MacTech 10142014

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:

c Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products:

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

g Kaspersky Endpoint Protection for Macintosh – Antivirus for campus.

h OIT Macintosh Support Web Site 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 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   Email for Sold-to Account number and approval.

n UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)

o Casper Suite Enterprise service  (or

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 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 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  There is a package in the casper server for install at 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 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. 

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