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Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) at UVa

Status & Availability of Software & Support

Important Notes

[Mar. 23, 2018]

ITS support of Mac OS X 10.11 ends Aug. 1, 2018.

[May 11, 2016]

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection is now available for Mac OS X 10.11.

[March 29, 2016]

Safenet Token Software is now available for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. It is best to uninstall earlier versions prior to upgrading to El Capitan if possible.

This page outlines ITS’s support for, and testing of products and services against, Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).

Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) Support at UVa

Mac OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) is widely available and can be used with basic UVa Services such as wireless and email. Please see the list below for notes regarding use of specific ITS services with El Capitan.

ITS is recommending that users not install El Capitan on UVa machines until the services you need are listed as “Supported” in the table below. Status updates will be updated as test results are collected.

The support statement applies to software versions currently available from the UVa Software Gateway. Older versions of the same titles may need to be updated.
Status Notes
Adobe Reader Supported  
Alertus Desktop Alert Supported  
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Support Intall the latest version from UVA Software.
Firefox Supported  
Hive VMWare View Client Supported  
Home Directory Program Supported with exceptions The character ? cannot be used in the Eservices password with the Home Directory program. An alternative is to use the Finder Go menu to Connect to server.
Identity Finder Testing  
ITS Network Setup Tool Supported Some upgraded systems have login keychain corruption that prevents successful certificate installation. Delete and re-create the login keychain will solve the problem.
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Supported Supported with the latest version from UVA Software.
SafeNet Token Software (including hardware token) Supported Download the latest version from UVA Software
Symantec Endpoint Protection Supported Install version 12.1.6 from UVA Software
UVaCollab Supported  
Integrated System (IS)
Integrated System: Student Information System (SIS) Testing See for more support details.
Integrated System: HR/Finance Unsupported See for more support details.
Web Applications and Services
Faculty Web Server Supported  
Integrated System (HR/Finance & SIS) Unsupported  
Mailing Lists Supported  
MyGroups Supported  
NetBadge Supported  
Network Registration Supported  
Responsible Computing Tutorial for UVa Faculty & Staff Supported  
Personal Digital Certificates Supported Using the Network Setup Tool is the prefered way to get a personal digital certificate.
Proxy Service Supported  
Scan & Score Supported  
UVaAnywhere/MSN VPN Connections Supported  
Joint VPN Connections Supported Requires updated token drivers. This does not change the support status of any services protected by the Joint VPN, including IS, SIS.
Exchange OWA Calendar Supported  
UVa Box Cloud Storage Service Supported Box Sync may require upgrade to the latest version from Box.
WebMail (OWA, Gmail) Supported  

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