OIT completes desktop migration to Microsoft Active Directory

OIT completes desktop migration to Microsoft Active Directory

OIT has completed the migration of its campus customers to a new managed desktop environment based on Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Active Directory.

The new managed desktop replaces the former Novell eDirectory that provided storage space, printing and access to software applications through the Novell Application Launcher (NAL). In late February, OIT decommissioned Novell file, print and application services. Any remaining Novell services will be discontinued on Monday, April 1.

The new managed desktop environment offers the Windows 7 operating system, along with substantially-increased file spaceā€”both for individual home directories as well as shared space for the department. The new tools associated with this environment will allow OIT Technology Support Services to do more remote support and more remote automation. Additionally, the new OIT managed desktop will be available to departments outside of the traditional business-related groups that comprised the former Novell administrative managed desktop.

For additional migration information, see Managed Desktop.