Automox Worklet Overview: Suppress macOS Catalina Upgrade Notifications
Apple macOS Catalina, the successor to macOS Mojave, officially arrived in October 2019. Apple sends upgrade notifications to all macOS devices soon after release. While Automox is compatible with macOS Catalina, you may not be ready to deploy it. The purpose of this worklet is to stop and remove the Catalina software update reminder notifications on your Mac endpoints.
Apple installs this upgrade notifier via Apple Software Update. If you are using an internal Software Update Server, you can remove the update macOSInstallerNotification_GM and ‘macOS Catalina’ from scope, if not you can tell your macOS devices to ignore this update.
To create this Worklet, use the evaluation and remediation code scripts located here in the original posting on the Automox community. The evaluation code checks to see if the notifier has been installed or pending installation. The remediation code removes the notifier if it exists.
You can assign this Worklet to any number of your Mac groups and execute the policy. You can also set the Worklet to run on a schedule like any other Worklet. And, you can leverage this worklet for future Apple macOS updates coming soon.
Stay tuned for future Apple macOS updates coming soon.
Step-by-Step: Create an Automox Worklet
Before deploying an Automox Worklet to the production environment, we suggest testing this on a few devices to confirm its accuracy. If you have any questions, please contact our support team for technical assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To deploy this endpoint hardening Worklet, do the following:
- Log in to your Automox Console.
- Navigate to the System Management page and click Create Policy in the upper right-hand section of the screen.
- Choose Mac under Worklet.
- Copy and paste the Remediation code scripts [located here].
- Define a schedule for when you want this policy to run.
- Click Create Worklet.
- Assign Worklet to a group or multiple groups and click Save Changes.
- [Optional] To execute Worklet manually, click the Execute Policy Now button.
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