Software Update in Guest OS (Big Sur) doesn't see available 11.1 update

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by JonF9, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. JonF9

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    With a Big Sur 11.1 Host running Parallels 16.1.2 (49151):
    The Guest OS running Big Sur 11.0.1 (20B50) doesn't see new system software updates (11.1) from Apple.
    Console on Guest OS returns a number of errors, while the GUI just reports "Your Mac is up to date".

    For example:

    softwareupdated Product Evaluation: 041-87971 (041-87971.English.dist): Installation check failed: Error Domain=PKDistributionError Code=102 "ERROR_3" UserInfo={message=ERROR_3, type=Fatal, NSLocalizedDescription=ERROR_3}

    and others of varied kinds.

    Should upgrading inside the Guest OS be possible, does it work for others, could this be a setup-spesific issue at my end? Thanks for any pointers to solving this!
     
  2. JohnW58

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    I too experience this same issue with the added inability to download or update apps in the App Store. I have an open ticket with support that has remained open for over a month now. Here is supports response "It appears that the case requires investigation on code level, so we escalated it to the Development Team."
    FYI, I also have a Catalina guest VM running on this same Host. It has the same Parallels guest configuration and it does not have the issues.
     
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  3. EstebanW

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    I've got the same issue. Running Parallels 16 in Catalina latest version, and Parallels 16.1.3 Pro Edition.
    The guest OS Big Sur doesn't recognise the latest release 11.2. It reports the OS is up to date.
    I've opened a ticket
     
  4. Gimbal

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    Same issue - 2018 MacBook Pro, clean install of macOS Big Sur 11.2 as the Host OS. Then installed Parallels 16 and created a VM with Guest macOS 11.2 from the Recovery Partition. A few days ago Apple release an update to 11.2.1 - I installed it on the Host OS, then after rebooting, opened the Parallels VM, and it could not see any updates. It just reported "Your Mac is up to date - macOS Big Sur 11.2".
     
  5. PeterL24

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    Seeing the same issue.
    One guest is on Catalina and shows the update to 11.2
    Another guest that I have already updated to 11.1 does not show the update to 11.2
     
  6. Sven G

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    Shut down the VM and add
    devices.smbios.board_id="default"
    to the hardware boot order advanced settings: this fixed the problem for me (after booting the VM again, the update was available in Software Update)...
     
  7. JohnW59

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    Alas, it did not work for me (update form 11.2 to 11.2.1 not offered).
     
  8. FrancoV1

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    Unfortunately, it didn't work here, with a Big Sur 11.0.1 VM. Host is Mojave 10.14.6, Parallels 16.1.3 (49160)
     

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