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ENCS-managed computers

ENCS Managed Desktop Solutions:

Laboratory desktop: Dual boot (Windows 7 & Linux CentOS) desktops are found in ENCS laboratories used by undergraduate and graduate students.

Office desktop: Dual boot or single boot (Windows 7 and/or Linux CentOS ) desktops are available to ENCS faculty and staff.

Grad desktop: Dual boot (Windows 7 and Linux CentOS) desktops are available to ENCS graduate students.

Research desktop: Dual boot (Windows 7 and Linux CentOS) desktops are available to ENCS graduate students.

DIFFERENCES:

Desktop Specifications

Laboratory Desktop

Office Desktop

Grad Desktop

Research Desktop

The machine will automatically log off at 4:00 AM, or after 20 minutes of idle time. Unsaved work will be lost

Yes

No

Yes (after 60 Min.)

No

The desktops all have a standard set of software

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Users cannot install or configure software

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Users profiles are not saved

Yes

No

Yes

No

Any files saved in Users profiles will be lost when you log out of the machine

Yes

No

Yes

No

All user's files must be saved to a network drive to avoid loss of data. Save your work in your home directory (G:)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

For temporary public storage space, you may use Nettemp (H:), where old files are periodically removed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

User login is controlled by your UNIX password

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Users network drives are automatically mapped

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Users can change the display

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

MSN Messenger is re-enabled

No

Yes

No

Yes

Terminal Server Client is added

No

Yes

No

No

Anti-virus software is automatically updated

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

The operating system is automatically updated/patched

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recycle bin is not automatically cleared

No

Yes

No

No