Mac OS 10.15 Catalina update:
Apple released Mac OS 10.15 Catalina earlier this week as a free download from the App Store. SAS IT recommends NOT upgrading to Catalina at this time as we would like to thoroughly test it for a month or two before moving forward with any upgrades.
Some major changes in Catalina include the dropping of support for 32-bit applications. Older 32-bit applications will no longer work if they haven’t been upgraded to 64-bit versions.
Mac OS Updates -
All updates are now automatically installed from the SAS-IT Mac server. To configure your Mac to receive automatic updates, Please contact your departments Unit Computing Manager
Download the latest Mac OS Ricoh drivers for our Ricoh copiers. For OS 10.9-10.14
Download Cisco AMP Antivirius for SAS Macs
LDAP fix- a quick script to reconfigure ldap to work with the University's updated LDAP servers. These will be going live on 6/21/2016
The latest DeployStudio NetBoot set for OS 10.11.2 is available here- DeployStudioRuntimeHD.dmg
Download the dmg and use Apple's Disk Utility program (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility) to restore the image to a USB key to create a bootable drive that will connect to our Deploystudio server for Mac OS imaging.
NetBoot Script- Run this to access the NetBoot server across subnets. Mac hardware ranging from old Mac Pros to 2015 Macbook pros have NetBoot images available from macdc.sas.rutgers.edu. If you have Mac hardware that will not boot from this script, email to have an appropriate Netboot set created. Once a Mac is rebooted it will be running the DeployStudio runtime software. Choose "Restore Master on Volume" option to reimage the machine. 2015_iMac_image and MacBook_Pro_2015_pcie support the latest hardware.
Ricoh copiers and some HPs do require printer filters to be installed locally for printing to function. Run this script to install the needed packages- http://sasdeploy.rutgers.edu/mac/ricoh-drivers.zip for 10.8-10.14 and http://sasdeploy.rutgers.edu/mac/ricoh-drivers-10.7.zip for 10.7
LDAP Authentication: This script will configure Macs for authentication through the University's LDAP servers- Rutgers ldap script
addthunderbird v3 script- This is for adding an RU Connect account to Thunderbird. This script will also hide the the users old Zimbra account. If you need to revert to the previous profile, copy prefs.js.bak to prefs.js. In some cases you may need to manually delete the Zimbra smtp server from Outgoing Servers, under Tools, Account Settings.
addexchangeaccount script- This is for adding an RU Connect account to the Mac Mail application. Since Mac Mail is an Exchage client, it will also set up Calendars and Contacts. It does not remove the old Zimbra account which will need to be done manually, under Internet Accounts located in System Preferences.
Mac OS 10 tips PowerPoint slide show- http://sas-it.rutgers.edu/dmdocuments/mac/osx.zip