MacTech 04122016

MacTech Group Agenda
Tuesday, April 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)

p OIT attending PSU MacAdmins Conference June 27-30, 2016 –

q OIT attending JNUC 2016 Oct 18-20

2) Training – 5 min

  • CrashPlan for NCSU Sub-Org Administrators Training Class
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM in Hillsborough B3
  • Mobile Security for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) Lunch N Learn
    Aug, 2016 TBA
  • Advanced OS X Management Training Class
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM in Hillsborough B3

3) Service Updates- 20 min

Casper – Waiting to update to 9.9.1 when released due to LDAP issue in 9.90  Upgrade should fix issue  D-010093. Testing JCDS as Master Distribution point.  Two differences a) JCDS can not be a source for Casper and b) only manual sync from JCDS to other distribution points (JDS, etc) but this will not matter if all software is from JCDS.

CrashPlan – Working on fix for issue with brand new clients using 5.x where “deferred” login is not working and blocks automatic addition of new users.

NetBoot – 10.11.4 (nuke.nbi & sh) has been updated on the netboot servers

AutoPKGR – no new packages, March clean up done.  More clean up as we approach Casper JCDS move.

Kaspersky – continue to see /cores/core.nnn files fill of boot volumes.Need logs per


4) Flash and Chrome Critical Updates- 5 min

As has been reported, Adobe has issued critical updates for Flash that should be applied immediately.  Following on the Flash internal to Google Chrome is also critically vulnerable and Chrome should be updated immediately as well. OIT recommends that the Flash Internet Plug-ins be removed from deployments and patched Google Chrome be used to view  any flash content. For Casper managed systems use:

UNCWide-AutoPKG-AdobeFlashPlayer- and UNCWide-AutoPKG-Google Chrome-49.0.2623.112.pkg


5) TechShort: SIU and First Boot Package Install Generator – 10 min

Details on how to use System Image Utility (SIU) with First Boot Package Install Generator. Discussion

6) Apple Rumors –  5 min

Talk about latest rumors and predictions on Apple watch, iPhone, etc pre-WWDC 2016. Discussion

7)Q&A – 15 min

You ask we try to answer

Next meeting:

MacTech – Tue. May 10, 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.