Updating apple software

22 Sep

Apple Support have given me instructions to uninstall and reinstall Apple software in a particular order.

However, I can see from Googling the issue that others have done this and it didn't solve the problem. I have no idea why anyone bothers using it anymore, as third-party (even free) apps can manage the media files in the i Devices, and updates can all be done over the air.

Here is how you can disable Apple Software Update in Windows. You can always go back to Scheduled Tasks and run it manually by right clicking the Apple Software Update and selecting Run.

The Apple Software Update tool gets installed when you install i Tunes, Quick Time or i Cloud on your Windows PC.

If you are using a third-party solution for installing software and handling non-Apple updates, something like radmind, LANrev, File Wave, or Casper, these products may have their own mechanisms for handling Apple Software Updates.

If they don’t, you always have the option of downloading the updates from Apple and importing them into your management system just as you would any third-party software.

Checking further with Wireshark a free and open-source (FOSS) packet analyzer, I observed DNS lookups for the following fully qualified domain names (FQDNs): swcdn.swcatalog.For swcdn.Server: ns1local Address: 192.168.0.5 Non-authoritative answer: swcdn.canonical name = swcdn.g.swcdn.g.internet address = 17.2 swcdn.g.internet address = 17.2 DNS lookup, the IP address the system on which I ran the software used was one in the IP address space for the ISP providing network connectivity for the system.

The server is operational and the program is not being blocked by my firewall or antivirus.As the name of the software implies, it’s job is to regularly check if updates are available for i Tunes, Quick Time, Apple Software Update, or i Cloud installed on your Windows machine and alert the user about available updates.The Apple Software Update tool is very handy as you don’t need to manually check for updates for above mentioned Apple programs.by the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN).I also found it connecting to an IP address that resolved to a host name in the domain name for the Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the location where the system resides.