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: 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 software.ncsu.edu/faq/how-do-i-acquire-apple-software
g Kaspersky Endpoint Protection for Macintosh – go.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. Must login each month to keep!!
n UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI) oit.ncsu.edu/it-purchases/background-unc-cpi
o Casper Suite Enterprise service https://nc.jamfcloud.com/ (go.ncsu.edu/casper, go.ncsu.edu/casperinfo 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 https://nc.jamfcloud.com/packages.html?id=3133&o=r&o=r
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 sysnews.ncsu.edu/news/568aa88e
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 10.0.0.327/Network Agent 10.0.1.16 See: NCSU-Campus-Kaspersky Network Agent10_1_0_16.pkg.zip at https://nc.jamfcloud.com/packages.html?id=3204&o=r&o=r. Client app will not be applied until server updates are made (watch sysnews.ncsu.edu)
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
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.