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Computing and Information Services

Desktop Services

CIS manages a number of desktop services in the University:

Managed Desktop (teaching)

The main PC-based service available throughout the University in open access areas, computer classrooms, college computer rooms and several departmental computer rooms. The Managed Desktop is based on Windows 10 and features Office 2016 and a wide range of software streamed to the computer as you need it, including personal productivity applications and teaching and learning applications.

Managed Desktop Service (staff)

The Managed Desktop Service is a new development for managed Windows desktops, built on the experience gained in supporting the Networked PC Service, but with extra functionality and features. MDS is built on Microsoft's Active Directory architecture and is designed as a replacement system for staff and admin personnel, and for other users currently running individual PCs in a networked fashion.

Unix and Linux Service

Many core services are hosted on Unix and Linux servers. In addition CIS provides time-sharing services and workstations for both these operating systems as part of the general service. See Unix Service and Linux Service for more details.

Service Catalogue