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Rebooting Macs via Kace

04/08/2016 830 views
Im trying to update Symantec to 12.1.6 on some Mac clients.  Currently they have versions 12.1.1, 4, and 5.  I created a managed install for the 12.1.6.pkg file using the default installation and it works fine.  However, a reboot is required for Symantec to "turn on"  Is there a command to get a Mac to reboot using Kace and would i have to have a command to install since i would be using the override default installation?
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shutdown -r now

For more information see the man page:

If you are using a managed install then you will have to wrap the Symantec installer in a script that will install the package and then run the restart command.
installer -pkg 12.1.6.pkg -target /
shutdown -r now


Answered 04/11/2016 by: chucksteel
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  • thank you for the help, im trying to run the command in terminal for testing and run the installer as well as restart...my command line, is installer -pkg osx-12-mp2.pkg -target /shutdown -r now.....but i get the error installer: invalid option -r...what am i doing wrong?
    • Those are two separate commands. The first is the installer command and the second is the restart command. They aren't meant to be on the same line.

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So your 'Subject' line should *actually* read "Rebooting Macs via Kace", then.
Answered 04/11/2016 by: VBScab
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  • per suggestion question title edited

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