On Mon, November 13, 2006 10:58 pm, Peter Bukowinski wrote:
> On 11/13/06 4:43 PM, "Chris Waltham" <email@hidden> wrote:
>> On Nov 13, 2006, at 4:41 PM, Lisa Gosen wrote:
>>> After recently attending an Apple Tech Seminar for Education, we've
>>> thinking about using ARD's Task Server feature to manage software
>>> Does anyone have any experience with this? And/or does anyone know how
>>> this feature compares with OSX Server's Software Update Server (pros
>>> cons)? Any gotcha's we should be aware of?
>> AFAICT, you are comparing apples with oranges. Software Update Server on
>> OS X
>> Server functions to download software updates as they are made
>> available, and
>> then gives you the opportunity to locally distribute them to clients
>> they are requested*. Task Server, on the other hand, would give you a
>> way to
>> tell a client to go out and run Software Update, which may or may not
>> seek out
>> updates from your local LAN.
>> I haven't quite decided how I'm going to tackle this issue, but I am
>> kind of
>> annoyed that it even IS an issue -- Apple really should support
>> software updates as an enterprise feature, IMSNHO.
> I agee. Why ARD doesn¹t let you use a task server to send a UNIX command
> beyond me. If it were possible, then ³softupdate i a² would do what you
> want pretty automagically.
You can use the wayback machine and use the old ARD 1.2 trick of sending
a payloadless package just to get it to run a script.
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