MacTech 04092019

MacTech Groups Agenda
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
2:30 to 4:30 pm
Room B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

Announcements – 5 min

  • OIT only supports macOS 10.13.6 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
  • JNUC 2019

Training – 5 min

OIT-iOS Mobile Device Security  – TBA

OIT-Managing Apple Devices with Jamf Pro – Request –

OIT-Jamf Pro Best Practices for Packagers – Request –

OIT-Advanced OS X Management with Jamf Pro – April 15, 2019

CrashPlan for Sub-Org Administrators – Request –

Local Based Commercial Training –

JAMF Pro Training –


Service Updates – 15 min

Configuration Management  – Jamf Pro V 10.11.1 update will be done Wed Apr 10, 2019 between 1800 and 2345.  Release notes at We will also clear the MDM command queue of commands that are orphaned and can never be services.  The issue with orphaned MDM commands is fixed with the upgrade so, hopefully this will be the last time we need to clear.

Jamf Pro 10.12 is now in beta

CommunityPatch – server version 2 is stable.  Have added some authors to nccloudtest.  PLEASE TEST!

CrashPlan – Getting ready to update to version 6.8.7 and require <unityId> as username.

Internet Recovery – Command-Option-R to install latest version for hardware or Command-R to install currently installed version.

Software Packaging – autopkg-conductor is installed and working but still have to manually upload some packages. Some movement on JSS-Importer betas but until we see movement on proper API will be limited.  The enhancement was set as “planned” in Aug 2018

AntiMalware– MSSCEP is End Of Life by Microsoft and should be removed.   There is a removal script in Jamf Pro named “Uninstall MS System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for Mac” at  

DetectX Swift is now available and should be installed using the following two packages:

NCSU-Campus-DetectX_Swiftxxxx.pkg (were xxxx is a version number currently 1085)


For full details see

Be aware of CVE-2019-9146 a Zero Day on Google Chrome

Sensitive Data Discovery – No change. NCSU-Campus-SpirionIdentityFinder1054.pkg

Apple School Manager – No changes or updates

Removing MCX Configuration from JAMF Pro – 10 min

We need to remove all MCX Configurations from Jamf Pro.

Jamf removed support for MCX settings (MacOS X Managed Preferences) several versions ago. still has 23 active MCX Settings for NCSU.  There is no GUI for these and they must be removed using the API at  These may still be applying to in some cases.  Removing the configuration will not change the setting on the devices but profiles should be created and used going forward. Unless otherwise arranged with these will be removed on Tue Apr 10, 2019 about 1630.


Interest in AppleCare for Enterprise update – 10 min

Apple offers AppleCare for Enterprise which provides less expensive 3 year warranty with on site repair, 24/7 enterprise support, and more. Unfortunately we do not qualify for Tier 2 pricing as originally thought.  The Tier 1 cost is $175 per unit for 3yr AppleCare Enterprise. Macs are normally ~$160 – $280 for normal AppleCare+. iPads/iPhones normally can not get 3 year coverage but 2 year is $69 or 34.50 per year or theoretically ~$103.50 for 3 years.  So far we are not able to get AppleCare for Enterprise added to NCSU Market Place so we would have to special order it.  Are we still interested?? Discussion


Campus Event: Supporting eduroam & Network Security with MDM April 18, 2019 – 10 min


James Garringer, Apple Consulting Engineer


 Security and identity management

 Eduroam deployment and implications: iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS

 Networking implications of zero-touch configuration management

 Other network-related considerations e.g. Content Caching

 Wireless network design considerations to enable support for simultaneous streaming in all academic classrooms

Best practices for iOS-based QoS, roaming



Location Avent Ferry Basement Room 106

Please RSVP:

Apple Devices not purchased from Market Place – 5 min

Apple devices that are purchased from convenience contracts (iphones, etc) will not automatically be available for Configuration Management.  Each vendor has requirements and my charge to release the serial numbers to  Discussion.

macOS 10.14: Whats New – 10 min Discussion.

Q&A – 15 min

You ask we try to answer


Next meeting:

MacTech – Tue. May 14, 2019 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

MacTech dos not meet in July.

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