MacTech 01102017

MacTech Group Agenda

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2:30 to 4:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

1) Announcements – 5 min

  • OIT only supports OS X 10.11.6 and macOS 10.12 or newer
  • Status page for services see
  • OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.
  • Slack group #macintosh
  • Apple Sales Rep: Paul & System Eng: Francis
  • macOS and OS X versions that shipped with Intel Hardware:
  • Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products:
  • Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Apple Care Coverage with purchase info.
  • Antivirus for campus –
  • Unity Macintosh Workflow uses Active Directory configuration with local home directory at /Users/$uid$
  • OIT supports only Apple, Intel (i386) hardware for Mac OS and software. Only unmodified iOS is supported.
  • Please remember to check prices at to verify best price with NC State Marketplace
  • 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 monthly to keep!!
  • UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)
  • Casper Suite Enterprise service, and for details

2) Training Needs??- 5 min

  • Secure Your iOS Devices (iPhone and iPad) – Wed May 17, 2017 AFH-106-OIT-Multipurpose Room
    and Fri, Mar 3 from 12-1:30pm see
  • OIT-Managing OS X with Casper Suite – Request
  • OIT-Casper Best Practices for Packagers – Request
  • OIT-Advanced OS X Management with Casper – Request
  • Local Based Commercial Training

3) Service Updates- 20 min

Casper – Upgrade to Jamf Pro (Casper) 9.97.1482356336 Wed Jan 18, 2017. Many bug fixes

CrashPlan -Upgrading to server 5.4 on Jan 25, 2017.

NetInstall – nuke.nbi/sh is macOS 10.12.2. 10.11.3 set (nuke10113.nbi & sh). are still available if needed.

AutoPKGR – no new packages. Planning move to Casper Patching with version 10.  Issue with macOS 10.12 compatibility still.

Antivirus -Kaspersky contract expires ~ end of Feb 2017. No antivirus for non-university devices. Univ-Owned should
use: NCSU-Campus-System Center Endpoint Protection for macOS Installer.pkg at

DEP/VPP/Apple School – still waiting for Apple School Manger to come out of beta before updating.

4) New Standard for Endpoint Protection- 20 min

Everette is working on a practical document to help  macOS deployments meet the standard coming for endpoint protection.  The document will cover standard operating procedure for Authentication, Host-based firewall, Network Encryption, Web reputation scanning, File Integrity Monitoring, Full Disk Encryption, Anti-malware, Antivirus, Inventory, and Application Control.

Review of document in meeting.  Need help on software for web reputation. – Discussion

5) Q&A – 15 min

You ask we try to answer

Next meeting:

MacTech – Tue. Feb 14, 2017 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 2:30-4:30 pm.

MacPolicy – Tue. Feb 14, 2017 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 1:30-2:30 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, Sep, Nov.

Neither MacPolicy or MacTech will not meet in July.  Meetings usually held in B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

Please mark your calendar.