Standard Desktop Support

ITS supports computers and software used by faculty and staff. Most requests for service are responded to and even resolved before the end of the business day. Computer security is a priority of Standard Desktop Support.

New Computer Setup
Request New Computer Setup in IT Request

After you order and receive a new computer, submit an IT Request - Service Request to have your computer confgured as a standard computer.

Computer Setup Info Page

Software Installation

If you need assitance installing software that your unit has purchased, submit a ticket in IT Request using the service: "My Computer: Software Install". Please be prepared to provide license codes and installation media if needed. ITS provides assitance for software licensing.

Once you have purchased the appropriate license, we can install software.
Submit a ticket in IT Request using
Service: Software
System/Application: Software Installation

Computer Troubleshooting

Having problems with your computer? We can help diagnose and resolve computer issues.
Submit a ticket in IT Request using
Service: My Computer
System/Application: Desktop (University Owned)

Computer Surplus & Disposal

When computer equipment is no longer useful, we can prepare computers for surplus or e-waste including securely erasing data.
Submit a ticket in IT Request using
Service: My Computer
System/Application: Computer Surplus & Disposal

Secure Data Disposal


Computers can receive Standard Desktop Support services by meeting these criteria:

  • Computer is university property, not personally-owned
  • Computer is running a Standard Operating System 
    (Windows 7 & 10, Mac OS X 10.9 - 10.11)
  • Support technician administrative access exists or can be created on the computer.
  • Support Center can re-image a computer when necessary to resolve an incident or complete a service request.
  • Support Center has the ability to remotely control the computer with the client’s authorization using QuickSupport
  • Computers in labs may be eligible for support on a per-lab basis if the lab configuration meets all other requirements for service support.
    Contact the SDS service manager to evaluate lab support.

Service Levels

2013-15 Service Level Agreement: Standard Desktop Support

  1. General Overview
  2. Service Description
  3. Roles & Responsibilities
  4. Requesting Service
  5. Hours of Coverage, Response Times, & Complaint Resolution
  6. Maintenance & Service Changes
  7. Pricing
  8. Review & Reporting
  9. Approvals

Standard Desktop Support is available Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm on regular business days.

When a ticket is opened in IT Request, the Support Center will set a priority, assign a technician, and respond directly to you within 8 business hours.


Remote Assistance
All clients can receive remote assistance via ITS QuickSupport. Support staff will always request permission from clients prior to establishing remote control connections.

Other Applicable Policies
IT Policies and Guidelines
Acceptable Use Policy
UCSC Password Strength & Security Standards
Understanding UCSC's Minimum Network Connectivity Requirements
UCSC Implementation of the UC Electronic Communications Policy (ECP)
UCSC Remote Access Requirements

See Also