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Casper - Apple Software Updates

Casper can be used to update your operating system to the latest patch version for that OS. It will not upgrade to a newer OS such as from 10.12 to 10.13. If you would like to update the OS, please see the OS upgrade KB page.

To set up the policy you need two settings including "Software Updates" and "Restart Options." We recommend you require a reboot as patches will not fully install without this. It is further recommended to set this up as a self service policy rather than a recurring check-in as this would reboot the machine on your end users.

Policy settings:

  • Add "Software Updates" and leave default of "Install Software Updates From" to "Each computer's default..." like so:
  • Add "Reboot Options" and configure like below. You may also consider choosing "Restart if a package or update requires it."
  • Ensure you have set up the policy to run in Self Service of has a trigger.

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January 11, 2018

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