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MacOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra (10.13.x) released to the public on September 25, 2017 and may now be installed on most college-owned Macs. This page will be updated as new developments arise.

As with all operating system upgrades, there are potential issues of compatibility with applications and services. If you have a question as to whether an application you are using will be compatible with Sierra, please check with the Helpdesk or with the application vendor.
 


Current Known Issues & Areas of Concern

  1. Active Directory: Macs upgraded to macOS High Sierra aren’t working correctly with Active Directory(AD). ITS staff aren’t being made admins by group, despite it being specified. Not all AD functions are broken; new users are able to log onto a machine. It seems the remedy is to re-bind the computer to AD. Need to test with native High Sierra computers.
  2. Matlab Compatibility: Versions of Matlab below R2017b are not supported on High Sierra. Current version on campus is R2017a.
  3. If upgrading from macOS 10.11 or earlier, please see macOS Sierra information page.

 

Resolved Issues

  1. Disk Utility: With the initial release of High Sierra there was an issue with Disk Utility and APFS for encrypted disks. This has been resolved with a macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update from the App Store updates page. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208168
  2. Root vulnerability: Root access could be gained with no password in the initial release of macOS High Sierra - this has been resolved.

 

Learning Resources



last updated 7/13/2018 -- use http://go/highsierra/ to visit again, easily

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