MacPolicy 02092016

MacPolicy Group Agenda

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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)

2) AntiVirus Issues   – 10 min.

Two items on Antivirus.  We are tracking a few issues with OS X 10.11 and Kaspersky 10.x  with more details in MacTech.  Second, there is discussion about how to create a good, trouble free, total endpoint protection from malware going on in several places. Discussion

3) USWCA Casper Security MOU  – 5 min.

The Security group at UNC Chapel Hill has asked (and will take lead) that we create a memorandum of understanding about how high level Casper system administrator access will be used, communicated and verified between the organizations participating in the shared, hosted Casper environment at  Currently 7 people (one from each UNC system institution participating) have the highest level access to the shared Casper system. Each of these people have a separate admin ids. It is a very good idea for us to work on this MOU and support security best practices to the full extent that the Casper Software allows us to.  I will take an active part from NCSU.  Note that what is driving this MOU is that 2 more UNC System organizations will be adding ~5,000 devices over the next 6 months. Discussion

4) CrashPlan I2 Announcement – 5 min
We are currently using the same I2 “bundle” as in the recent Code 42 announcement. We have reached a cheaper tier (1000+) decreasing the per seat cost. The next upgrade will prepare us to take advantage of the InCommon security (post 5.1.x server). Discussion

5) Software Needs Summer 2016 – 15 min 

We go around the room and ask everyone about needed software for next semester (or sooner). Discussion

6) Q&A – 5 min.

Open Discussion.

Next meeting – Tue. May 10, 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.