Hey Mac Admins! Our meeting is coming up this Friday, and we have some exciting content planned. But before we start, I want to reach out to this group - what questions do you have that you would like answered?
@rocketman To add to @newvisions It would also be great to discuss potential software issues/changes that admins are currently facing with Big Sur, like setting up Sophos, any potential cert changes we should be aware if we're setting up a VPN, and how software updates should be configured. Things like that.
What about topics such as:
- customizing the user experience such as dock management, finder settings, desktop or login window settings that still work or can be customized today.
- things with system preferences > security and privacy to be aware of in Big Sur.
- macadmin scripts/tools/apps to help every day Mac Admins
@jmitchell74 and @newvisions Those are great topics, and will probably be best to have a discussion about. I've worked with Crowdstrike personally, and I know some of the earlier versions crashed Big Sur (literally, you had to boot into safe mode and remove it). We had to upgrade to 6.12, which required a System Extension, which you HAD to get from Crowdstrike and HAD to be signed with an Apple Developer Account. So my workflow for that one is:
I haven't tested Sophos yet, but I'm sure someone else has. Big Sur has definitely been a Big Pain - and I'd love to hear all the challenges people are facing, and workaround they have found.
@matin Those are some good topics! I honestly don't like to do much with customizing the dock/finder for my users. I've found a lot of these things to be inconsistent and change a lot for macOS versions. Chad and I will be prepared to share some of the main scripts we use for our clients.