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Unable to block BETA OS installationSolved

12 months ago

Hi, so there is a macOS public beta access utility that allows users to enroll their macs to the Apple Beta Software Program. Since I can’t think of any other way to block the beta updates, I thought I’d upload the beta access utility as an enterprise app and then just blacklist it. The problem is, I’ve uploaded the dmg but I’m unable to add it to the list of apps to be blacklisted. What am I missing?

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12 months ago
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Hello @kipp!

The problem you’re facing is because you’ve uploaded the app’s DMG file. In order to blacklist an enterprise app, its PKG file has to be uploaded to the Hexnode app inventory. But not to worry, since you have the dmg file, all you have to do is convert it into a pkg file, upload it and blacklist it.

Upload PKG files off enterprise app to blacklist them

Please go through our document on converting DMG TO PKG , it’ll guide you through the process.

This is one way to do it, but there’s an easier method. You can use the AllowPreReleaseInstallation property of com.apple.SoftwareUpdate payload to prevent installation of BETA OS versions.

Execute the configuration profile given below using Hexnode’s
Deploy Custom Configuration

Do get back to us in case of any further queries.

Chloe Edison
Hexnode UEM