MacPolicy 01142013

MacPolicy Group Agenda

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

1:30 to 2:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

1) Announcements – 5 min

 OIT will support only version 10.8.5 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2014 Current Version 10.7.5 

 OS X versions that shipped with Intel Hardware:

 *Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products:

 Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Apple Care Coverage with purchase info.

 OIT does not have a  support policy for Boot Camp. & OIT  does not support Classic mode at all.

 Mac Collection Licenses and Media info at

 Trend Micro Office Scan for Macintosh – Managed antivirus for campus.

 OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.

 Unity Macintosh Workflow uses /Users/$uid$ in the Active Directory configuration with a local home on each machine

 Modified Unity Macintosh Installs are supported by the unit which has made the modifications.

 OIT supports only Apple, Intel (i386) hardware for Mac OS and software. Only unmodified iOS is supported.

 Please remember to check prices at to verify best price with NC State Marketplace

 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.

 UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)

 Casper Suite Enterprise service  (or

2) Update on Antivirus   – 10 min.

The antivirus service team is very near finishing a SLA internal to OIT.  The antivirus selection team has started testing 6 products to be purchased at the end of the current Trend Micro contract. Discussion

3) Update on CrashPlan   – 10 min.

OIT OCC has been asked by CAS to talk about our use of CrashPlan.  We have been using CrashPlan 3.x for about 6 months in a hybrid setup (local authN and authZ server, cloud storage).  The software has worked very well for us for 22 users and we will renew.  We are currently trying to understand the Internet 2 license changes presented at UNC CAUSE and how the pricing works relative to setup fees and per seat cost.  Discussion

4) Casper 9 transition Update- 10 min

Well it was very, very slow but it has finished !(Almost) OIT did move to a vendor hosted version of Casper Suite 9.2 as part of the upgrade to Casper Suite version 9.22 on Dec 23, 2013.  Complete details of the outstanding issues and changes follow in MacTech but the 2 main issues are a) enabling JDS servers as master distribution points and b) forcing all machines in to move to  Discussion

Q&A   – 10 min.

You ask we try to answer. 

Next meeting – Tue. Mar. 21, 2014 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 1:30-2:30 pm.   

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

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

Neither MacPolicy or MacTech will meet in Aug.

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

Please mark your calendar.