6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2012 7:11 AM by Layne_Staley
Layne_Staley Level 1 (0 points)

My network has a mix of 10.5.8 and 10.6.8 Intel Macs.

These Macs have ARD Client 3.4, 3.5.1, and 3.5.2.

I use ARD Admin 3.5.1 (461.1) Unlimited on a 10.6.8 v1.1 Unlimited Server to manage weekly software updates using the following Unix command,

COMMAND_LINE_INSTALL=1; softwareupdate -i -a; diskutil repairPermissions /; shutdown -r now



It looks like all the 3.5.1 and 3.5.2 ARD clients never finish the weekly update task.  I can see in the ARD logs that the software update and repair permissions finish, yet in the open Task status window the clients show as "Running" and the machines haven't restarted.  So it looks like for some reason the "shutdown -r now" command isnt working for the 3.5.1 + 3.5.2 ARD clients.

The successful ARD 3.4 clients weekly software updates run the entire Unix command and show "System shutdown time has arrived" with a geen check in the Task status window, so these ARD 3.4 clients seem to work fine.


Can anyone see what the issue is?


Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Server, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Mac Mini