Connect my desktop to the network

We do not allow personal desktop machines to be connected to the network. There are two main reasons for this.

  1. Supporting personal desktops would interfere with our inventory system. Once a year, CSE-IT staff go through every room in the building and update our inventory database. When a systems staff member enters a room, they check the serial number, make, and model of each computer and/or printer in the room. If a machine is not listed in our inventory system, it is added. If personally owned PCs are in the room they also get added, which causes a variety of problems down the line. We do not inventory laptops, so laptops do not cause a problem.
  2. We do not have the human resources to handle our current tasks and also support personally owned PCs.