MacTech 06092015

MacTech Group Agenda

Tuesday, June 9, 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 JNUC is Oct 13-15, 2015

2) Various Quick Updates – 5 min

  • Loss Recovery Practices:Everette is still trying to get with S&C and/or OGC to have someone give presentation on what is practical and legal.Best practices for loss recovery using tools that could be installed on OS X.  
  • Casper updated to 9.7.2 and much larger mysql database, better response and stability. Also WCU added. 
  • Crashplan service update to Wed June 10, 2015 at 18:00.  Discussion.

3) DEP Issues- 5 min

It looks like DEP has stabilized and that new, never used Apple IDs made from new generic accounts are working. Request activation by submitting a call to ServiceNow. Discussion

4) AutoPkgR Service Update – 5 min.

The AutoPkgR server is now in place and updating the following packages: Flash Player, FireFox, Google Chrome, MS Office 2011 Updates, Oracel Java 8, R, Rstudio, Skype.  Also several static packages were added in May and June including: Install OS X Yosemite10103, UNCWide-AutoPKG-ConfigDiagnostics, UNCWide-AutoPKG-ConfigGestureMovie.mpkg, UNCWide-AutoPKG-ConfigiCloud.pkg, UNCWide-AutoPKG-ConfigRegistrationWizard.mpkg, UNCWide-AutoPKG-ConfigSetupAssistant.mpkg, UNCWide-AutoPKG-ConfigSoftwareUpdateNeverRun.pkg to help with initial configuration of OS X devices.  Discussion

5) WWDC Roundup – 30 min

Everette will review the publicly available announcements from WWDC using  Discussion.

6) Apple Watch Demo Joey Jenkins— 20 min

Demo of Apple Watch.  Discussion

8) Q&A   – 10 min

You ask we try to answer

Next meeting – Tue. Aug 11, 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 each quarter 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.