Push Wallpaper & Screensaver changes to MacOS

Push Wallpaper & Screensaver changes to MacOS

I've made a MacOS Profile to push a wallpaper change. No matter what path I give, it will not successfully make the change. The screen flickers that the command was execute but no change is made to the wallpaper. I've tried the following paths:

Library/Desktop Pictures/<file.jpg> 
Public/<file.jpg>

I've tried multiple path syntax adjustments too with no success. 

Is there something that I'm missing or syntax I should be using to provide the right path to access a picture/image to use as the default wallpaper?

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David Matanane | posted this 25 January 2021

Hi Raymond,

Thanks for your help. I think that's the direction we need to go. 

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Raymond Chan | posted this 25 January 2021

Hi David,

According to Apple online documentation, wallpaper related command/policy is supported for MacOS 10.9+ devices in supervised mode.   So, you probably need to be switched to supervised mode.

 

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David Matanane | posted this 24 January 2021

It's un-supervised. MacOs is 10.15.7

I did some additional fiddling because I needed a complete solution to download a file and then set the wallpaper to that downloaded file. 

I used the content library to download a particular image file which lands in:


/Library/Application Support/MobiControl/Documents/<file.png>

I set up the wallpaper profile to access that location and particular file using the syntax above but it will not change to the new image/wallpaper. 

Is it a syntax thing or an access thing that is preventing this from working?

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Raymond Chan | posted this 24 January 2021

What is the version of your MacOS on your problematic device?

 

Is your device enrolled onto your MobiControl server as a supervised device or un-supervised device?

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