Aug 2017 – MacAdmins Meeting

Aug 2017 – MacAdmins Meeting

Aug 16th 2017 – University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting

mac_mgrs_crowdThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, Aug 16th 2017, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.

Note – The Marriott Library West Entrance will be closed August 16, 17, and 18 for construction. The walk off grate is being replaced during this time and traffic through the vestibule will be closed. The Level 3 will be the public entrance during this closure and to attend this campus meeting. Sorry for the inconvience.

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What’s New  – By Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library, University of Utah

This presentation will cover new information pertaining to Apple administration including operating system & application updates, security, hardware support & how-to’s and other notables.


  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.

Creative Cloud Packager AutoPkg Recipes – By Patrick Fergus, Meredith Corporation

Creative Cloud Packager is a tool from Adobe that enables administrators to package all Creative Cloud applications and updates, or a customized subset. Creative Cloud Packager enables you, the MacAdmin, to maintain control of how Creative Cloud applications (and feature updates) are installed. You can tailor the Creative Cloud packages to meet the needs of your team. For example you can package Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for some team members, and then provide all of the video production tools to others.  But, creating packages with Creative Cloud Packager can be a lot of work.

This presentation will cover how to automate that work away with AutoPkg! AutoPkg is an automation framework for macOS software packaging and distribution, oriented towards the tasks one would normally perform manually to prepare third-party software for mass deployment to managed clients.

Patrick Fergus is a Mac Systems Administrator at Meredith Corporation, home of Better Homes and Gardens. When not staring at glowing rectangles, he’d rather be smoking pork shoulders and traveling with his family.


  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.


Apple Enterprise Deployment & Management – By John Daley, Apple

This presentation is intended to cover the key technologies for deployment and management devices at scale. It provides information about recent updates that enhance deploying and supporting iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac computers in a large-scale organization.

Learn how Apple helps enterprises get devices into the hands of users quickly and easily, regardless of deployment model. And how Apple enables IT with the tools for complete control for any size deployment.

John Daley is the Apple Field Systems Engineer serving Higher Education in Utah. John has served Higher Education, Large Enterprise and the Federal Government with roles at Dell and Quest Software.


Note – Due to Apple policy this presentation was not live broadcasted or recorded. So, sorry no archive will be available.

Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems and fixes.


Note, due to scheduling conflicts with our usual meeting location, we will be meeting at the Marriott Library room 1705A located inside the Faculty Center located north of Mom’s Cafe.

For directions to the University of Utah monthly Mac Managers Meetings see the following web page.


Archive & Live Presentation(s)

  • A live broadcast of the presentations will be available from this web page.
  • Archives of the presentations will be available from this web page.
mac managers streams web page
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