MacTech 06122012

MacTech Group Agenda

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2:30 to 4:30 pm   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 Enterprise service  (Admin

4) No MacTech/MacPolicy Meeting in July – 5 min.

Everette will be out of town and as announced at the begining of the year there will be no MacTech or MacPolicy meeting in July 2012.

Next meetings will be in in August.


3) WWDC News- 20 min

Recap of what was publicly announced at WWDC so far. Discussion 


4) 10.7 NetBoot Imaging Issues- 10 min

OIT has seen some issues imaging from 10.6 to 10.7 using netboot and casper imaging.  We are working on a fix/work-around.  Details and Discussion 


5) TechShort: Getting the Most Out of Casper Suite at NC State – 60 min.

Everette will go over some best practices for using OIT’s Casper Suite  Enterprise services, tips on general OSX and iOS management strategies, and work-arounds for issues we have seen.  Discussion.


5) Q&A   – 10 min.  You ask we try to answer. 


Next meeting – Tue. Aug 14, 2012 in Room B16-B 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.

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