MacTech 03132018

MacTech Groups Agenda
Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018
2:30 to 4:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.


  • Announcements – 5 min
    1. OIT only supports OS X 10.11.6 and macOS 10.13.3 or newer
    2. Status page for services see
    3. OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.
    4. Slack group #macintosh
    5. Apple Sales: Paul & Sys Eng: Dave
    6. macOS versions that shipped with Intel Hardware:
    7. Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products:
    8. Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Apple Care Coverage.
    9. Antivirus for university owned devices –
    10. Unity Macintosh Workflow uses Active Directory configuration with local home directory at /Users/$uid$
    11. OIT supports only Apple, Intel (i386) hardware for Mac OS and software. Only unmodified iOS is supported.
    12. Please remember to check prices at to verify best price with NC State Marketplace
    13. Authorized NC State personnel wanting to get training and tools for Apple Certified Technician should request invitation by opening a help desk ticket at  Must login to GSX  monthly!!
    14. UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)
    15. JAMF Pro Enterprise service, and for details
    16. Endpoint Protection Standard Draft
  1. Training Needs – 5 min
    1. OIT-Managing OS X with Jamf Pro – Request –
    2. OIT-Casper Best Practices for Packagers – Request –
    3. OIT-Advanced OS X Management with Jamf Pro – Request –
    4. CrashPlan for Sub-Org Administrators – Request –
    5. Local Based Commercial Training –
    6. JAMF Pro Training –
  2. Service Updates- 10 min
    1. Jamf Pro – V 10.2.2 released Mar 8, 2018 and available on
      JDS will be removed in the second half of 2018. Asking Jamf if we should wait for 10.3.0 (now in beta 2)
      Service Now Plugin for JAMF Pro partially working in SNow Dev but waiting on update to support Service Now Jakarta.
    2. CrashPlan -Code42 forcing V6.5.x upgrade by May 2018. Will upgrade in place with automatic client update as in past but not move to SSO due to changes to ldap support.
    3. NetInstall – is being removed from macOS server.  Apple pushing Internet Reinstall, DEP and VPP.
    4. AutoPKGR – Has issue with Jamf Pro v10 that requires manual PKG upload but working on this with Jamf and the original author.  JSS Importer 1.0.4 is out but has issue with JDS and all cloud DPs.
    5. Antivirus – New version is available. NCSU-Campus-MSSCEP-Mac_4.5.32.0.pkg at
    6. DEP/VPP/Apple School – Planning move to Apple School Manager Spring 2018.
    7. Endpoint Protection – Approved by CAS but not time line.
      Draft “BluePrint for macOS Endpoint Protection” (,  Also looking at creating Service Now “Endpoint Compliance” report for all points of the standard.
  3. Jamf Pro 10.2.2 testing and move to production- 10 min
    Jamf Pro version 10.2.0 is now available for testing on  We will be moving to JCDS master when Jamf is comfortable as the JDS is EOL. We are working with Jamf on best path to sync JDS to JCDS one final time.  Release notes at’s_New_in_This_Release.html  Note that the 2 issues fixed in 10.2.2 were actually discovered in 10.2.0 and do not affect us at version 10.0.0.  This is why we are in discussion with Jamf about upgrading or waiting for 10.3.0 now in beta 2.
  4. macOS Granuliar Profiles for Testing – 5 min
    There is a new NCSU GitHub repo with the granular profiles for macOS configuration we have talked about before.  These should be TESTED thoroughly before use
  5. New User Approved MDM is coming too
  6. Q&A – 15 min
    You ask we try to answer

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