October 2020 – MacAdmins Meeting

October 2020 – MacAdmins Meeting

October 21st, 2020 – 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, October 21st, 2020 at 11 AM MT and we will 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 use the Contact Us option.

Presentation Mode – By Dan K. Snelson, The Church of LDS

Help your users have successful presentations with a Jamf Pro Self Service policy that temporarily extends screensaver password timeouts, computer sleep options, and automatic policy executions, then automatically restore approved security settings after a configurable duration.

 About Dan K. Snelson

Dan K. Snelson is a senior system engineer with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with more than 20 years of experience in Enterprise Mobility Management. Dan has multiple Apple and Jamf certifications and has presented at JNUC 2017, How to: Extension Attributes,  JNUC 2019, Your Internal Beta Test Program: Opt-in / Opt-out via Self Service, and JNUC 2020, Jamf Pro Policy Editor Lite.

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

Going to 11, Our Jamf Onboarding Process – ByTopher Nadauld, Marriott Library

The Marriott Library received $1.4 million of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act funding to expand its successful student technology lending program. While the library has been lending laptops to students for years now, the onset of the Coronavirus and the subsequent closing of campus in March 2020. Because of the CARES funding, the library will be able to circulate well over 1,200 laptops and over 200 wifi devices to students during the fall semester.

We were challenged with onboarding 350 new MacBook Pros and upgrading our approximately 200 existing laptops that would be used by students for remote education & software.

Spinal Tap Amps

Using a series of tools like Jamf Pro, NoMAD Login, DEPNotify, and few new custom scripts we were able to provide systems to students in record time. Topher will present and discuss our onboarding processes and tools that we have implemented.

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

Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems, and fixes.


Due to the coronavirus (aka Covid-19) crisis, this meeting will not be meeting in person but will currently be done virtually using Zoom video communications architecture.

With Zoom we will implement the following security best practices:
  • Require a Password to Join This meeting will require a password to join the meeting. Information will be emailed via a campus internal lists, but if you are external and want to attend the meeting, please use the contact us form to receive details. Else, the archive of the meeting will be available 2-3 days after the live meeting.

    • Waiting Room When joining the meeting you will be placed in the Waiting Room by default and the hosts will give you access to the live meeting.

  • Miscellaneous We will also implement other settings and safeguards to secure the meeting.

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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