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As of Big Sur Software Update Management is purely through MDM enrolled devices of which Supervision is a requirement.



Like VPP Apps and Books, MDM managed software updates cannot use Boosters for delivery.  However, Apple Caching may be used to prevent each device reaching out to Apple individually for update downloads.

Intro to Content Caching

What is Content Caching

Set up Content Caching


  • Fileset crated created from the following Superpref file for devices running macOS below Big Sur
↓ macOS 


  • Add the Superpref file to a new Fileset
  • Associate with devices and Update Model (Test as usual first)

FileWave automatically reconfigures the client with the settings within this file


Apple specify that devices must be Supervised to allow MDM Software Updates to be managed on devices.  On macOS Big Sur, User Approved MDM is equivalent to Supervision