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macOS Ventura

Product Information

macOS Ventura was released on October 24, 2022.  While Academic Technology's Technology Support Services group will be supporting Ventura as of Monday, December 12th, they will continue testing Ventura with our software listed below to update its compatibility with campus tools.

Recommendation

There is no urgency or current need for you to upgrade to the new macOS. You do NOT need to upgrade.

However if you choose to upgrade, BEFORE you do so, please review the macOS Ventura Compatibility information below. You will see that a number of applications are still not officially supporting Ventura, such as OnGuard (for WiFi use), Mozilla, and SPSS; other applications may need special attention with the upgrade, e.g., Adobe Products; and you may have to reinstall your printers.

As with any major macOS upgrade, we recommend you back up your data prior to upgrading. 

The macOS versions currently supported by Academic Technology / Technology Support Services are:

  • macOS Big Sur (11.0) 
  • macOS Monterey (12.0)
  • macOS Ventura (13.0)

System Requirements

Apple has announced the following models will support macOS Ventura:

  • Macbook (2017)
  • MacBook Air (2018 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
  • Mac mini (2018 and later)
  • iMac (2017 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac Pro (2019 and later)
  • Mac Studio (2022)

Software Compatibility

Please note some new Apple computers use a CPU designed by Apple instead of an Intel CPU.  These computers require a program called Rosetta in order to run software designed to run on an Intel CPU.  Most major software companies are working on software that will run on these Apple CPU's natively so they won't need Rosetta, but this may take several months or longer.  Most current software will run fine with Rosetta.

macOS Ventura borrows some style elements from iPadOS which includes System Preferences being changed to "System Settings".

SoftwareSupported

Active Directory

No issues found

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Adobe products need to be enabled under Apple, System Settings, General, Login Items in order for the products to auto-update correctly.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe products need to be enabled under Apple, System Settings, General, Login Items in order for the products to auto-update correctly.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe products need to be enabled under Apple, System Settings, General, Login Items in order for the products to auto-update correctly.

BigFix Client

Supported with BigFix Agent 10.0.7 (SCU's current version).

Cisco AnyConnect (VPN)

Ventura is supported.

ExamSoft

Supported with Examplify 2.9.2, 2.9.8 and 3.1.2

Google Chrome

Supported with version 107 or later

MATLAB

Supported with MATLAB R2022b

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office supports the current version of macOS and the 2 previous versions (Monterey and Big Sur).

Mozilla Firefox

Tested but Mozilla has not yet announced official support for Ventura

OnGuard (ClearPass) - Required to Access SCU Resources such as MySCU Portal, Camino and Gmail.

OnGuard Agent is not officially supported with macOS 13 Ventura per the vendor.

Testing - the OnGuard Agent has been testing unreliable and may require a restart or uninstall / reinstall.

Printer Logic

NOTE: In testing the upgrade to Ventura, several test computers "lost" their printers and needed to have them reinstalled.

Printing

NOTE: In testing the upgrade to Ventura, several test computers "lost" their printers and needed to have them reinstalled.

Safeconnect

MetaAccess NAC Policy Key is not supported on macOS Ventura per the vendor

SmartPrint

Issue reported with the "Notify" app in SmartPrint with Ventura.  A workaround for the error:

The SmartPrint 'Notify' application is reported by macOS as being '...damaged and cannot be opened'.

To work around this, do the following:
1 - In the error message, click the "Show in Finder" button
2 - This will open a window showing the 'Notify' app.
3 - Control-click or Right-click Notify and select Open
4 - Click the Open button in the new window to mark Notify as being acceptable to open
5 - Close the Pharos Window and continue to print with SmartPrint.

NOTE: In testing the upgrade to Ventura, several test computers "lost" their printers and needed to have them reinstalled.

Sophos Home (Personally Owned Computers)

Ventura has a known bug that affects security software from multiple companies / vendors.  This bug prevents the software from accessing the full storage, which is an important requirement of endpoint protection.  This bug is addressed in macOS 13.0.1.

Ventura is supported by Sophos 10.4.1 and later.

Sophos Central (University Owned Computers)

Ventura has a known bug that affects security software from multiple companies / vendors.  This bug prevents the software from accessing the full storage, which is an important requirement of endpoint protection.  This bug is addressed in macOS 13.0.1

Ventura is supported by Sophos 10.4.1 and later.

SPSS

Not yet officially supported by IBM

Zoom Web Conferencing

Supported by Zoom

 

Last Updated 12/9/2022