MacTech 05122009

MacTech Group Agenda
May 12, 2009
2:30 to 4:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.
1) Announcements – 5 min
a) OIT will support only version 10.3 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2008.
b) OIT will support only version 10.4 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2009.
c) OIT  does not have a  support policy for Boot Camp.
d) OIT  does not support Classic mode on either ppc or intel hardware at all.
e) MacOS AMP Licenses and Media at
f) SymantecVirus from OIT must legally be removed from all computers by June 15, 2009.  
g) VirusBarrior X5 – Update defs with NetUpdate.
h) OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.
i) Unity Macintosh Kit uses /Users/$uid$ in the LDAPv3 configuration to create a local home on each machine at login
j) Modified Unity Macintosh Kits are supported by the unit which has made the modifications
k) Due to budget restrictions OIT will not have a representative at WWDC 2009
l) NO JULY 14 MEETING: MacPolicy and MacTech will both meet Aug 11, 2009 instead.
m) All OIT distributed Symantec Antivirus software must be removed by June 15, 2009 to remain in license compliance.
2)Adobe Acrobat Security Issues   – 10 min.

There are serious security concerns with Adobe’s Acrobat Reader and Acrobat Pro applications on all platforms in a warning from NC State OIT’s Security and Compliance group.Please read the Sysnews posting at: And this posting from Adobe: OIT will delay the delivery of the Summer I Unity Macintosh Kit until after Adobe patches Acrobat to fix this issue. We believe this will be sometime after May 12, 2009.

3)Summer 2009 Kit  – 20 min.
Finished and ready except for Adobe Acrobat security patches due May 12, 2009 and QA of those patches. Discussion
4)10.6 Snow Leopard and Futures   – 10 min.
Much news about 10.6 beta.  Discussion.
5) File Systems for Mac OS – 20 min.
Discussion about what folks would like to see for file system access from the Macintosh platform on campus.  This will help Everette as he works with some teams dealing with file system issues.
6) Apple Survey Homework – 10 min.
OIT is asking MacTech (and campus) to prepare inventory of Apple hardware and OS version for a survey summer 2009.  Discussion.
7) Q&A – 15 min
You ask we try to answer.
Next meeting – Tuesday. June 9, 2009 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 2:30-4:30 pm.   
MacTech – 2nd Tuesday each month: 2009: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May. 12, Jun. 9, Aug. 11, Sep. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec.8 
MacPolicy – 2nd Tuesday of every other month:  2009: Jan. 13, Mar. 10, May. 12, Aug 11, Sep. 8, Nov. 10.
All meetings will be held in B16-B Hillsborough Bld. 
Please mark your calendar.