What changes will I notice on my computer when managed?
  • Do you login to your computer with your current unityid and password which syncs automatically with required campus password changes?
  • Do you login to the wolftech.ad.ncsu.edu domain?
  • Do you see this warning when you log in?*



    *FBNS users may not see this but are most likely on Active Directory and managed.

  • If yes to any of the above, you are most likely on a managed computer.

If unsure, feel free to contact us at cals-it_help@ncsu.edu.

  • Login background changed to CALS IT image (Blue background with belltower and logos)
  • The machine name will also be changed to our standard format
  • New drive mapping to department shares: S:\ drive mapped to CALS Departmental shares
  • Remote Assistance enabled for Helpdesk staff access and remote Desktop enabled for Admin users
  • You will see the login banner warning notice
  • Applications installed:

    • CALS IT inventory client and CALS IT Computer Information tool
    • CALS IT Printer Installation tool and added to desktop
    • Alertus
    • Spirion
    • Microsoft Endpoint Protection
    • SCCM
    • Software Center
    • Teamviewer (enables our analysts to remote to you when you need help)

    Updated security policies and account access:

    • Windows updates automatically applied the first Friday after the second Tuesday of the month
    • Local admin account is renamed and the password is scrambled
    • Owner/user can choose account to log in with
    • Primary Owner/User of machine can request administrator access
    • Screensaver engages after 30 minutes of being idle / password required to get back into the machine
  • Installed with latest Windows 10 Education OS
  • Migration from local account to using your campus ID and Password, therefore campus Username and Password required to access the machine
  • Login background changed to CALS IT image (Blue background with belltower and logos)
  • New drive mapping to department shares: S:\ drive mapped to CALS Departmental shares
  • Machine name changed to <building><room>-<serial number> and machine DNS changed to <machinename>.cals.ncsu.edu
  • Remote Assistance enabled for Helpdesk staff access and remote Desktop enabled for Admin users
  • You will see the login banner warning notice
  • Applications installed:

    • CALS IT inventory client and CALS IT Computer Information tool
    • CALS IT Printer Installation tool and shortcut added to desktop
    • Cisco AnyConnect VPN (laptops only)
    • Chrome browser and shortcut added to desktop
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Shockwave Player
    • Alertus
    • Spirion
    • Google Apps and shortcuts added to desktop
    • Firefox
    • Pidgin
    • Latest MS Office Suite
    • Microsoft Endpoint Protection
    • SCCM
    • Software Center
    • Teamviewer (enables our analysts to remote to you when you need help)

    Updated security policies and account access:

    • Windows updates automatically applied the first Friday after the second Tuesday of the month
    • Weekly machine reboot at 3am every Friday morning (can be disabled for research machines)
    • Local admin account is renamed and the password is scrambled
    • Local Helpdesk (admin) and CALS (guest) accounts added
    • Primary Owner/User of machine can request administrator access
    • Screensaver engages after 30 minutes of being idle / password required to get back into the machine
    • UAC is enabled - user may have to type username and password to authorize some actions like software installs or system level changes
    • Firewall enabled
  • Migration from local account to using your campus ID and Password, therefore campus Username and Password required to access the machine
  • Users will be required to type both their username (Unity ID) and password when logging in
  • Machine name changed to <serial number> and machine DNS changed to <serialnumber>.cals.ncsu.edu
  • Remote Assistance enabled for Helpdesk staff access.
  • User will notice black dialog boxes during power cycles, reboots and logging in/off; There may be slight delays in processing times depending upon pending critical security updates and policy cycles
  • Unsigned Apple programs will be blocked from installation
  • You will see the login banner warning notice
  • Applications installed:

    • CALS IT inventory client
    • Chrome browser
    • Firefox browser
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
    • Alertus
    • Spirion
    • Latest MS Office Suite (or available in self service if machine isn't reimaged)
    • Microsoft Endpoint Protection
    • JAMF Self Service

    Updated security policies and account access:

    • Apple security updates automatically applied as approved from Apple
    • Local admin account is removed
    • Local Helpdesk (admin) is added
    • Primary Owner/User of machine can request administrator access
    • Password required after machine sleeps

 

 

Schedule your computer for a full upgrade to our SCE (all imaged machines automatically meet the current Endpoint Protection Standard): https://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/applications/cals_registration/index.cfm?eventID=576

updated by dmluken 03/04/2020