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^squirrel^
Oct 26, 2012, 08:06 AM
Hi guys,

I'm using one of our mac mini's as our software update server.

Using the app "Software Update Enabler" i can point all our client machines to the mac mini.

However, rather than going around every machine, how can i apply this to all the machines via the Unix command in Apple Remote Desktop? I used to do this with 10.5. and 10.6.

This command works in Terminal but not via Unix within ARD.

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL http://servername:8088/index.sucatalog

Has anyone got it working?

Thanks



switon
Oct 27, 2012, 11:35 AM
Hi,

I don't know for sure, but I suspect the problem may be related to how ARD handles the "space" character between the Update and the Catalog. Have you tried quoting the command?

Switon

Macman45
Oct 27, 2012, 11:43 AM
Hi guys,

I'm using one of our mac mini's as our software update server.

Using the app "Software Update Enabler" i can point all our client machines to the mac mini.

However, rather than going around every machine, how can i apply this to all the machines via the Unix command in Apple Remote Desktop? I used to do this with 10.5. and 10.6.

This command works in Terminal but not via Unix within ARD.

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL http://servername:8088/index.sucatalog

Has anyone got it working?

Thanks

I just tired the command prefaced with "sudo" on a unix machine which is running the latest flavour....10.12? or thereabouts...It finds the targeted machine fine. Maybe it's a version difference?