Update from SUS Now

This is a little script I wrote and pushed out to some 10.5 iMac clients and was then able to call it on all the clients to force them to update from a 10.5 Software Update Server straight away;

defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL "http://servername:8088/"
defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL "http://servername:8088/"
sudo softwareupdate -i -a &
osascript -e 'tell app "System Events" to display dialog "Please restart you computer when you get a moment or have finished working to install new software updates." buttons "OK" default button 1 with title "Restart Please" with icon stop'

'osascript' is called so we can use AppleScript to push a little notification to the screen which is handy. This was useful however I wouldn't really want to update machines if they were in use, this would normally happen in an out-of-hours update window by pushing the 'softwareupdate -i -a' command out to all client machines over SSH (didn't have ARD).


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