Managed Computer Support
What is Managed Computer Support?
ITS uses remote computer management tools to provide efficient service, increase computer security, and save energy for a large number of university-owned Windows and Mac computers. Managed Computer Support is an extension of the services available in the Standard Desktop Support service.
Operating System & Application Patching
We remotely apply patches and software updates to managed computers to ensure current, secure software is being used. Patches are identified, downloaded, and applied over the network to managed computers. There are no "patching periods" as updates are continuously applied as needed.
Patching and remote management tasks may require you to restart your computer. Most system restarts after patches can be deferred up to three days.
We install standard programs remotely over the campus network to managed computers.
Some software installs are available as "offers" that computer users can view and select in the Tivoli Endpoint Manager Support Center program if and when it is convenient to install.
How are Computers Managed?
Managed support is available for computers that are:
Managed Anti-Virus and Spyware protection with Sophos Endpoint. We apply baseline security configuration settings to ensure minimum network connectivity policy compliance.We ensure that the Sophos security software:
Hardware & Software Asset Management
Detailed computer hardware and software information is automatically collected from managed computers to inform planning and support activities.