MacPolicy 01102012

MacPolicy Group Agenda

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

1:30 to 2:30 — Room B16-B 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. OIT will support only version 10.6.8 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2012 
    3. OS X versions that shipped with Intel Hardware:
    4. Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products:
    5. Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Apple Care Coverage with purchase info.
    6. OIT  does not have a  support policy for Boot Camp. & OIT  does not support Classic mode at all.
    7. Mac Collection Licenses and Media info at
    8. Trend Micro Office Scan for Macintosh – Managed antivirus for campus.
    9. OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.
    10. NC Casper User’s Group –
    11. Unity Macintosh Kit uses /Users/$uid$ in the Active Directory configuration to create a local home on each machine at login
    12. Modified Unity Macintosh Installs are supported by the unit which has made the modifications.
    13. OIT supports only Apple, Intel (i386) hardware for Mac OS and software. Only unmodified iOS is supported.
    14. Please remember to check prices at to verify best price with NC State Marketplace
    15. Anyone wanting to get access to training and tools for Apple Certified Technician should register at   Email for Sold-to Account number and approval.
    16. UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)
    17. Casper Suite Server Beta

2) UNC GA Apple Bulk Purchases Followup  – 5 min.

 Discussion of GA Bulk Purchase.  How did it go?  Issues?


3) License renewals Followup – 5 min.

OIT sent out renewals for Apple Remote Desktop, and OS X Server Volume Licenses in December 2011.   

Any issues?  Discussion. 


4) Casper Enterprise Deployment and Casper 8.4.0 Update – 20 min.

We finally have full GSX 2 support in Casper 8.4.0.  Will be updating Casper Suite Beta server on Tuesday January 17, 2012 between 8 am and 11 am.  At the same time will be moving the MySQL database to our enterprise clustered database servers (mysql02) and updating the push certificate for iOS support.   Next phase is to move to load balanced tomcat servers in VMWare. Discussion.


5) Spring 2012 Software Install – 20 min.

 Discussion of Spring 2012 software distribution.  Must image 10.7.2.  Other issues with full unattended install.  Still working with JAMFSoftware on solutions


6) Q&A   – 5 min.

You ask we try to answer. 


Next meeting – Tue. Mar. 13, 2012 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 1:30-2:30 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.

All meetings will be held in B16-B Hillsborough Bld unless otherwise announced. 

Please mark your calendar.