MacPolicy 05092017

MacPolicy Group Agenda
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
1:30 to 2:30 — 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.
  • The next Apple bulk buy February 17, 2017
  • 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)
  • Jamf Pro Enterprise service, and for details

2)  JAMF Pro License Update- 10 min

UNC GA is still working on the contract language with JAMF.  NCSU OIT has purchased new licenses to support 5,601 macOS and 1,560 iOS devices from May 1, 2017- Nov 1, 2018.  Currently we have roughly 3900 macOS and 807 iOS giving room to grow.  This means that OIT **might** not have to bill for Jamf Pro  Licenses in Nov 2017.  Will be testing for 9.98 update in next 2 weeks.


3) CPI Bulk Buy for May 2017- 5 min
We are in the process of an Apple Bulk Buy for May 2017.  Issues or needs?


4) Malware Bytes Compliance – 15 min
Several (~147) macOS devices show has having Malware Bytes software installed. We need to make sure that all have legal licenses.  Discussion
5) Q&A – 10 min

You ask we try to answer

Next meeting:

MacPolicy – Tue. Sep 10, 2017 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, Sep, Nov.

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

Please mark your calendar.