The purpose of this policy is to define the managed and unmanaged configurations of laptops owned by the Broad College.
This policy applies only to laptops owned by the Business College. Exceptions may apply.
3.1 Ownership and Responsibilities
The Network Resource Center is responsible for overseeing the implementation of this policy. Responsibility for faculty, staff, and students should be limited to understanding the policy itself.
3.2 General Configuration Guidelines
3.2.1 Domain Membership
Laptops which are the primary office computer of the owner shall be joined to the Business Domain, and will therefore be managed per the “Managed Configuration” section below.
Laptops which are intended to be a shared resource, primarily among customers with Business College login accounts, will also be managed per the “Managed Configuration” section below. This includes departmental and NRC operated checkout units.
Laptops which are not primary office computers and which are used by only one individual may not be joined to the Business Domain. These units will comply with the “Unmanaged Configuration” section below.
3.2.2 Managed Configuration
The following configuration guidelines will be applied to laptops joined to the Business Domain:
3.2.3 Unmanaged Configuration
Any configuration found to be in conflict with this policy will be corrected autonomously by NRC staff. The NRC does reserve the right to run robotic scans against managed computers to verify this configuration.
|Business Domain||A collection of microcomputer systems configured as a Windows Active Directory Domain. Components include login account management and configuration policy implementation.|
|Windows Update||A utility from Microsoft that dynamically checks for critical updates to its operating system and other components.|
|Managed Configuration||Computer configuration autonomously controlled by other computer systems at the direction of administration staff.|
|Unmanaged Configuration||Computer configuration not autonomously controlled by other computer systems.|