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MacTech Groups Agenda
Tuesday, Jun 11, 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
  • NOTE: No MacTech meeting in July!

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 – Request

CrashPlan for Sub-Org Administrators – Request –

Local Based Commercial Training –

JAMF Pro Training –


Service Updates – 15 min

Configuration Management  – Jamf Pro 10.11.1 is production.

— Jamf Pro 10.12 is now available for test on

Release notes:’s_New.html

— NOTE that Jamf Imaging is End of Life – “Due to recent improvements in macOS security, hardware, management, and deployment, the Jamf Imaging app will not be notarized or receive further feature updates.”

— Also, have tested Jamf Connect with Google Identity and it works.  

CommunityPatch – No change.  PLEASE TEST in!!

CrashPlan – Move to version 6.8.8, requirement of <unityId> as username, and change of Roles to use standard roles is complete.  Working toward move to full cloud hosting by end of June 2019.

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.  Also manually working on Adobe Packages, MatLab Packages and package to name macOS devices for Prestage and startosinstall deployment.

AntiMalware– MSSCEP is End Of Life by Microsoft and should be removed.   DetectX Swift is now available and should be installed see

Sensitive Data Discovery – NCSU-Campus-SpirionIdentityFinder1054.pkg

Apple School Manager – No changes or updates

AppleCare for Enterprise update – AppleCare for Enterprise is on hold pending Apple being able to add to MarketPlace

Endpoint Protection Standard – REMINDER Phase 1 deadline is June 30m 2019
See Jamf Pro Cheat Sheet at

New Adobe Packages for Shared Devices – 5 min

OIT Licensing has arbitrarily provided a set of 6 packages for Adobe CC 2019 (20.x) under the new license as follows:

a) Basic — Bridge, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop

b) Audio-Visual — After Effects,  Audition,  Media Encoder, Prelude, Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush

c) Misc — Animate, Character Animator, Dreamweaver, Lightroom Classic, XD

d) Shared Device License – These are Unit and Location Specific

e) Acrobat Pro Named Only – No device licenses available yet

f) Uninstaller – tries to remove every single Adobe Product

We are working on packaging for Jamf Pro but the provided packages are 1) not signed, 2) not flat, and 3) named only.  New shared device licenses are complicated and will require each group to have their own license installer (there are 18).  Discussion

WWDC 2019 Recap – 10 min

Hardware – New MacPro and iPod Touch. 

Software – iPad OS, Significant Security changes in macOS. Discussion.

Jamf Pro Feedback Session – 60 min
Stacey Behlmer, Senior Enterprise Customer Success Manager


Q&A – 15 min

You ask we try to answer


Next meeting:

MacTech – Tue. Aug 13, 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.

Meetings usually held in B16-B Hillsborough Bld.

Please mark your calendar.