The update itself is not needed, but the admin console is a java applicaiton and uses java web start to launch. It's java that is triggering the software update notification.
Apple disabled java web start a while ago. Go to the downloads folder and double-click the jnlp file that you will find there
Thanks the file I found was
I double clicked and the same thing happened.
Reminder: this is OSXS 10.6.8 with FMS 12 v3
However I can run that file remotely on a destop running OSX 10.8 and administer FMS frm there..
But, what is correctthe solotion for administering FMS 12 locally on a machine runng OSXS 10.6.8 ?
That would be upgrading the machine to 10.7 or 10.8 and installing FMS12v4.
v4 removes all dependencies on older java versions and works with Java 7. Java 7 however is not supported on 10.6