Important excerpts from the
Casper Suite 8.6.2 Release Notes
The following features are still available and functional in the Casper Suite v8.6, but they will be removed in a future version:
Collection of UNIX executables—The current functionality can be better addressed by creating one
or more extension attributes to collect UNIX executables. This will allow you to use the executables as criteria for creating smart computer groups and performing advanced computer searches.
Collection of application details—Some application details will be collected by default with the new
functionality. The collection of copyright information, modification date, and permissions will most likely be removed.
Collection of UNIX reports—The collection of UNIX reports (snapshots of the command-line tools
top, uptime, and w) will be replaced with an extension attribute. This will allow you to use UNIX reports as criteria for creating smart computer groups and performing advanced computer searches.
Custom reporting framework—The ability to create custom reports using JSP (Java Server Pages) files
will be removed. Many of the reporting functions that currently require custom reports will be built into the Casper Suite.
Display Names for packages—The Display Name field for packages may be removed.
If any of these features affect your environment, consider implementing the proposed, alternative solutions as soon as possible. If you need assistance with the transition, or have questions or concerns, contact your JAMF Software Account Manager.
Implemented Feature Requests
This section lists the feature requests implemented in the Casper Suite v8.6.
[JAMF Nation FR-180] Casper Imaging accurately displays the progress when restoring a Winclone image. Composer
[FR-0912] [JAMF Nation FR-541] Composer allows you to add package manifests from JAMF Nation.
[FR-1379] Composer allows you to import a package manifest.
[JAMF Nation FR-159] The Casper Suite Administrator’s Guide explains that the name of the process in a restricted software record is case-sensitive and supports filename wildcards.
[JAMF Nation FR-551] The upgrade procedure in the product documentation includes a step for backing up custom reports.
JAMF Software Server
[FR-0693, FR-0989] The JSS allows you to activate FileVault 2 disk encryption and store recovery keys
[FR-0102] The JSS performs an LDAP lookup every time inventory is updated.
Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) when using an external CA or by using a configuration profile.
[JAMF Nation FR-561] The Self Service icon displays at a higher resolution for OS X v10.8 computers.
[FR-1381] The JSS allows you to not display available app updates in the Self Service web clip.
[JAMF Nation FR-34] The Reboot Immediately option in a Self Service policy reboots clients as soon as possible and does not require user interaction.
[JAMF Nation FR-368] The JSS allows you to use static or dynamic challenge passwords for Simple
Bug Fixes and Enhancements Casper Imaging
Fixed in v8.6:
[D-002844] Fixed an issue that prevented Casper Imaging from respecting the specified start number for numerical naming when using Target Mode Imaging.
[D-002894] Fixed an issue that caused Winclone images to boot improperly when a Mac OS X Installer
is used to image a partition.
[D-002927] Fixed an issue that prevented Casper Imaging from applying AirPort settings when IPv4 is
[D-002930] Fixed an issue that caused Casper Imaging to mount multiple distribution points when
using Target Mode Imaging.
[D-002945] Fixed an issue that caused Target Mode Imaging to result in a non-bootable partition.
Fixed in v8.61:
[D-003067] Fixed an issue that caused Spotlight to be disabled on client computers after imaging with a method other than Target Mode Imaging (TMI).
[D-003074] Fixed an issue that caused Casper Imaging to assign duplicate names when using a CSV file
to name computers during Target Mode Imaging (TMI).
[D-003076] Fixed an issue that prevented Casper Imaging from caching PKGs with the This package
must be installed to the boot volume at imaging time option selected on OS X v10.8.
[D-003083] Fixed an issue that caused Casper Imaging to create an unbootable Windows 7 partition on
Thunderbolt computers when the partition was part of a configuration with OS X v10.7 and later. [D-003093] Fixed an issue that prevented scripts with a priority of “At Reboot” from running after
imaging unless the configuration also contains a package with the This package must be installed to the boot volume at imaging time option selected.
[D-003103] Fixed an issue in Casper Imaging that prevented computers from trusting certificates
issued by the JSS’s built-in CA after the computers are imaged with Autorun data.
[D-003108] Fixed an issue that prevented Casper Imaging from naming computers when deploying an
OS X v10.8 configuration.
Fixed in v8.61:
[D-003085] Fixed an issue that caused Casper Remote to incorrectly report that packages with unmet OS requirements are successfully installed.
Fixed in v8.6:
[D-002856] Fixed an issue that prevented the contents of a package from being copied successfully if the package is renamed in Composer before building as a PKG or DMG.
JAMF Software Server
Fixed in v8.6:
[D-002832] Fixed an issue that caused the confirmation dialog that appears when saving changes to a Mac OS X configuration profile to display that an inaccurate number of computers have the profile installed.
[D-002850] Fixed an issue that delayed the JSS API when returning computer details.
[D-002833] Fixed an issue that prevented the JSS from binding computers using Centrify 4.4.3 or later when a zone is specified.
[D-002840] Fixed an issue that caused Mac OS X configuration profiles to fail if they include a Network payload with PEAP and TTLS EAP types, MSCHAPv2 inner authentication, and the Use as a Login Window configuration option selected.
[D-002847] Fixed an issue that prevented computers from being added to the JSS using the API.
[D-002851] Fixed an issue that caused the contents of the Applications folders on client computers to
be deleted when the Self Service install location is set to /Applications/ in the JSS. [D-002852] Fixed an issue that prevented network mounts in the Login Items payload for Mac OS X configuration profiles from being edited.
[D-002874] Fixed an issue that caused JAMFSoftwareServer.log to fill up with statements about invalid device tokens.
[D-002880] Fixed an issue that caused provisioning profiles to be removed from and then re-added to mobile devices when the scope of an in-house app is modified.
[D-002888] Fixed an issue that caused Mac OS X configuration profiles with a Wi-Fi payload and a Security Type of “None” to fail.
[D-002893] Fixed an issue that caused extension attributes created from the “Current AirPort Network” template to fail.
[D-002912] Fixed an issue that caused advanced computer searches based on model criteria and any criteria in the “OS Configuration Information” category to return no results.
[D-002935] Fixed an issue that caused advanced mobile device searches based on mobile device name and criteria of “like” to return all mobile devices.
[D-002937] Fixed an issue that caused advanced mobile device and computer searches based on IP address with criteria of “like” to return all devices or computers.
[D-002943] Fixed an issue that caused the JSS to return an error when adding a peripheral in computer details, and then clicking Cancel.
[D-002951] Fixed an issue that prevented Mac OS X configuration profiles from installing on computers that were added to the scope if the configuration profile had already been installed on other computers in the scope.
[D-002984] Fixed an issue that caused JAMFSoftwareServer.log to throw “Error parsing OS version” when a computer’s inventory is updated.
[D-002989] Fixed an issue that caused the JSS to allow computers that are not enrolled to be assigned to the scope of configuration profiles and remote commands.
[D-003004] Fixed an issue that prevented the Distribute to Newly Assigned Devices Only option in iOS configuration profiles that are made available in Self Service from being applied.
[D-003035] Added Adobe InDesign CS5 to the software definition for the “Adobe Creative Suite 5 –Design Premium” licensed software template.
Fixed in v8.61:
[D-002947] The JSS displays the “Create” and “Update” columns for LDAP user group API privileges in the correct order.
[D-003060] The JSS interface has been hardened against the following reported cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities:
[D-003139] Fixed an issue that removed purchasing information for computers already in the JSS if the
[D-003068] Fixed an issue that caused the JSS to incorrectly assign a status of “Available” to redeemed
VPP codes that were used to install and reinstall a managed app.
[D-003078] Fixed an issue that caused the JSS to display a JasperException error in Computer Details
when there is an extension attribute populated by a script and the computer submits inventory that contains a percent symbol (%).
[D-003117] Fixed an issue that prevented the JSS from displaying inventory details for computers with
[D-003118] The JSS displays the appropriate instructions on the pane for renewing an existing APNs
[D-003124] Fixed an issue that caused Mac OS X configuration profiles with a SCEP payload and a
“Dynamic-Microsoft CA” challenge password to use the same password multiple times. [D-003139] Line breaks in app descriptions are displayed properly in the Self Service web clip.
Fixed in v8.62:
[D-003188] Fixed an issue that caused the JSS to become unresponsive during periods of heavy load if
computers are enrolled or re-enrolled.
[D-003144] Fixed an issue that prevented the JSS from granting the appropriate API privileges to LDAP
user groups with privileges to use Casper Imaging, add hardware, or create Recon QuickAdd packages. [D-003164] Fixed an issue that cleared location information for acquired computers if certificate-based
communication is enabled after the acquisition and the computers are then enrolled.
mobile devices, apps, and VPP codes are in the JSS.
JSS Database Utility
Fixed in v8.6:
[D-002848] Fixed an issue that prevented the JSS Database Utility from detecting when binary logging
has been enabled.
[D-002849] Fixed an issue that prevented the JSS Database Utility from disabling binary logging.
Fixed in v8.6:
[D-002883] Fixed an issue that caused the Username and Password fields for logging into Self Service to be displayed black when Safari v5.1.7 is running on the computer.
[D-002898] Fixed an issue that caused Self Service to fail to initiate policies when users are forced to view the policy description.
[D-002994] Fixed an issue that caused Self Service to incorrectly report policy failures.
/usr/sbin/jamf (jamf binary)
Fixed in v8.6:
[D-000066] Fixed an issue that prevented computers from entering Sleep mode if application usage reporting is enabled or restricted software is configured.
[D-001232] Fixed an issue that caused the jamf binary to submit inaccurate inventory information to the JSS for applications with a percent symbol (%) in the name.
[D-002867] Fixed an issue that prevented the jamf binary from updating location information for computers that belong to a network segment.
[D-002928] Fixed an issue that prevented the PrimaryGroupID from populating when user-level Managed Preferences are applied to directory user accounts.
[D-003001] Fixed an issue that prevented the jamf binary from updating ByHost preference files and returning an error if the jamf fixByHostFiles command is executed with a ByHost file that has a malformed name.
Fixed in v8.61:
[D-003062] Fixed an issue that prevented the jamf binary from restricting applications that are started in the background and do not have a user interface.
[D-003066] Fixed an issue that caused users to be prompted for the JAMF keychain password when inventory submission takes longer than 5 minutes.
[D-003073] Fixed an issue that caused account information to be displayed in plain text when binding
a computer to Active Directory.
[D-003080] Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented unicode characters from being handled properly
during communication between the JSS and the jamf binary.
[D-003081] Fixed an issue that caused the jamf binary to remove existing login/logout hooks when
login/logout hooks are disabled in the JSS.
[D-003105] Fixed an issue that prevented the jamf binary from granting administrator privileges to the user when executing the jamf createAccount command on OS X v10.6.8 to create a user named “admin”.
[D-003145] Fixed an issue that caused the jamf binary to create user accounts for which the passwords
[D-003107] Fixed an issue that caused the jamf binary to incorrectly report that there is a proxy in place when attempting to run Software Update on an enrolled computer.
[D-003114] Fixed an issue that caused the jamf binary to crash when collecting application information.
[D-003116] Email notifications for restricted software violations include the path for where the software was launched from.
[D-003132] Fixed an issue that prevented the jamf binary from restricting renamed applications. cannot be changed on OS X v10.7 and v10.8.
[D-003146] Fixed an issue that caused the mount_afp binary in OS X to crash when called by the jamf binary.
The following are known issues in the Casper Suite v8.6:
Casper Imaging fails when re-imaging computers that have FileVault 2 activated. Use Disk Utility to re-partition the disk before using Casper Imaging to re-image.
For instructions on re-imaging computers that have FileVault 2 activated, see the following Knowledge Base article:
Casper Remote and policies fail to set or remove Open Firmware/EFI passwords on models “Late 2012” or later if the Apple “setregproptool” binary is not present on the volume(s) used to set firmware
For instructions on obtaining and placing the “setregproptool” binary, see the following Knowledge Base article: