Apple Software Update Analysis 10.8
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4Apple Software Update Analysis 10.82/14/2014 12:35:58 PM

Description

Check status of Apple Software Update on OS X 10.8.x. Return "Software Update Enabled" if Apple Software Updates is Enabled. Return "Software Update Disabled" if Software Updates is Disabled.

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ID2994639
StatusProduction - Fully Tested and Ready for Production
TitleApple Software Update Analysis 10.8
DomainBESC
KeywordsApple Software Update Analysis
Added by on 2/14/2014 12:35:58 PM
Last Modified by on 2/14/2014 12:35:58 PM
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Properties

SoftwareUpdatePeriodicCheck(True=Off)
Period 12 hours
 
  * Results in a true/false
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if (not exists dictionary "com.apple.softwareupdatecheck.periodic" of dictionaries of file "/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd/overrides.plist") then "Software Update Enabled" else if (boolean of value of entry whose (key of it is "Disabled") of dictionary "com.apple.softwareupdatecheck.periodic" of dictionaries of file "/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd/overrides.plist") then "Software Update Disabled" else "Software Update Enabled"
SoftwareUpdateInitialcCheck(True=Off)
Period 12 hours
 
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if (not exists dictionary "com.apple.softwareupdatecheck.initial" of dictionaries of file "/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd/overrides.plist") then "Software Update Enabled" else if (boolean of value of entry whose (key of it is "Disabled") of dictionary "com.apple.softwareupdatecheck.initial" of dictionaries of file "/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd/overrides.plist") then "Software Update Disabled" else "Software Update Enabled"

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Used in 207 fixlets and 97 analyses   * Results in a true/false
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mac of operating system
Used in 1 analsis   * Results in a true/false
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system version >= "10.8" AND system version < "10.9"

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sharon.xie -
got the solution. It should be integer "ScheduleFrequency" of dictionaries of file "/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist"
sharon.xie -
I tried Q: exists dictionary "ScheduleFrequency" of dictionaries of file "/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist" A: false This is a binary file but it seems I can't query it in the say way as a dictionary file.
jgstew -
Did you try using dictionaries of file ? Plists can be XML or Binary, but I believe in either case they can be queried in the same way using the API.
sharon.xie -
Also, I tried to parse the file "/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist" to extract the value for "ScheduleFrenquency" on 10.7. The file is not a dictionary file and when I use "lines of file "/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist", it returns me weird results with lots of machine code. Do you have any idea?
sharon.xie -
@rustymyers, the file I put is for 10.7...
rustymyers -
@sharon.xie I think I see the issue. This analysis should be relevant for 10.8 machines only. This checks the location that is changed when Software Updates are toggled in the GUI. For Mavericks (10.9), I created a new analysis: http://bigfix.me/analysis/details/2994640