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Big Changes coming to CNS Mac Labs

With the efforts to Move all of our Authentication services to Active Directory, I am going to be creating a new image that is going to be deployed to CNS E201, E202, E204, and E210. I have inventoried all of the systems and I have a comprehensive list of all of the softwares that are installed. I am planning on having all of these labs imaged exactly the same with all of the softwares available in all of the labs.This will create a nice consistency so our students, and faculty will find a consistent experience across the board no matter what classroom they are in at any time.

Also, with Active Directory Authentication, we will be one more step closer to deploying our print management system, Paper Cut. This will be a huge money saving move for the University by controlling some of the printing waste that we have been witnessing around campus.

All of these Macs will be imaged with 10.11.X (El Capitan). I have installed the latest version of the softwares that are compatible with 10.11.X that we currently have licenses to have. Im sure there will be some bugs to work out but as always, please report them to 3900 and we will work to find a fix a quickly as quickly as possible.

Spring Break 2016 Updates to CNS E204 and E210

March 16, 2016

In efforts to try to keep the old computers in CNS E204 and E210 somewhat functional, I have installed the latest version of Google Chrome and made it the default browser on the Lab User account.  I had to do this since 10.6.8 is no longer supported with Java, Flash or other OS updates.  Chrome is the only browser that will work on most internet sites without getting any errors due to outdated SSL certificates or outdated plugins.  While in these rooms, we also installed the latest updates to Microsoft office 2011 and cleaned up the desktops by placing all of the desktop files into one folder. Xcode was also installed but since Apple make Xcode OS specific, it is an older version so be careful creating work on these computers.

These rooms will need to be upgraded over the summer to a newer OS to support newer softwares and internet protocols.