Managed Software Update

Summary

Managed Software Update (MSU) is the tool ITS Client Services uses to manage computers running Mac OS X. This tool has many abilities, including:

  • Installing software applications silently
  • Changing system settings and configurations
  • Allowing the user to install software applications on their own (self-service)
  • Allowing the user to update their computer's version of Mac OS X on their own (self-service)
  • Enabling the system administrator to easily back up and restore user data for computer migrations