MacTech 08092011


MacTech Group Agenda

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2:30 to 4:30 pm

 Room B3 Hillsborough Bld.

1) Announcements – 5 min

  1. OIT will support only version 10.5.8 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2011 
  2. Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Apple Care Coverage with purchase info.
  3. OIT  does not have a  support policy for Boot Camp. & OIT  does not support Classic mode at all.
  4. Mac Collection Licenses and Media info at
  5. Trend Micro Office Scan for Macintosh – Managed antivirus for campus.
  6. OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.
  7. NC Casper User’s Group –
  8. Unity Macintosh Kit uses /Users/$uid$ in the Active Directory configuration to create a local home on each machine at login
  9. Modified Unity Macintosh Kits are supported by the unit which has made the modifications.
  10. OIT supports only Apple, Intel (i386) hardware for Mac OS and software. Only unmodified iOS is supported.
  11. Please remember to check prices at to verify best price with NC State Marketplace
  12. Anyone wanting to get access to training and tools for Apple Certified Technician should register at   Email for Sold-to Account number and approval.
  13. UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)
  14. Casper Suite Server Beta  


2) Casper Certified Administrator Training in Durham August 23-26 – 10 min.

Duke University has finalized arrangements with JAMF Software to host their Casper Certified Administrator Course (CCA) on the Duke University campus between August 23 and 26 in Durham, NC.  At the course, you should expect to see many people from Duke School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, NC State, Appalachian State, UNC-Charlotte, and from the corporate community as well as the Durham Public School District. This is an excellent time to engage other communities and swap stories and possibly learn a trick or two.

The location for the August 23-26 CCA course will be:

Duke University – Smith Warehouse

114 S. Buchanan Blvd. Bay 12, Rm. A228

Durham, NC 27708

For more information on this course, please visit The course is at a discounted rate of $1500 per person (from the original $1750). JAMF can accept up to 15 people for this event, so space is limited. Food, beverages and parking will be provided at the Smith Warehouse.

Please contact Tad Johnson ( and/or Crystal Noonan ( to make payment and attendance arrangements.




3) OS X Lion Issues – 5 min.

New Educational iMac specs.  New Air.  Discussion.



4) New Apple Hardware – 5 min.

Available via Casper.  See: Discussion.




5) OS X Software Set for Fall 2011 Full Details – 15 min.

Available via Casper.  See: Discussion.



6) Fall 2011 Casper Work Flows – 45 min.

The Fall 2011 software set install uses AutoRun plan for each existing machine plus Lab Basics  and Unity Software Install (53 packages) with a OIT-UnityLab MCX profile.  Detailed  Discussion.



5) Q&A   – 15 min.  You ask we try to answer. 



Next meeting – Tue. Sep 13, 2010 in Room B3 Hillsborough from 2:30-4:30 pm.

MacTech – 2nd Tuesday each month: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun,  Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

MacPolicy – 2nd Tuesday of every other month: Jan, Mar, May, Aug, Sep, Nov.

Neither MacPolicy or MacTech will meet in July 2011.

All meetings will be held in B3 Hillsborough Bld unless otherwise announced.