Apple Software Update Analysis - superseded
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Description

Check status of Apple Software Update on Macs. Return "Software Update Enabled" if Apple Software Updates is Enabled. Return "Software Update Disabled" if Software Updates is Disabled.

Property Details

ID2994543
StatusProduction - Fully Tested and Ready for Production
TitleApple Software Update Analysis
DomainBESC
KeywordsApple Software Updates
Added by on 6/28/2013 12:09:12 PM
Last Modified by on 6/28/2013 12:09:12 PM
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Properties

SoftwareUpdatePeriodicCheck(True=Off)
Period 12 hours
 
  * Results in a true/false
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if (not exists dictionary "com.apple.softwareupdatecheck.periodic" of dictionaries of file "/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd/overrides.plist") then "Software Update Enabled" else if (boolean of value of entry whose (key of it is "Disabled") of dictionary "com.apple.softwareupdatecheck.periodic" of dictionaries of file "/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd/overrides.plist") then "Software Update Disabled" else "Software Update Enabled"
SoftwareUpdateInitialcCheck(True=Off)
Period 12 hours
 
  * Results in a true/false
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if (not exists dictionary "com.apple.softwareupdatecheck.initial" of dictionaries of file "/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd/overrides.plist") then "Software Update Enabled" else if (boolean of value of entry whose (key of it is "Disabled") of dictionary "com.apple.softwareupdatecheck.periodic" of dictionaries of file "/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd/overrides.plist") then "Software Update Disabled" else "Software Update Enabled"

Relevance

Used in 86 fixlets and 91 analyses   * Results in a true/false
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true

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sharon.xie -
this doesnt seem to be the right place to check if softwareupdate is installed. I found: /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist has one configuration property: ScheduleFrequency. If it = -1 means disabled. otherwise, enabled.
jgstew -
http://bigfix.me/cdb/relevance/2996963 This is not needed if the item is in a Mac only site, but otherwise it is helpful to include "mac of operating system" in the relevance so that this does not try to run against PCs, which will cause unnecessary relevance evaulation.