MacTech 06142022

MacTech Groups Agenda
Tue, Jun  14, 2022
2:30 to 4:30 pm

Announcements – 5 min 

OIT only supports macOS 11.6.7 or newer after Dec 31, 2022
Status page for services see
OIT Macintosh Support Web Site for updates.
Slack group #macintosh
Apple Sales: Paul & Sys Eng: Dave
Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products:
Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Applecare Coverage.
Antivirus for university owned devices –
Unity Macintosh MultiUser Workflow uses NoLoAD configuration with local home directory at /Users/$uid$
OIT supports only Apple branded Intel (intel64) and Apple Silicon(arm64) hardware for macOS and software. Only unmodified iOS/iPadOS/tvOS is supported.
Please remember to verify prices at with NC State Marketplace
Authorized NC State personnel wanting to get training and tools for Apple Certified Technician should request an invitation by opening a help desk ticket at Must login to GSX monthly!!
JAMF Pro Enterprise service, and for details
Required Jamf Pro Implementation of Endpoint Protection Standard –
JAMF Pro Cheat Sheet at for details on common configuration management tasks
JNUC 2022 – Everette will attend live –  NOTE there is a cheaper (not free) virtual option that avoids travel and lodging costs.
UNC CAUSE 2022  is in Charlotte –  If you are going, consider riding the train with us!

Training – 5 min

Virtual Quick Start Jamf Pro at NCSU course – 1 Hour – available by scheduling Everette at

Hands On only:

OIT-Managing Apple Devices with Jamf Pro – TBA

OIT-Jamf Pro Best Practices for Packagers – TBA 

OIT-Advanced Apple Device  Management with Jamf Pro – TBA 

CrashPlan for Sub-Org Administrators – Request 

Local Based Commercial Training – 

JAMF Pro Training – 

Service Updates – 20 min 

Configuration Management  -Jamf Pro production is currently 10.38.3, test on nccloudtest is 10.38.3, and there is no current beta.  Jamf Pro is the only approved Configuration Management system for macOS, iOS/iPadOS, and tvOS.  See

Patch Management
The Jamf App Catalog at now has 90 titles and should be used to install and patch on macOS.

Backup for Endpoints – The Code42  production service is at version 8.8.4.
For NEW installs only, use the package in JAMF is “NCSU-Campus-Install Code42-871.pkg” New installers will be created for version 10 due 2nd quarter 2022.. The “NCSU-Campus-Install Code42CrashPlan License and Config.pkg” is required in the policy as before for new installs.  

Internet Recovery –
Also see:
No change

Software Packaging
Maple, Matlab, Mathematica, SPSS, Stata and JMP have been updated to the latest versions available from OIT Software Licensing.

AntiMalware – No change.  DetectX Swift 1.0983 (universal) is still available and should be installed. See    

Apple School Manager – No change. REMINDER Make sure you *unassign* any devices you have sent to surplus.

Endpoint Protection Standard  – Required Jamf Pro Implementation of Endpoint Protection Standard is at  


Adobe application Distribution Update – 5 min
Jamf has now added App Installers for
Premiere Rush
Lightroom Classic
This finishes all the Adobe CC apps NCSU is licensed for.  Moving forward on macOS only,  OIT will package only an installer to convert the standard named user Adobe license to the NC State Shared Device license named:
This package will be updated quarterly and will contain the current version of the Adobe at packaging time.  The package will replace the existing package in Jamf Pro so in theory policies will not need to be changed.


Jamf Site Admin information update – 5 min
If you are an administrator in a Jamf Site please fill out the form above.
Thanks to those who already took care of the update. We still do not updated contact information for these sites:





















New Training & Certifications from Apple – Dave Andersen – 30 min
Apple Device Support
Apple Deployment and Management
These join existing: App Development with Swift Tutorials
Plus: WWDC22 Recap Q&A

New M2 Air and 13”MBP – 15 min

Q&A – 15 min
You ask we try to answer 

Next meeting: No MacTech in July!
MacTech – Tue. Aug 9, 2022  In person/Zoom hybrid
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MacTech does not meet in July.
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