Operating System Update

The Operating System Update task is used to update the operating system of the client computer. This task can trigger the operating system update on Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems.

macOS - Task installs all updates using command:
/usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install --all

Linux - Task installs all updates. It is checking various package managers, so it covers most distributions.

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Enter basic information about the task, such as a Name and Description and then select the Operating System Update task. The Task Type (see the list of Client Task types) defines the settings and  behavior for the task.

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It is not possible to add Targets while creating a Client Task. You will be able to add Targets after the task has been created. Configure Settings for the task and click Finish to create the task and then create a Trigger to specify Targets for the task.


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Settings do not influence the task if the target device is running on Linux and macOS systems.

Automatically Accept EULA - select this check box if you want to accept the EULA automatically. No text will be displayed to the user.

Install Optional Updates - this option applies to Windows operating systems only, updates that are marked as optional will also be installed.

Allow Reboot - this option applies to Windows operating systems only and causes the client computer to reboot once the updates are installed. If selected, this option will force a reboot even if the client is configured not to. If allow reboot is deselected, updates that require a reboot will not be installed.

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Review the summary of configured settings and click Finish. The Client Task is now created and a pop-up window will open. We recommend you to click Create Trigger to specify when this Client Task should be executed and on what Targets. If you click Close, you can create a Trigger later on.