MacTech 01122016

MacTech Group Agenda

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2:30 to 4:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

1) Announcements – 5 min

a OIT supports only 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)

2) OS X Identity Finder for Campus – Andy Kotynski, OIT Security and Compliance— 30 min

Andy from OIT Security and Compliance will talk about Identity Finder for Campus roll out needs.

NCSU-OIT-IdentityFinder8100.pkg at

We have not been able to reproduce the conflict with Cisco Any Connect for OS X.


3) Training – 5 min

  • CrashPlan for Organization Administrators Training Class
    Tentative late Jan 2016 TBA – 4 hour technical session
  • Apple Research Kit In-depth Lunch N Learn
    Tentative Thursday, January 28, 2016 (12:00 PM – 01:30 PM)
  • Mobile Security for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) Lunch N Learn
    TBA in Spring Semester 2016 (12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

4)Service Updates- 15 min

Casper – JSS 9.82 update will happen Wednesday Jan 13, 2016 between 1800 and 2345.

CrashPlan – Client 4.4.1 was delayed due to server 5.0.3 update expected Jan 27, 2016.  Client 5.x updates after Jan 27th on request.  See

NetBoot – 10.11.2 (nuke10112.nbi & sh) has been added to the netboot server, will be to adding makekiosk.nbi/sh and makesign.nbi/sh before Feb MacTech for use with new/clean OS X machines.

AutoPKGR – no new packages, however clean up requests will be coming out after Jan 25, 2016

Kaspersky for OS X – new version Application Agent  See: NCSU-Campus-Kaspersky Network at  Client app will not be applied until server updates are made (watch

5) Tech Short: Using a No OS NetInstall with the Apple Certified Image – 30 min

Apple has introduced a feature of System Image Utility that allows us to create a NetInstall set that does not install OS X but instead installs post install packages, runs configuration scripts and applies profiles.  This provides another simple way to add  software and configuration to new/clean machines easily. Combine this with first boot script installers as discussed in Dec MacTech and simple “drag” installers to create easily maintained appliance configurations.  Discussion


6) Q&A – 15 min

You ask we try to answer

Next meetings:

MacTech – Tue. Feb 9, 2016 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 2:30-4:30 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 usually held in B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

Please mark your calendar.