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 jamfcloud.com services see http://status.jamfsoftware.com
OIT Macintosh Support Web Site go.ncsu.edu/mac for updates.
Slack group ncstateit.slack.com #macintosh
Apple Sales: Paul Petrogeorgefirstname.lastname@example.org & Sys Eng: Dave Andersenemail@example.com
Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products: support.apple.com/kb/HT1752
Apple Education Support Line 800-800-2775 use this number only. Always verify Applecare Coverage.
Antivirus for university owned devices – go.ncsu.edu/antivirus
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 www.apple.com/education/pricelists/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Must login to GSX monthly!!
JAMF Pro Enterprise service go.ncsu.edu/jamf, go.ncsu.edu/jamfinfo and go.ncsu.edu/uwc for details
Required Jamf Pro Implementation of Endpoint Protection Standard – go.ncsu.edu/jamfeps
JAMF Pro Cheat Sheet at go.ncsu.edu/jamfcheat for details on common configuration management tasks
JNUC 2022 – Everette will attend live – https://www.jamf.com/events/jamf-nation-user-conference/2022/ NOTE there is a cheaper (not free) virtual option that avoids travel and lodging costs.
UNC CAUSE 2022 is in Charlotte – 2022.unccause.org. 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 calendly.com/ncsuega
Hands On only:
OIT-Managing Apple Devices with Jamf Pro – TBA
OIT-Jamf Pro Best Practices for Packagers – TBA reporter.ncsu.edu/link/instanceview?courseID=OIT-JPro03-JPro03&deptName=OIT&instanceID=000006
OIT-Advanced Apple Device Management with Jamf Pro – TBA
CrashPlan for Sub-Org Administrators – Request reporter.ncsu.edu/link/courseview?courseID=OIT-CPlan1-CPlan1&deptName=OIT
Local Based Commercial Training – training.computertree.com/course/
JAMF Pro Training – www.jamf.com/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 oit.ncsu.edu/it-security/eps-implementation/config-mgt-systems/
Patch Management –
The Jamf App Catalog at docs.jamf.com/jamf-app-catalog/Jamf_App_Catalog.html 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 – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204904.
Also see: https://mrmacintosh.com/restore-macos-firmware-on-an-apple-silicon-mac-boot-to-dfu-mode/
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 oit.ncsu.edu/help-support/apple/jamf-pro/detectx-setup-in-jamf-pro/
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 go.ncsu.edu/jamfeps
Adobe application Distribution Update – 5 min
Jamf has now added App Installers for
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: NCSU-Campus-SDLicense_Only.pkg.zip
This package will be updated quarterly and will contain the current version of the Adobe Desktop.app 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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