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Remotely kill the QuickTime pop-up registration window
Authored by: webbix on Nov 08, '04 03:32:20PM
This has been a major PIA trying to run the last group of upgrades and caused some issues with my users losing the old iTunes app among other things as I had to quit the UD process. I have been using ARD but not graphically to do this. I select a group to manage and use the CLI/task option. I have saved tasks to run and it allows me to run as 'root' from the ARD task interface.

I was using two separate tasks but reading this hint I have combined the tasks now. Just tried it on a single machine and it works. Not sure if the tip regarding "COMMAND_LINE_INSTALL=1" will work as I did not try that. So, I still have no solution for faulty installers that stop for a confirmation. In ARD you can only run on task/event at a time and subsequent actions are queued. I would have to ssh into every machine to kill the QT confirmation. Defeats the ARD group management option.

BTW, I had no option to dismiss this graphically as viewing from ARD only showed the login screen. I don't think I tried logging in as any user to see if this displayed.

This is what I am trying now that repairs permissions, updates only required' items, repairs permissions post install and then reboots.
diskutil repairPermissions /; softwareupdate -i -r; diskutil repairPermissions /; reboot

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