Create a Policy to Run Software Update

After you add a software update server to the JSS, create a policy to run Software Update on computers.

When you create a policy, you specify the tasks you want to automate, when the policy should run (called “trigger”), how often it should run (called “execution frequency”), and the users and computers for which it should run (called “scope”).

Creating a Policy to Run Software Update

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

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

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

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/12321606/New_icon-3.png .

  5. In the General payload, enter a display name for the policy.

  6. Choose a trigger and execution frequency for the policy.

  7. Select the Software Updates payload and click Configure.

  8. Choose your internal software update server from the Install Software Updates From pop-up menu.

  9. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the policy.

  10. Click Save.

The policy runs on computers in the scope the next time they check in with the JSS and meet the criteria in the General payload. The default recurring check-in frequency for computers is every 15 minutes.

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