Pushing out updates for Mac OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SteveBeat, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. SteveBeat macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2003
    Is it possible to streamline the updating process for mulitple machines on a network? We have about 40 users running Tiger here, and while they all have Software Update enabled, sometimes it is best for users not to run the updates themselves. Is it possible to push out these updates if we have domain administrator capabilities? What are people doing these days to perform a similar process? Any suggestions/resources someone could recommend.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I'm certainly no expert, but I believe that OS X Server has a feature called Software Update Server that allows you to essentially run your own server with just the updates your select.

    Alternatively, Apple Remote Desktop could be used to push out updates - you can give it a .pkg file and tell it to install it on the remote systems.
  3. SteveBeat thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2003
    Thanks for the help. Does anyone have any other suggestions I could pass along?

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