MacPolicy 11102015

MacPolicy Group Agenda

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

2:00 to 2:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

1) Announcements – 5 min

a OIT only supports version 10.9.5 or newer of Mac OS X after Dec 31, 2015 

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) Local CrashPlan Users Group forming and having a Meet Up on Thu, November 19, 4:00pm – 5:30pm at the Lynnwood Grill & Brewing Concern – 4821 Grove Barton Rd, Raleigh

2) Proposed NCSU Security Standard for Sensitive Data and Sensitive Systems – Jesse H. & Leo H.  – 30 min.

 Provide feedback for new proposed patching  standard.  (restricted access)

and new

Security Standard for Sensitive Data and Systems


3) Casper Self changes  – 5 min.

The behavior of the Casper Self has changed based on request by NCSU and UNC System Site admins.  Login is no longer required to see self service policies scoped to devices.  For policies restricted to users or directory groups a login link on the upper right of the Self window is required (this gives the same view as the previous behavior).  The change is not destructive, allows the majority of clients faster service and still allows for user/group restriction. Discussion

4) Training – 5 min

* Mobile Security for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)
   Thursday, November 19, 2015 (12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

  • Apple Research Kit Introduction
    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)
  • Introduction to Backup with CrashPlan at NC State
    Thursday, December 10, 2015 (12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)

*CrashPlan for Organization Administrators
Jan 2016 TBA


5)) Q&A – 5 min.

Open Discussion.

Next meeting – Tue. Feb 9, 2016 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.