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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:

  • osinstallersetupd


Step-by-step guide

Download, edit and associate the below Fileset. 

  1. Download the "macOS - Block Applications.fileset.zip" below. 
  2. Import the "macOS - Block Applications.fileset" in to the Filesets tab of the Filewave Admin. 
  3. 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
  4. 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. 
  5. After that you are Done!

macOS - Block Applications.fileset.zip


Binary Names

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.

FaceTime

/Applications/FaceTime.app/Contents/MacOS/FaceTime

Terminal

/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app/Contents/MacOS/Terminal


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.


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