MacTech 06142016

MacTech Group Agenda

Tuesday, June 14, 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 JAMF National Users Conference (JNUC) October 18-20, 2016 Everette will attend

q Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) – Dan W. will attending

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

2) Training – 5 min

  • CrashPlan for Organization Administrators Training Class
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (01:30 PM – 04:30 PM)
  • Mobile Security for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) Lunch N Learn
    Thursday, August 11, 2016 (12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

3) New Apple Area Sales Rep – Paul Petrogeorge ( 15 min

Introduction of new area Apple Sales Rep. replacing Fred Brackett who retired. Discussion

4) Service Updates- 15 min

Casper – Update to 9.92 complete.  JCDS  is now master distribution point. Will keep current JDS structure until we are sure JCDS is meets our needs but starting to disable JDS servers in pool as distribution points and will remove 2 of 4 July 11, 2016.   Alpha testing SSO solutions for SAML with Google (complete and works) and Shib (still working on correct configuration) and other new features of 9.93. Cleaning up packages and waiting on JAMF for patch to issue PI-002395, Package updates are inefficient when there are a large number of packages in JSS.

CrashPlan – Still 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. Hoping to see 5.2 release some time before Aug 2016.

NetInstall – Reverted to 10.11.3 due to netinstall issues with .4/.5 (nuke.nbi & sh)

AutoPKGR – no new packages, More clean up as we add new package versions.  Note info about Casper Patching as it is available.

Kaspersky – the /cores/core.nnn files fill of boot volumes issue was never resolved after several attempts to send logs we were not able to capture needed trace logs so issue remains. If anyone can get logs per and WHILE seeing the issue please send to Additional issues still exist with web integrity checking slowing down and crippling clients with no resolution.

Packaging – New Adobe Licensing will require new packages.  We will be able to create the new packages AFTER July 15, 2016.  Full Creative Cloud is 16+ gig. Considering deploying individual packages only with separate license package so can be shared across Beginning to work on other licensed packages for fall as new versions become available.


5) Proposed EndPoint Protection Standard – Billy Beaudoin OIT S&C- 15 min

OIT Security and Compliance is proposing a new EndPoint Protection rule and is looking for feedback and help with the suggested implementation document.
Proposed Standard –
Proposed Implementation –

6) WWDC Keynote Recap- 45 min

Overview of WWDC announcements. Discussion

7) Q&A – 15 min

You ask we try to answer

Next meeting:

MacTech – Tue. Aug 9, 2016 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 2:30-4:30 pm.

MacTech – 2nd Tuesday each month: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, 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.