Computer Imaging Policy

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

The 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.

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.

Current Desktop Software

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

7-Zip Opens compressed/archived files
Adobe Acrobat Pro Creates, edits, and opens PDF files
Google Chrome Internet browser
SPIRION Information security tools for confidential data
Microsoft Endpoint Protection Antivirus protection
Microsoft Office 2016 Office productivity suite
VideoLan Player (VLC) All-purpose multimedia player


We encourage L&S supported 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.