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: 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.phpsoftware=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 JNUC is Oct 13-15, 2015 https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/jnuc.html
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 184.108.40.206 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 ncsu.edu 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
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.