How To: Force an Empower Mac Agent to Run a Scan

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    The purpose of this document is to show how to force an Empower Mac Agent to run a scan outside of the scheduled time period specified in the agent policy. This can be useful for obtaining scan and patching results on demand without having to change the agent policy.




    1. Open a terminal window on your Mac machine by going to Applications > Utilities on your system.

    2. Navigate to /Users/Shared/Shavlik/Empower/bin by running the following command in your terminal:

    cd /Users/Shared/Shavlik/Empower/bin

    3. Run the following command (requires sudo permissions, so it may prompt for your password):

    sudo ./com.shavlik.empower.stmacpatch -scan empower.stmacpatch


    Affected Product(s)


    Shavlik Empower Mac Agents