Computer Imaging Policy

To provide a secure and productive work environment, we configure all L&S computers with a highly-customized operating system and software suite known as the L&S “image.”

Because of the many vital functions this image serves, removing or tampering with existing images on L&S computers is prohibited. Any L&S employee who deliberately removes an image from an L&S PC assumes responsibility in the event of any software license non-compliance or security breach that occurs as a consequence of that action.

Our image is designed to protect your computer from various cyber threats and also allows us to rapidly deploy urgent security patches and updates, implement new security safeguards to guard against future threats, and ensure compliance with formal College software licensing requirements.

Current Desktop Software

Each L&S-imaged desktop computer comes pre-installed with the following applications:

7-Zip Opens compressed/archived files
Adobe Acrobat Reader Creates, edits, and opens PDF files
Google Chrome Internet browser
Identity Finder Information security tools for confidential data
Microsoft Endpoint Protection Antivirus protection
Microsoft Office 2013 Office productivity suite
Mozilla Firefox Internet browser
VideoLan Player (VLC) All-purpose multimedia player

Customization

We encourage L&S users with unique needs to contact us about custom images for research labs or other specialized environments. If you have concerns about the capabilities of the image or you’d like to inquire about a specialized image, please submit a Support Request with as much detail as possible.