MacPolicy 05102016

MacPolicy Group Agenda

Tuesday, May 10, 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)

p PSU MacAdmins June 27-30, 2016 Everette will attend

r JAMF National Users Conference (JNUC) October 18-20, 2016 Everette will attend

s Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) – Were able to get in via lottery- Dan W. will attend for OIT.

t Apple Bulk Buy is in progress – The last day to submit a template is Monday, May 16 at 12:00PM.

2) Apple School – 10 min.

New program to combine DEP, VPP and institution Apple IDs.  The new site will eventually take over, etc. We will be moved automatically some time in future and current IDs will work. This is designed around K12 but will affect us.  May be issue like we had when we moved to Google if emails used with other types of Apple ID’s.  Can get Francis Shepard in to give details at a MacTech meeting maybe June 2016? Discussion

3) USWCA Casper Security MOU update – 5 min.

The MOU for the Casper Admin team is in place and signed by almost all UNC System Organizations. Discussion

4) Casper JCDS testing and move – 10 min

JAMF Software has added cloud distribution point support as base part of Casper Suite.  We have enabled JAMF Could Distribution Server and are syncing current JDS master to new JCDS.  Testing needed now by assigning policies to install from this point.  If all tests out will make the JCDS master June 1, 2016 and decommission current JDS across UNC System . Discussion

5) Software Needs Fall 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. Aug 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.