Blocking OS and Firmware Updates (Firewall)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Brandino147, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Brandino147 macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2011
    First post here. My company uses 3rd party full-disk encryption software which can conflict with firmware updates from Apple. We are looking for a way to prevent our users from updating the firmware on their MacBooks (they had admin rights) until we have had a chance to test compatibility.

    I know there are management solutions like the Casper suite which allow you to block updates through policy, but even then you have to know the update name/number and then push a policy and naturally Apple doesn't release this information ahead of time.

    What we were thinking was creating a desktop firewall rule that prevents connecting to the update servers... anybody know if this would work and what the server names/IPs to Apple updates servers might be?

  2. Mac_Max macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2004
  3. Brandino147 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2011
    Thanks- but even with a Lion Update Server, the user can still install updates on their own can they not?

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