MacPolicy Group Agenda
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
1:30 to 2:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.
1) Announcements – 5 min
a OIT only supports version 10.8.5 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2014
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 decommissioned Dec 15, 2014 and turned off Jan 13, 2015.
2) Various Updates – 20 min.
-CrashPlan initial deployment is finished and report made to CAS Jan 2015.
-UNC Wide Casper: Adding UNCGA Administration this week, updating to 9.63 Jan 15, 2015, and working on feedback for formal package testing (see oit.ncsu.edu/macintosh/macos-software-packaging).
-Remember to test and use UNCWide-AutoPKG- packages.
-Kaspersky Issues pre-K releases not updating, reinstalls may create duplicated server entries not fixed with klmover.
3) AutoPKGR Service Testing Update – 20 min.
OIT has been testing AutoPKGR for full automation of software updates. We have discovered issues and work-a-rounds for running the software unattended over long time periods (weeks and months) and have made requests for changes to authors of autopkg, AutoPKGR, JSSImporter and JSSRecipeCreator. We are continuing to test as we wait for these features. Discussion
4) Apple Dec 2014 Bulk Buy Wrap Up – 10 min.
Everyone should have all their Dec Bulk Buy hardware in hand. Any issues?
5) Q&A – 10 min.
Next meeting – Tue. Mar 10, 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.