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Technology Services Managed Devices:

Our default configuration (and strong recommendation) is to join Windows computers to the Active Directory domain. This setup provides several baseline configurations for usability, security, and data integrity. We offer full support for these devices and can quickly restore a device to a usable state in case of an incident.

Technology Services Managed Devices have the following benefits:

  • NetID login (device/account password syncing).
  • VPN connection to campus.
  • Automatic data backup (OneDrive, H drive).
  • Software deployment, configuration, and licensing.
  • Security (automatic security updates, firewall configuration, virus, and malware protection).
  • Admin rights can be provided as needed with a "managed" local admin account - more information about this type of account.


Additional information on using a Technology Services Managed Device.

User Managed Devices:

A user may wish to exempt their device from the managed device policies. However, in doing so the user must agree to the following conditions:

  • Technology Services will install and configure the OS with a primary (standard user) account and an admin account --base configuration.
    • Technology Services will install any licensed software applications requested by the user during setup.
      • Some software may not be able to be installed\licensed on an user managed device, such as those that require connection to a license server (MATLAB, SPSS, Tableau)
  • The user is solely responsible for the data on user managed system.
  • Any security incidents such as malware/virus infections or other signs of compromise will result in a wipe and restore of the system back to the base configuration.
  • If on campus, the device will be registered on an internal network which can not be reached from non-SU networks.
  • You may not reuse your NetID password for a local user on the system.
  • You may not access or store any "confidential" data on the system, as defined in the university's data classification.
  • SU's VPN connection isn't available—connect to campus via RDS if necessary to reach other SU resources.


Technology Services will ask for a written acknowledgement from faculty that they are opting to manage their device.

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