Add a Software Update Server

Before creating a policy to run Software Update on computers, add an internal software update server to the JAMF Software Server (JSS).

Using an internal software update server allows you to reduce the amount of bandwidth used when distributing software updates from Apple. Instead of each computer downloading updates from Apple’s Software Update server, updates are only downloaded from Apple once per server.

Using an internal software update server also allows you to control and approve updates before you make them available.

Adding a Software Update Server

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/12322806/Settings_icon-2.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. In the "Computer Management­–Server Infrastructure" section, click Software Update Servers images/download/thumbnails/12322806/Software_Update_Servers.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/12322806/New_icon-3.png .

  6. Configure the settings on the pane.

  7. Click Save.

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