Software Update Server: Clients on a closed network require the command line to find and install software updates

Clients in closed network environments might not be able to see software updates in the Mac App Store.

 

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Mac App Store requires an active Internet connection in order to display software updates. If a client is in a closed network environment, you might see an alert message when trying to check for updates, "App Store cannot verify a secure connection with the App Store." Clicking Continue in this alert displays an Updates pane with no updates, and a message, "Cannot connect to the App Store."

To provide updates for Macs connected to a closed network:

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