1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 12, 2013 4:59 AM by John Lockwood
Bobby G Level 1 Level 1

In previous (pre 10.8) iterations, Software Update Server would identify itself as the server that was supplying any updates. If you did not see the local server's name or IP address displayed, you could be relatively sure that your client had contacted the default Apple SU Server to query & download any available updates. With the advent of 10.8 and App Store as an intermediary I do not detect that my local SUS is supplying managed clients the available updates. I do not receive an error on the client machines and the updates are listed and installed, but how may I verify that they're coming from my LAN SU Server as has heretofore been the case?

Xserve, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • John Lockwood Level 6 Level 6

    When you run Software Update on a client Mac and the client Mac is set to use a private SUS it will show the address of your Software Update Server in the (Mac App Store) window at the top.


    Also you can use the following command-line command in Terminal on your client Mac (or via ARD) and it will show your current setting.


    defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL