The Fileset will block the supplied list of applications on your macOS machines by running a script every 5 seconds on your client machines.
Block Install macOS installers
To block users running macOS installers, e.g Install macOS Catalina.app, add the following Launch Argument as per the steps below:
Download, edit and associate the below Fileset.
- Download the "macOS - Block Applications.fileset.zip" below.
- Import the "macOS - Block Applications.fileset" in to the Filesets tab of the Filewave Admin.
- Edit the Fileset to include the appropriate list of applications to block.
Select the install_block_application.sh file and then Get Info
Edit the Executable > Launch Arguments to include the binary name of any app to be blocked, e.g Messages, FaceTime, and Keychain Access
- Associate the Fileset to a handful of test machines so you can see the behavior of the Fileset before mass deploying to all of your devices.
- After that you are Done!
To find the name of the binary to block, take a look at the applications contents. Every App has the same directory structure > ApplicationName.app/Contents/MacOS/ApplicationName, where ApplicationName is the binary to block, e.g.
If you are wanting to block an Application with a space in the name like ,Keychain Access, you will need to have quotes(") around the name. So you would add, "Keychain Access", to Executable > Launch Arguments.