MacPolicy Group Agenda
Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
2:30 to 4:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.
1) Announcements – 5 min
a OIT will support only version 10.8.5 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2014 Current Version 10.7.5
b OS X versions that shipped with Intel Hardware: support.apple.com/kb/HT1159
c Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products: support.apple.com/kb/HT1752?viewlocale=en_US
d Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Apple Care Coverage with purchase info.
e OIT does not have a support policy for Boot Camp. & OIT does not support Classic mode at all.
f Mac Collection Licenses and Media info at www.ncsu.edu/software/available-software/product.php?software=106
g Kaspersky Endpoint Protection for Macintosh – www.ncsu.edu/it/antivirus. Antivirus for campus.
h OIT Macintosh Support Web Site go.ncsu.edu/mac for updates.
i Unity Macintosh Workflow uses /Users/$uid$ in the Active Directory configuration with a local home on each machine
j Modified Unity Macintosh Installs are supported by the unit which has made the modifications.
k OIT supports only Apple, Intel (i386) hardware for Mac OS and software. Only unmodified iOS is supported.
l Please remember to check prices at www.apple.com/education/pricelists/ to verify best price with NC State Marketplace
m Authorized NC State personnel wanting to get access to training and tools for Apple Certified Technician should register at gsx.apple.com Email Everette_Allen@ncsu.edu for Sold-to Account number and approval.
n UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI) oit.ncsu.edu/it-purchases/background-unc-cpi
o Casper Suite Enterprise service https://nc.jamfcloud.com/ (or go.ncsu.edu/mdmadmin)
p Old Casper 8 server will be decommissioned Dec 15, 2014.
qAttending at JAMF National Users Conference (JNUC) Oct 20-23, 2014
r Attending UNCCAUSE Oct 29-31, 2014
2) Casper 8 issues with unwanted policies – 15 min
There has been some discussion of the post about unwanted policies running on campus lists. The issue was that 2 groups on campus did not update their QuickAdd packages to use the Casper 9 JSS at nc.jamfcloud.com. Instead they continued to use old packages during fat imaging for Fall 2014 that attached their machine back to the old casper 8 server. All policies in Casper 8 were global and 3 of these no longer had restrictions for Organization the 3 policies were installed on the machines before the global move policy was able to switch the machines back to the Casper 9 server. It is not possible to create a policy in Casper 9 Sites that would ever cause this issue. The issue these 2 units experienced was a result of them not updating their Quick Add. PLEASE update all of your caspertools and QuickAdd packages to Casper 9.51 or newer!
To avoid further issues the 3 packages and their policies have been removed from the old Casper 8 server.
3) OS X security: ShellShock and friends – 10 min
Recently there have be new malware that effect OS X. These exploits have been seen in the wild but require a web server or unprotected unix shell access to effect. See support.apple.com/kb/ht1222 Apple has release a patch for the ShellShock bash exploit which updates /bin/bash and /bin/sh to version 3.2.53(1)-release that is free from the issue. The patch is not part of software update and must be installed from support.apple.com/kb/DL1769 There is a package in the casper server for install at nc.jamfcloud.com/packages.html?id=1868 Discussion
4) Apple Rumors – 20 min
Discussion of rumored Apple hardware and software releases. Apple press event Oct 16. There will be a live stream www.apple.com/live Predictions and Discussion.
5) Q&A – 10 min
You ask we try to answer.
Next meeting – Tue. Nov 11, 2014 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 1:30-2:30 pm.
MacTech – 2nd Tuesday each month: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
MacPolicy – 2nd Tuesday of every other month: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov.
Neither MacPolicy or MacTech will not meet in July.
All meetings will be held in B16-B Hillsborough Bld unless otherwise announced.
Please mark your calendar.