MacPolicy 11112014

MacPolicy Group Agenda

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

1:30 to 2:30 — 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

2) Various Updates   – 10 min.

Updates on recent Casper Issues and Updates. CrashPlan rollout continues.  Google Drive Unlimited storage for any file type. VPP and DEP updates. Discussion.

3) Sharing Software Packing  – 20 min.

OIT is proposing that we start sharing the responsibility of packaging software.  We will focus in 2 main areas first: 1) AutoPKGR to completely automate latest versions of all “free” software  and 2) agree to test packages from units on campus which have shared licenses or have licenses that can be installed or managed at the Site level. OIT has started by creating 13 packages on under the Category aaUNC-System with naming prefix UNCWide-AutoPKG-.  OIT also has first shared license package NCSU-Global-Office_2011sp3_Installer (  

CHASS is working on a sane installer for SPSS which we should be able to use as the first Site level licensed app. 

4) Round-the-Room Needs for SP2015 – 20 min.

OIT will take feedback on the software needed for spring semester install workflows.

For FA2014 OIT used

What other needs do each of your have?

5) Managing OS X Yosemite with Casper Course  – 5 min.

OIT is offering a best practices course at next MacTech meeting on Dec 9, 2014.  Please register at:

Next meeting – Tue. Jan 13, 2015 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.