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  • This policy has four purposes:

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      To describe the Information Technology (IT) computer resource management system, which provides for centralized management of computers, including standardized configurations, security, authentication, and shared resources.

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        To describe the rights and responsibilities of Wofford staff who use computers managed by IT.

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        To describe the responsibilities of Wofford IT staff who manage computers.

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        To ensure that users of multi-use classroom computers will always find these computers in the same default configuration when they begin their class.

  • This policy applies to all desktop, laptop/notebook, and tablet PCs; Macintosh computers; other computers owned by Wofford College and managed by IT; and to all users of these computers

  • All managed computers will be furnished with the same basic software, some of which is listed below. The software versions will change over time.

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      Windows software: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Professional, Symantec Antivirus, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Acrobat Reader

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        Macintosh software: Mac OS, Microsoft Office Professional, Symantec Antivirus, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Acrobat Reader

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        All managed computers will connect to an Active Directory domain for user and group level authentication.

  • All managed computers will be furnished with standard security precautions, such as antivirus software and password-protected screensavers.

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        A central virus server controls the installation of virus definitions an all managed computers. Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition periodically runs an updater service every two hours to ensure that the most up-to-date virus definitions are installed.

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        If a computer has not been used for 90 minutes, a password-protected screensaver locks the computer and requires the user to enter his or her username and password to continue. This can help prevent unauthorized persons from using a computer and having access to our network while the computer’s rightful user is absent.

  • All managed Windows PCs will have patch management controlled by a Windows Update and Group Policy.

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        Each machine is scheduled to check for updates once a day

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        If any critical updates exist, then the patch is installed and users are prompted to reboot their machine, if a reboot is required.

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        Non-critical patches are applied through the Microsoft Windows update service.

Computer Management Policy Last updated: 18 July 2008


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