Oct 2016 – Mac Managers Meeting

Oct 2016 – Mac Managers Meeting

Oct, 19th 2016 – University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting

mac_mgrs_crowdThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1 PM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, Oct 19th, and we provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.

If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please your the Contact Us option.

SaintCon by James Reynolds – University of Utah

SaintCon is a computer security conference sponsored by the UtahSaint organization and is Oct 11th to Oct 14th.  James attended and will summarize the SaintCon activities and sessions he attended.  Some topics include: the badge, the competitions, Mobile Security, Phishing, Internet of Things security, Ransomware, Utah Law, and tin foil hats (NSA).

SaintCon Web SiteFor more information about SaintCon conference, see this web site:


To view archived presentation, click here.

Helping jamfHelp by Sam Forester – University of Utah

This presentation will cover Casper Suite’s UI alert window application called jamfHelper. It explores both general and nuanced usage of the program giving examples and explanations. There isn’t much documentation on jamfHelper so this presentation will help fill in the missing holes and show examples of implementations like running notifications on top of the login window and customization.


For more information about jamfHelper see the command line “JAMF Helper Helper Page”

sudo "/Library/Application Support/JAMF/bin/jamfHelper.app/Contents/MacOS/jamfHelper" -help


To view archived presentation, click here.

WiFi Explorer by Adrian Granados

WiFi Explorer is a Mac utility that allows you to scan, monitor, and troubleshoot wireless networks. It gathers configuration and capability information about all the networks it discovers and presents it on an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface. Information includes network name (SSID), BSSID, vendor, channel, band, security configuration, supported data rates, and much more. It supports 802.11b/g/n networks in the 2.4 GHz frequency band, as well as 802.11a/n/ac in the 5 GHz frequency band.

In this presentation Adrian will give a quick introduction to key aspects of 802.11 networks such as band, signal quality and interference, channel overlap, and how you can use WiFi Explorer to assess and troubleshoot wireless networks.


For more information about WiFi Explorer, see this web site:



To view archived presentation, click here.

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.
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