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Enable automatic macOS and App Store updates on macOS Catalina with a profile

October 10, 2019 1 comment

A while back, I wrote a post on enabling automatic software updates on OS X Yosemite through macOS Mojave. As part of the post, I mentioned that it wasn’t possible to manage the options for automatic macOS and App Store updates using a profile. The reasons were the following:

  • The App Store update options were managed by the com.apple.commerce preference domain, which isn’t manageable with a profile
  • The AutomaticallyInstallMacOSUpdates setting in the com.apple.SoftwareUpdate preference domain should be manageable with a profile, but for unknown reasons, it couldn’t be.

As of macOS Catalina, I’m happy to say that this has changed. For more details, please see below the jump.

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