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.
- 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.
- We do not have the human resources to handle our current tasks and also support personally owned PCs.