Mac Client 6.4 introduced our SMART Utility based plugin. In planning and testing the following premise held true: many drives have recorded a few old errors. Maybe those should be replaced, maybe not, so we chose to mark those as informational.
What we found after deployment was that a number of drives which didn’t report the last time they recorded a problem, leading us to think the issue was brand new.
As of Mac Client 6.4.1, we will record only informational notices when SMART Reporting when a drive has under 10 bad sectors, and has not recorded the time of its last error.
We also reworked the installation process, speeding up our Group-specific and Enrollment code based installers. During this time, some subscribers received a build of the Mac agent which would not report in its first run.
A note to anyone who keeps a copy of the installer on a USB Thumb drive, or uploaded to your site: Please update your offline copies of the installer as new versions are released. Yes, the auto-update process should work, but it’s best to use the latest, greatest installer, or simply link from your site your live installer link.