MacPolicy 06092015

MacPolicy Group Agenda

Tuesday, June 9, 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:

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 JNUC is Oct 13-15, 2015

2) Proposed Disk Encryption Standard- Leo Howell  – 20 min.

The SCGS Security Technology Working Group is working up a proposal to explore full disk encryption for managed OS X and windows machines.  This would likely be for machines managed by Casper with some type of enterprise encryption key escrow using File Vault 2.  Discussion

3) April Bulk Buy Follow Up  – 10 min.

How did the new process work?  Who took advantage?  Any feedback? Discussion

4) Fall Software Needs  – 20 min.

What packages are needed for Fall 2015?  Does anyone need help packaging.  Adobe CC machine license pkg available.  Office Updates available.  Discussion

5)  Various Updates   – 5 min.

-CrashPlan update Wednesday June 10 ,2015 at 18:00.  

-UNC Wide Casper: Added WCU and have 8 packages under continuous update. 

-Remember to test and use UNCWide-AutoPKG- packages. 

– WWDC highlights New swift, stand-a-lone watch apps, split/multifinder/pip views iOS&OSX, speed, Music, Pay.  Details in MacTech.


6) Q&A – 10 min.

Open Discussion.

Next meeting – Tue. Aug 11, 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 quarter: 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.