You cannot install applications larger than 4 GB on a Mac by using the System Center Configuration Manager client

Applies to: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration ManagerMicrosoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Symptoms


When you try to install an application package (.cmmac file) that is larger than 4 gigabytes (GB) on an Apple Mac by using the System Center Configuration Manager client, the package cannot be extracted. 

Cause


This issue occurs because the unzip tool located in "/usr/bin/unzip" does not support extracting files that are larger than 4 GB, even though the inbox ZIP utility can create a compressed (.zip) file that is larger than 4 GB.

More Information


This is a known issue of using the System Center Configuration Manager client on a Mac. The issue will be fixed when an updated unzip tool that supports large files is available for Mac.