
We got a support exception to disable the filter which kind of worked for me when I tested on Catalina.
When I forced updates for some VPP apps there were no time out errors after running, I could hear my device spinning into gear like it was installing software, I loaded the apps and could see the newer version numbers. However, my app store was still telling me I needed to update and still is to this day a few weeks later!
Do you see similar?
@ajassi We see that as well with apps such as BBEdit and Microsoft ToDo. We are deploying those through VPP, somehow they are being updated to the current version but that doesn't seem to make it to what the AppStore thinks, and it will continue to claim a update is needed even though the most current version is installed. The only real way I have found to make this "update" go away is to remove the app and let VPP re-deploy it. The App Store will be happy until the next update.
We're seeing a new type of error, when Jamf is trying to 'Force App Updates' for installed VPP apps (Jamf Pro 10.26):
Install App - <app name> "Bag Load Failed"
Apps will just not update on macOS Big Sur (Intel) machines. When we don't see that error, Jamf will show the mdm command as completed and successful when in fact the app was never updated. It even shows as completed with the new version number in Self Service.
After dozens of forced app update attempts, we might see 1 in 10 app updates work.
I have no problems installing the VPP app via Self Service. So the workaround at the moment, is to delete the app that isn't updating and reinstall it from Self Service.
@mlee001_hcs - This was done by policy our IT Security team on their side.. and it looks like its fixed with Big Sur and Cortex Ver 7.2.2
You can try with this line:
sudo /Library/Application Support/PaloAltoNetworks/Traps/bin/cytool runtime stop networkextension
and see if that does indeed resolve your issue.
Customer of mine just got hit with this. Macbook Pro running 10.15.7. VPP was working fine last week with no apparent changes made to anything that could interfere (network filters etc). Incredibly annoying as I have nothing I can tell the customer to do to try and fix the problem.
Retracting this post. After an update to 10.27 last night, the issue is not fixed at all.
~Hey folks, I just called Jamf support about this (15mar21) - the support person I spoke with said that their internal ticketing system shows "fixed in Jamf 10.27". She also confirmed that there's no direct mention of this in the 10.27 release notes.
We'll update and test as soon as we can. The Jamf support engineer mentioned (twice) "Make sure to update to MySQL 5.7.8 before udpating to 10.27"~
Direct from Jamf Support today
Yes, "<MDMClientError: 72>" was a symptom of PI-007435 which has been marked as resolved in Jamf Pro 10.27.0. However, this is has only been resolved with initial installations of applications. We unfortunately may still encounter "<MDMClientError: 72>" when updating macOS applications through Volume Purchasing.
So. half fixed. Just be aware.
My Apple rep told me that he confirmed that <mdmclienterror:72> is resolved in macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta 4.
Unfortunately, I need it to work now, in Catalina because I want to leverage Self Service & VPP to upgrade Catalina Macs to Big Sur. Too little too late, Apple (assuming it's actually fixed).