MAC Usage Feature On/Off Missing
Why setting usage via mgsft_rollout_response file is not supported?
Why is it as per design?
In Windows, we do have the option to Turn Usage On/Off at the time of deployment, why is it missing in MAC ?
The mgsft_rollout_response file is only used to configure a few selected/special bootstrap settings. On UNIX-like operating systems, the mgsconfig tool is typically used as part of your installation script to configure default agent settings.
For example, you could include something like the following in your agent deployment script to enable usage metering when the agent is installed:
cat <<EOF >/var/tmp/mgsconfig.$$.ini [Usage Agent] desc0 = Disabled val0 = False EOF /opt/managesoft/bin/mgsconfig -i /var/tmp/mgsconfig.$$.ini rm -f /var/tmp/mgsconfig.$$.ini
Here are some other posts which you may find helpful that talk about agent configuration:
- "Usage agent is configured not to run on this machine" message on Mac.
- Question on configuring a unix mgssetup.sh file
- Application usage metering using the FlexNet inventory agent (see the question "How can the values of configuration settings be changed?")
Is the idea you're suggesting here to install/update the /var/opt/managesoft/etc/config.ini file directly?
I would suggest it is better practice to update the file by running mgsconfig than trying to make any modifications to the file directly. If you modify the file yourself (particularly if you replace the entire file) then you don't necessarily know what you will be overwriting. Running mgsconfig will take care of safely merging the settings you are trying to configure with current settings that are in the file.
Yes @ChrisG , According to support Engineer - I should follow this process -
1. Modify var/opt/managesoft/etc/config.ini and Put Disabled=False under [ManageSoft\Usage Agent\CurrentVersion]
2. Restart servcies of mgsusageag and ndtask
sudo /bin/launchctl stop com.flexerasoftware.mgsusageag
ssudo /bin/launchctl start com.flexerasoftware.mgsusageag
sudo /bin/launchctl stop com.flexerasoftware.ndtask
sudo /bin/launchctl start com.flexerasoftware.ndtask
Hi @chirag_sharma2 This is a different question from what you've posted. How have you rolled out agents to MAC in your environment? We have a large MAC environment, and Flexera doesnt have a tool to roll out the agents to MAC. Please let me know what you've done.
Starting with FNMS 2019 R2, the Mac Agent became 64-bit, and the Installer Package that you download is a .PKG format
I am very confused there. if we can push the package through JAMF, but not push mgsft_rollout_response through JAMF, how do we get the agent to point to our beacons? Where and how is the beacon configuration pushed to every MAC? Are there any other settings we have to modify to get the agent to work on MAC?