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Revision as of 15:43, 15 January 2009


General

The 'Managed PC' is a standard Windows-XP machine which gets installed with standard software. The installation of the PC runs fully automated without any user interaction. When such a 'Managed PC' gets installed an employee of C&CZ needs approximately 5 minutes to start the installation and to enter some initial data. Thereafter the installation runs fully automated and will be finished after, again approximately, 1 hour. At this moment the freshly installed PC needs to be added by C&CZ to 'Prism & Deploy' by hand. After a reboot the rest of the software is automatically installed. What that rest of the software exactly is, depends not only on the group in which the PC belongs, but also whether this PC has been freshly installed since half 2008. The new installation method, that has been developed and is maintained by several IT-support groups within the RU together, provides more software. For a list see below.

Capabilities

Because the needs differ for employees and departments within the Faculty of Science, there are different kind of 'Managed PCs':

Fully managed PC

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Department contact managed PC

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User managed PC

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Installed PC

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Hardware requirements

The minimal requirements for a new installation of a "Managed PC" are now (half 2008):

  • A network card or onboard network interface with PXE
  • Processor speed more than ca 1 Ghz
  • 1 Gbyte memory
  • 50 Gbyte harddisk

Software

It is not possible to exactly state what software is installed on any specific 'Managed PC'. This greatly depends on the purpose of the PC or the department where the PC is located. It is, for example, possible to distribute licensed software to individual PC's. Below lists of software packages that are already available for 'Managed PC's.

Standard software installed during the installation of Windows

  • MS Windows XP Professional Upgrade UK Service Pack 2
  • MS Windows XP Multilingual User Interface for Windows XP Professional UK - Dutch,
  • MS Office XP Professional for Windows/98/Me/NT/2000 & XP UK
  • MS Office XP Professional MultiLanguage Pack for Office XP Professional UK - Dutch

Standard Prism & Deploy software

New installation:

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.1 UK
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • FileZilla
  • Jre
  • K-lite Codec Pack
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i
  • PDFCreator
  • Printkey
  • Putty
  • Quicktime
  • Vlc
  • WinSCP
  • WinTabber
  • Acrobat Professional 8
  • ActiveSync
  • BASS-HRM
  • Dev-Cpp
  • EndNote
  • Euroglot
  • FileMaker
  • Firefox
  • FRONTPAGE
  • Gimp
  • gs
  • InkScape
  • IRFANVIEW
  • ISIS-ICA
  • Jdk
  • KeePass
  • Maple
  • Matlab
  • MS Office Project Professional 2003 NL
  • MS Office Project Professional 2003 UK
  • MySQL-connector-odbc
  • Notepad++
  • OPEN OFFICE
  • Roxio Creator Basic
  • SPSS
  • Thunderbird
  • WORKRAVE
  • X-Win32

Old installation:

  • Acrobat Reader
  • Euroglot
  • FireFox
  • Thunderbird
  • Jre (Java Runtime Environment)
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i
  • Quicktime
  • Shockwave
  • Flashplayer
  • Van Dale Woordenboeken
  • X-win32
  • 7-zip
  • Maple
  • Myodbc-3.51.11-2-win

Standard software available from network drives

  • Eudora (mail program)
  • PuTTY (Secure SHell (SSH))
  • RU-Huisstijl (RU letters)
  • Van Dale (dictionaries)
  • Vnc
  • concern (map with several concern applications)
  • Matlab
  • Maple (Computeralgebra)
  • R (statistics)
  • TeXlive (wordprocessing)
  • Gimp (picture editing)
  • Gorilla (password management)
  • IrfanView (picture viewer)
  • FileZilla (ftp client)
  • Dev-Cpp (C++ compiler)
  • SciLab (open source matlab alternative)

On the Windows PC's in the computer labs a T-disk with course software is attached from the network

Available departmental or licensed software

  • Chemoffice
  • Chime-2.6
  • Cortona
  • Endnote 9
  • Filemaker Pro 7
  • Frontpage
  • Gaussian
  • Ghostview
  • Ica32
  • spss15
  • Nero
  • Nitrogeniusdemo
  • Corsa71
  • Originlab
  • Pearl-2.2.2
  • Reference Manager
  • Zier

Peripheral hardware

Connecting peripheral hardware to a 'Managed PC' can run into problems. Especially if the new hardware requires installation of special software or drivers. As a 'unprivileged' user one does not have the rights to install such software. In this case a solution could be to change the PC into a 'Department managed PC' or a 'User managed PC' (this has impact on support available from C&CZ).