Previous Install - Agent Not Reporting (Mac OS) Troubleshooting

If the ActivTrak Agent has suddenly stopped reporting there are several steps that can be taken in order to troubleshoot and identify the issue.

First, let's check that the settings within the platform are correct.

1) Although customers on our paid plans (Advanced and Premium) receive a 7-day grace period to take the required actions to true up your ActivTrak account when the account is oversubscribed, if the account is not trued up within that time, all App Access users will lose access to data and reports. Given that, confirm that you are not over the user license limit. If over the limit and you are past your 7-day grace period, users will either need to be deleted or additional licenses will need to be purchased. The limit can be seen next to the 'Reporting Users' icon shown below.


2) Check to see when the Agent last reported and if they are on the latest version of ActivTrak. You can view both the last activity date and Agent version from the Settings > Users & Groups > User Agents under 'Computers'. The latest version for Mac OS is If running an outdated version, just download a new Agent directly from the dashboard as that will always host the most recent version.


3) Verify that all user and date filters are set correctly as this common mistake can prevent data from appearing. The filters will be located at the top of all applicable pages, an example is shown below. 


4) Verify that the Schedule is set to monitor all users during your desired time-frame.

5) Verify that the user is not on the Do Not Track list. If they are on this list, they will need to be removed in order to begin collecting data from the Agent. Please note that they will not reappear within the account as a monitored user until they are active on the machine again.

On the monitored machine, you will want to verify the services are running and are not blocked by any security software such as an antivirus or firewall.

1) Restart SCTHOST 

    • The Mac agent is listed as “SCTHOST” in Activity Monitor.
      • To find Activity Monitor, do a spotlight search for “Activity Monitor”. It will be the first application to show up:
      • Inside Activity Monitor, look under the CPU tab for SCTHOST and SCTHOSTP. 
        • Click on one of them and then click on “Force Quit” in the top left. Once one has been done, do the same for the other.
        • They should both reappear within a few seconds and data should begin uploading with five minutes.

In order to ensure there are no conflicts due to an antivirus or firewall, the following paths will need to be allowed.

1) Agent Whitelist Addresses for Antivirus and Firewall

If the previous steps have been verified, please reach out to or initiate a chat session from your Dashboard so that support can troubleshoot further with you.

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