MacTech 09082015

MacTech Group Agenda

Tuesday, September 8, 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. Must login each month to keep!!

n UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)

o Casper Suite Enterprise service  (, for details)

p JNUC is Oct 13-15, 2015 Everette attending. (MacTech Oct 20*)

q UNC CAUSE Oct 14-16, 2015

2) Training – 5 min

* OIT-Managing OS X Yosemite with Casper Suite Thursday, September 17, 2015 (09:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

* Hands On OS X Device Management at NC State Thursday,Oct 8, 2015 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

* Mobile Security for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)                    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

Thursday, November 19, 2015 (12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)


3) Various Quick Updates – 10 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.  
  • EIT has a package for office 2016 which uses campus license. Multi-package update using: NCSU-EIT-Office2016
    • NCSU-EIT-Microsoft_Excel_15.12.3_Updater
    • NCSU-EIT-Microsoft_OneNote_15.12.3_Updater
    • NCSU-EIT-Microsoft_Outlook_15.12.3_Updater
    • NCSU-EIT-Microsoft_PowerPoint_15.12.3_Updater
    • NCSU-EIT-Microsoft_Word_15.12.3_Updater
    • NCSU-EIT-Office2016-LicenseFix
  • Expect OS X 10.10.6
  • Casper 9.8 in beta testing.   Discussion.

4) Crashplan Update Sep 9, 2015 – 20 min

The CrashPlan hosted service on will be updated in 2 steps to version 4.3.2 on Wed. Sep 8, 2015 between 1800 and 2345. This upgrade will have client updates which will propagate automatically after the server upgrades complete the following day. The upgrade will provide compatibility with Windows 10 and future versions of OS X as well as application of all current patches. Discussion

5) El Capitan Security Changes – 30 min

Apple will enforce “System Integrity Protection” in OS X El Capitan (10.11) to increase security: a) root no longer trusted (rootless), b) /bin, /sbin, /usr sandboxed, and c) no privs repair, d) More profiles. csrutil for netboot. Discussion.

6) Q&A – Apple Sep 9th Event – 30 min

You ask we try to answer

Next meeting – Tue. Oct 20*, 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.  Meetings will usually be held in B16-B Hillsborough Bld. 

Please mark your calendar.