VMware Script Catalog: Disable Apple Auto Update

Version 7

    Author: Shavlik

    Category: Configuration

    Inputs: None

    Minimum ITScripts engine version required: 8.0.0.0

    Modifies the target machine: Yes

    Name: Disable Apple Auto Update

    Outputs: Success, Failure, or Not Installed

    Purpose: Disable automatic updates for Apple products.

    Script Version: 1.0.1.2

    Target Type: Any

     

    Technical Description:

    This script will remotely detect the existence of the Apple Software Update application through WMI and uninstall if present.

     

    Caveats:

    A known issue can exist on some XP systems where remotely querying WMI could fail.  If this occurs you would receive the following error message "WMI Windows Installer Provider is not installed or requires hotfix; see KB970553, KB972189".  You can deploy these patches by scanning using the WUScan template and deploying MSWU-538 to the machines receiving the error.