MacTech 04102018

MacTech Groups Agenda
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
2:30 to 4:30 — Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

  1. Announcements – 5 min
    • OIT only supports OS X 10.11.6 and macOS 10.13.3 or newer
    • Status page for services see
    • OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.
    • Slack group #macintosh
    • Apple Sales: Paul & Sys Eng: Dave
    • macOS 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.
    • Antivirus for university owned devices –
    • 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 training and tools for Apple Certified Technician should request invitation by opening a help desk ticket at  Must login to GSX  monthly!!
    • UNC Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI)
    • JAMF Pro Enterprise service, and for details
  1. Apple Security Update with Nina Kominiak and iMac Pro- 5 min
    Wed Apr 11, 2018  from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm in Hillsborough B3.  This will be an opportunity to hear Apple’s take on security and ask questions about FileVault, APFS, hardware based encryption in macOS devices, User Approved MDM, User Approved Kernel Extensions and how Apple sees Enterprise managing these. There will be a new iMac Pro on hand to check out as it already has the new hardware encryption. Please join us tomorrow. Discussion
  2. Meet the New Apple System Engineer – Dave Andersen – 10 min
    Dave will finally be able to join us for introductions and to get to know everyone.  Apple’s area Systems Engineers are available to help with pre-sales questions, do technology introductions and provide information on all Apple products.
  3. New Options for Apple Procurement/Leasing- Paul Petrogeorge – 30 min

    The Apple Education Sales Rep will discuss a new program for Procurement/Leasing that should help folks reduce cost of life cycling Apple equipment. Discussion
  4. Move Apple DEP and VPP service to Apple School Manager – 5 min Discussion
  5. Training Needs – 5 min
    • OIT-Managing OS X with Jamf Pro – Request –
    • OIT-Casper Best Practices for Packagers – Request –
    • OIT-Advanced OS X Management with Jamf Pro – Request –
    • CrashPlan for Sub-Org Administrators – Request –
    • Local Based Commercial Training –
    • JAMF Pro Training –
  1. Service Updates – 10 min
    • Jamf Pro – V 10.3.0 available on will update to 10.3.0Maint1 when available.
      JDS will be removed in the second half of 2018 and access to configuration is by direct url only in 10.4b1.  USWCA is weighing benefit of moving to JCDS master post 10.4.0.
      Service Now Plugin for JAMF Pro partially working in SNow Dev but waiting on update to support Service Now Jakarta.
    • CrashPlan -Code42 forcing V6.5.x upgrade complete.
    • NetInstall – OIT is freezing the netinstall service due to Apple moving to Internet Recovery – (Command-Option-R)
    • AutoPKGR – OIT has downgraded AutoPkgR to 0.54 and some package uploads are working but others still require manual upload.  The AutoPkgR community is waiting on Jamf to provide true API.
    • Antivirus – MSSCEP is available for university owned macOS devices.
    • DEP/VPP/Apple School – Planning move to Apple School Manager Spring 2018.
  1. Endpoint Protection Standard Final – 10 min
    Final draft of proposed Standard is at:
    and the Implementation Plan final draft is at:
    Everette’s Draft “BluePrint for macOS Endpoint Protection” (,  Also looking at creating Service Now “Endpoint Compliance” report for all points of the standard.
  2. New Apple TV Software- 5 min
    Links for some new software for Apple TV written  by OIT-OCC-OT.
    PackTV –
    WolfBytesTV –
    ConfBoard –
  3. Q&A – 15 min
    You ask we try to answer

Next meeting:

MacPolicy – Tue. May 8, 2018 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 1:30-2:30 pm.

MacTech – Tue. May 8, 2018 in Room B16-B Hillsborough from 2:30-4:30 pm.

MacPolicy – 2nd Tuesday each quarter in Feb, May, Aug, Nov.

MacTech – 2nd Tuesday each month: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

MacPolicy and MacTech will not meet in July.

Meetings usually held in B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

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