May 2019 – MacAdmins Meeting

May 2019 – MacAdmins Meeting

May 15th, 2019 – University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting


The 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 month’s meeting will be held on Wed, May 15th, 2019, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.

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Mosyle Business – By David Casteel, Cornerstone Technologies

Mosyle Business provides Apple mobile device management solutions to support technology teams deploying Apple devices, simplifying technology adoption and redesigning meaningful workflows to provide a brand-new experience when managing iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TVs devices. All while focusing on lowering the overall costs, scale the Apple deployment and achieve their IT management goals.

This presentation will cover the initial install and setup, Device Enrollment Program (DEP) configuration, an overview of interface and issues found during the initial install and the Pros and Cons of Mosyle Business management system.

About David Casteel
David grew up in Montana and moved to Salt Lake City just over 10 years ago. He has been involved in IT off and on for over 20 years including a couple of years stint in Apple retail at the Genius Bar. Before his current position of Network Operations Manager at Cornerstone Technologies, he spent about 3 years at a Utah MSP. David spends his free time exploring the valley with his wife and two girls, Lagoon being one of the frequent weekend spots.


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


GroundControl – By Aaron Freimark, GroundControl

GroundControl creates powerful automated solutions for managing mobile devices in modern enterprises. Specializing in Apple iPhone and iPad, our software helps regulated industries enhance their current MDM to maintain the highest standards for provisioning, asset management, privacy, and security.

Prepare your iOS devices in bulk, straight from the box, with literally zero taps. GroundControl will skip all setup screens; enroll in your MDM, update, and personalize multiple devices at once. Reduce 100 steps to 1 step. Easily create workflows once, and deploy anywhere in the world. Our Workflow Editor requires no coding and minimal expertise. Trigger anything — from iOS updates to full erase and re-provisioning — to run manually or automatically.

When deployments are very similar, but not identical, custom attributes allow you to create placeholders in your workflows for the campus, building, timezone, group, and user. This keeps workflows simple and scalable. There are no limits to the number of devices, users, administrators or workflows with GroundControl. Manage hundreds of locations and deploy in parallel anywhere around the globe.

About Aaron Freimark
Aaron Freimark, the founder, and CEO of GroundControl has three decades of experience managing Apple in the enterprise.

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


Packer – By James Reynold,  University of Utah, Biology

Packer is easy to use and automates the creation of any type of virtual machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images. James will discuss how Packer works and show a few packer templates for creating a Ubuntu Jamf server and Ubuntu desktop.

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


Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems and fixes.

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



The meeting will be held 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.
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