MacTech 09132022


MacTech Groups Agenda
Tue, Sep 13, 2022
2:30 to 4:30 pm
In person for  hands on  Room B16-B Hillsborough Building

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 MultiUser Workflow uses XCreds with local home directory  See
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-Jamf Pro Best Practices for Packagers – 9/22/2022 2:30-4:30 pm

OIT-Managing Apple Devices with Jamf Pro – 10/27/2022 2:30-4:30 pm

OIT-Advanced Apple Device  Management with Jamf Pro – 11/22/2022 2:00-5:00pm 

Local Based Commercial Training – 

JAMF Pro Training – 

Service Updates – 30 min 

Configuration Management  – Jamf Pro production is currently 10.40.1, test on nccloudtest is 10.41.0, and there is no current beta.   Please test 10.41 for a late Sep update to production.
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 94 titles and should be used to install and patch on macOS.

XCreds Project – Version 2.0 of XCreds is now in production with the XCreds Login support.  See:
All Sites should move away from NoLoAD as it will require an update to work beyond macOS 13 and is no longer in development. Use either XCreds(free) or Jamf Connect (buy licenses from UNC SO contract).
See and for implementation details.

Backup for Endpoints – The Crashplan  production service is at version
A new universal installer will be available with the next, rebranded release sometime before the end of 2022 and will adopt the Crashplan naming and installation paths.
For NEW installs only, use the package in JAMF is “NCSU-Campus-Code42_Crashplan-10.2.0-univ.pkg” The “NCSU-Campus-Install Code42CrashPlan License and Config.pkg” is required in the policy as before for new installs.  (Note this universal installer is one we fabricated by wrapping the 2 installers Crashplan provides with a postinstall that figures out the right one to use.)

Internet Recovery –
Also see:
No change

Software Packaging
Moving the packages not covered by Jamf Catalog to use Jamf Uploader instead of the JSSImporter.  JSSImporter is EOL and will cease to work in Oct 2022 when Jamf enforces the new OAuth requirements for the Jamf API.

AntiMalware –  DetectX Swift 1.0983 (universal) is still available. See   
For Sites that have paid for a Crowdstrike Falcon license use NCSU-OIT-Crowdstrike- for new installs.  Patching is done directly from the MCNC Crowdstike server.   Note that a PPPC configuration profile is needed for silent installation on devices with non-admin users.  See details at:

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  


Tech Short: iPad Kiosk Mode with Web Browsers – Scott Leonard, NCSU-DELTA – 15 min
Scott will present how Delta creates locked down,  iPad kiosks with Web Browsers like Safari and Chrome Discussion

New Apple Hardware and Software Update – Dave Anderson, Apple Sales Engineer – 60 min

 – All-new MacBook Air with M2 (Two hands-on for Twosday!)
– MacBook Pro 13” with M2 (Two hands-on for Twosday!)
Discussion of new Apple OS updates and features.  Hands on Demo with new M2 devices

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

Next meeting:
MacTech – Tue. Oct 11, 2022  In person/Zoom hybrid
MacTech – 2nd Tuesday each month: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
MacTech does not meet in July.
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