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macOS High Sierra (v10.13) at Stanford

Obtaining macOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra (version 10.13) is scheduled for release on September 25, 2017. As with previous releases the software is available for download at the Mac App Store. The update to macOS Sierra is free.

For more information on the new OS, please visit Apple's new macOS High Sierra page.

Software compatibility

You are encouraged to read this section in full to make sure the software you need to use is compatible with macOS High Sierra before upgrading. This section will be updated frequently, so please check back often in the first few weeks following macOS High Sierra's release. See the  RoaringApps site  for a longer list of applications.

Warning about OpenAFS: If you are using OpenAFS for any version of macOS prior to 10.13 High Sierra you MUST uninstall OpenAFS before upgrading your Mac to macOS High Sierra. See footnote 2 in the table below.

Software Description High Sierra Compatibility
BigFix Client The latest BigFix client available is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible
Box Sync Client The Box Sync Client is now compatible with the Apple File System (APFS). Compatible
Code 42/CrashPlan1 Code42/CrashPlan is compatible with macOS High Sierra. However, installing Code42/CrashPlan after upgrading to macOS High Sierra requires the user to approve a system extension within 30 minutes of installation. See footnote 1. Compatible
Fetch The latest version of Fetch is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible
Google Drive Google Drive File Stream, which replaces the Google Drive sync client, supports the Apple File System (APFS) and is compatible with macOS Hight Sierra. Compatible
Jabber Jabber is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible
Kerberos Commander The latest version of Kerberos Commander is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible
LelandSSH The latest version of LelandSSH is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible
Microsoft Office 2016 Office 2016 for Mac is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible
OneDrive for Business OneDrive for Business is now compatible with the Apple File System (APFS). Compatible
OpenAFS2

AuriStorFS, which replaces OpenAFS on macOS  v10.13, is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Be sure to uninstall any previous versions of OpenAFS before upgrading to macOS High Sierra. See footnote 2.

Compatible
Stanford Anti-Malware (SCEP)1 Stanford Anti-Malware is compatible with macOS  High Sierra. However, installing SCEP after upgrading to macOS High Sierra requires the user to approve a system extension within 30 minutes of installation. See footnote 1. Compatible
Stanford Desktop Tools (SDT) The latest version of SDT is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible
Stanford Network Registration Tool (SNRT) SNRT, which is used during the Stanford Network Self-Registration process, is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible
Stanford Software Removal Tool The Stanford Software Removal Tool is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible
Stanford Whole Disk Encryption (SWDE) macOS High Sierra is supported in SWDE through FileVault2, the native whole disk encryption feature. Compatible
VLRE VLRE users who upgrade to macOS High Sierra need to install the latest version of VLRE (version 1.1) in order to maintain device compliance. Compatible
VMWare Fusion VMware Fusion is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible
VPN Cisco AnyConnect and the native built-in VPN client are compatible with macOS High Sierra. Compatible

1 macOS High Sierra introduced a new feature that requires user approval before loading newly installed third-party system extensions. If applicable, macOS presents an alert directing the user to go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy to approve the extension. The approval field is only present in the Security & Privacy preferences pane for 30 minutes after the alert. If the extension is not approved with in 30 minutes the software will not function correctly. System extensions that were present prior to upgrading to macOS High Sierra are automatically approved.

2 If you are using OpenAFS for any version of macOS prior to 10.13 High Sierra you MUST uninstall OpenAFS before upgrading your Mac to High Sierra. Use the Stanford Software Removal Tool to uninstall OpenAFS. If you do not uninstall OpenAFS prior to upgrading to macOS  High Sierra, your computer could end up in a kernel panic loop.  If this happens, see the macOS High Sierra Kernel Panic Recovery instructions.

Information for IT professionals

macOS High Sierra introduced two new features:

  • Apple File System (APFS)
  • User-approved kernel extension loading

See New macOS High Sierra Features for IT Professionals for more information.

 

Last modified October 2, 2017