MBiL Service 2015 Beta Build – released!

Release of MBiL Service 2015 Beta Build

The Yosemite image is now available.

What you need to do

Put in a case to it.services@lboro.ac.uk requesting access to the Beta image and provide the OSX computer name you will use. We will then be able to ensure all policies are applied to your beta image.

Please ensure you delete the computer record in Casper JSS after netbooting but before imaging so that you can use the self-service app to netboot but have a fresh computer record in the JSS.

Select the configuration called “[Single] 2015 MbiL OSX Beta”.

This binds to the AD OU “MBil-2015-Beta”.

This Yosemite configuration is only supported when you netboot using the “Netboot for Yosemite” image.  You will find this in self-service under service configuration and the Featured page.


Unfortunately there are problems we are still encountering with either Capser 9.72 or Yosemite or both.  We have therefore released a configuration without some core applications which are currently breaking the enrolment into the Casper JSS. We have several cases in with JAMF and Jigsaw to help resolve this as quickly as possible.

This configuration includes:

Yosemite core image 10.10.3

Core apps:

  • EFI Print Messenger
  • Google chrome 43-0-2357-81
  • Microsoft office 2011 (updated)
  • Numbers 3-5-3
  • Pages 5-5-3
  • Safari configuration
  • Silverlight 5-1
  • Symbola Font
  • Text Wrangler

The following are also included but haven’t changed since last year:

  • Hide Folders
  • LU TimeServer
  • Core Dock
  • Mouse Settings
  • Dashboard settings
  • Desktop settings
  • Language and input settings


The beta testing period will continue until the end of June and the final build will be released in July.

Can I get more information and help:

Contact the IT Service Desk via IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk or on extension 222333.