For years I had been updating my campus computer lab Macs with either a
script or Apple Remote Desktop and the command "softwareupdate --install
--all --restart --force". Now it seems like this command doesn't work in
Big Sur without someone logged i...
I've been creating custom packages in Composer to add configuration
files, preferences, LaunchAgents, etc. to software I want to install or
upgrade. But when I upload the package via Jamf Admin and install it via
a Policy it doesn't overwrite any fil...
We're new to JAMF Pro and are currently using Radmind to create software
packages and install them on our lab Macs. We would like to be able to
keep all our current software installs (with all the customizations,
licensing, etc. that we did) from Rad...
I haven't made much progress @Jason33 . I had read somewhere that you
can do a startosintall with the machine not logged in as long as you
have the full Big Sur installer. I was able to use softwareupdate
--fetch-full-installer to get the full Big Su...
Yeah @donmontalvo , unfortunately that doesn't work in Big Sur. There is
a known problem with updates with no user logged in in Big Sur. Also, I
don't think some of those flags are valid in the Big Sur version of
I still don't think that gets around the problem of having to have a
user logged in to the Mac for Big Sur updates to run @Cayde-6 . I don't
want our students to login to a lab machine and have it instantly start
updating. And I don't want to have to...
Thanks @mbracco , like donmontalvo I'm glad Apple is at least aware of
this. Please post here if you find out it's fixed. And thanks again
@Cayde-6 , but I need something that doesn't rely on users. Since this
for student computer labs the students d...