Common Desktop Configuration

In an effort to improve desktop support, Student Affairs supports a common desktop configuration for all client computers. By standardizing the workstations within the division, troubleshooting and repair become easier because each computer is configured in a similar manner. The sections below outline the standard configurations supported by the division.

Operating System (OS) Support

Student Affairs supports the following operating systems:

  • PC: Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Server: Windows Server 2008/2012 R2

Student Affairs Supported Software

(NOTE: Users are not allowed to install software on their PCs)

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • McAfee Endpoint Security
  • Acrobat Acrobat Reader DC
  • Winzip
  • Internet Explorer
  • FileZilla
  • Java 8 Runtime
  • Additional specialized software (depends on needs of user/department)

Backups/Use of File Servers

All users will save their work on a file server, not on their workstation. This ensures that all work is backed up and accessible in case of workstation failure.  The file server will also be backed up regularly.

Folders of the file server are organized by project, people working on a project will get access to the project folder.  Users will save their work relating to a project in the appropriate project folder.

There will also be personal folders on the file server for each user to be used for saving files not related to a project.