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KB-1693: SoftwareUpdate Group Policy appends " / " at end of URL

Auditing and Monitoring Service ,   Authentication Service ,   Mac & PC Management Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:07 AM

Applies to:  All versions of Centrify DirectControl on Mac OSX 10.4 - 10.6




Why does the group policy Software Update Server automatically appends “/” forward slash to the end of my URL which causes server URL to fail?


You can easily test out the Group Policy in Computer Configuration -> Centrify Settings -> Mac OSX Settings -> Software Update Settings -> Enable Specify Software Update Server.  Enter the URL for your software update server.  Once you’ve set up the GP, enter the software server URL Viewing, you can see it adds the “ / “ to the end of the URL causing the link which causes the software update to fail on the Mac client.


Note: If the trailing “ / “  removed from the file, then the Mac client machine will be about to connect to the update server without any issues.




This is because our Group Policy uses format. Therefore, the solution is to use instead of Mac OSX 10.4/10.5 uses as software update server, and the last " / " is mandatory, so our Group Policy will add " / " at the end.  Mac OSX 10.6 uses, but catalogURL is not necessary.   




This is fixed in CDC 5.0.1