MacTech 05142013

MacTech Group Agenda

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2:30 to 4:30 pm — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

1) Announcements – 5 min

  1. OIT will support only version 10.7.5 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2013 
  2. OS X versions that shipped with Intel Hardware:
  3. *Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products:
  4. Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Apple Care Coverage with purchase info.
  5. OIT does not have a  support policy for Boot Camp. & OIT  does not support Classic mode at all.
  6. Mac Collection Licenses and Media info at
  7. Trend Micro Office Scan for Macintosh – Managed antivirus for campus.
  8. OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.
  9. Unity Macintosh Kit uses /Users/$uid$ in the Active Directory configuration to create a local home on each machine at login
  10. Modified Unity Macintosh Installs are supported by the unit which has made the modifications.
  11. OIT supports only Apple, Intel (i386) hardware for Mac OS and software. Only unmodified iOS is supported.
  12. Please remember to check prices at to verify best price with NC State Marketplace
  13. Authorized NC State personnel wanting to get access to training and tools for Apple Certified Technician should register at   Email for Sold-to Account number and approval.
  14. UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)
  15. Casper Suite Enterprise service  (Admin
  16. No one from OIT will attend WWDC 2013.  Sold out in 90 seconds.

2)  Casper 8.7.0 upgrade – 15 min.

OIT will upgrade the Casper Enterprise Suite service to version 8.7.0 to add additional iOS support , vendor recommended patches and the Casper Focus for iOS feature.  Discussion.

3) Changes in MS Office 2011 install workflow – 15 min

The install for Office 2011 in Casper is changing.  Please note that the 14.3.x update appears to overwrite the university license.  We have created a  installer that runs priority 20 to add the license back after the Office 14.3.4 update.  Appears that the latest update allows a choice between a license key, MS 365 login or viewer only use.   Discussion.

4) New apps added to Casper – 10 min

The following new apps are being added into Casper for use with Fall 2013 workflows. – Discussion

OIT-JavaForOSX2013-003.pkg OIT-OpenAFS-1.6.2-MountainLion.pkg

OIT-PaperCutClient_13.1.dmg OIT-Audacity_2.0.3.dmg

OIT-Citrix Receiver_11.7.2.pkg OIT-Firefox_20.0.dmg

OIT-Google Chrome_26.0.1410.65.dmg OIT-Google Earth_7.1.1.1580.dmg

OIT-Google Voice and Video_3.18.3.12840.pkg OIT-Maple_17.dmg

OIT-Matlab_2012b.dmg OIT-R_3.0.0.pkg

OIT-Mathematica_9.0.1.dmg OIT-matlab20113a.dmg

OIT-Maple_17.dmg OIT-Office 2011 14.3.4 Update.pkg

5) Command Line Flash Update Procedure- 15 min.

Discussion of new update procedure for Flash per

7) Rumor Rodeo   – 10 min.  We recap our favorite new rumors and WWDC 2013 expectations.  Bring your own.  Discussion 

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

Next meeting – Jun 11, 2013 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.