MacTech 03102015

MacTech Group Agenda

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2:30 to 4:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

1) Announcements – 5 min

a OIT supports only version 10.8.5 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2014

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 MacTech moved to quarterly schedule. Next meeting May 2015

2) Spring 2015 bulk buy – 5 min

Should be wrapping up.  Note the new procedure and how that worked for you.


3) Two Casper Courses for March  – 5 min.

Free Casper Training Courses:

a) OIT-Managing OS X Yosemite with Casper Suite
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 — 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM — Hillsborough B3
b) OIT- Casper Best Practices for Packagers
Thursday Mar 26, 2015 — 2:00 to 4:30 pm  — Hillsborough B3 Discussion

4) Casper 9.65 update- 10 min
 OIT has completed the update of to version 9.65.  We are seeing some relief from the slowness and process restart issues.  We are working on an issue where Exclusions and Limitations based on Smart Groups that are a result of Extension Attributes may be failing.  Discussion

5) New Apple Updates – 30 min

New laptops, various speed bumps, lower price on Apple TV (cheaper than new video adaptors), and

AppleWatch.  Note research kit, iOS 8.2.0, Apple TV 7.0.3.  


Security FREAK update


6) Fall 2015 Software Needs- 20 min

OIT would like to get a list of the software we need to get into Casper for Fall 2015.  Will go around the room and ask.



7) Q&A   – 10 min

You ask we try to answer

Next meeting – Tue. Apr 14, 2015 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 2:00-4:30 pm .   

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

MacPolicy – 2nd Tuesday in Feb, May, Aug, 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.