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10.4: Manually add a Tiger Software Update Server
Authored by: jeremycrandell on Nov 15, '06 12:51:53PM

I've moved a client machine out of an office where I had modified the SUS address to be our own server. Now that this client machine is in a different environment, I'd like to point it back to the official Apple Software Update Server but, cleverly, don't know that address. Anyone?



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10.4: Manually add a Tiger Software Update Server
Authored by: pinguru on Jan 04, '07 03:51:36AM

You don't actually need the address. If you remove the key pointing to your internal server it will default back to Apple.

Try: -

defaults delete com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL

or if you added it for root: -

sudo defaults delete com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL

or System-wide: -

defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL

I would suggest doing a defaults read for the appropriate variation to check beore doing the delete.



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10.4: Manually add a Tiger Software Update Server
Authored by: dkoff on Nov 12, '07 06:02:39PM

this process doesn't work for me. i am able to force any user to revert to using apple's own softwareupdate servers by DELETING those pref files from any user's home folder as well as the root directory.

# To kill the root account
rm /Library/Preferences/com.apple./SoftwareUpdate.plist

# To kill any other account
rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple./SoftwareUpdate.plist

running this will delete these files, not alter them. no restart is necessary. running software update via the GUI will now return you to apple's servers as originally all macs ship.



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