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Desktop Operating Systems

Policy Code: 
Effective Date: 
May 15, 2006
Revision Number: 
Revision Date: 
June 25, 2009


To provide a secure, stable, and supported operating system on all personal computers (PC) within the Enterprise.


  1. All PC operating systems within the enterprise will support directory authentication as defined by EA Security standard ST004-04.1.
  2. All PCs within the enterprise will support enterprise standard network protocols as defined by EA Network Team.
  3. All PC operating systems will adhere to enterprise anti-virus requirements as defined by EA Security standard ST001-04.1.
  4. All PC operating systems will adhere to enterprise Critical Updates as defined by EA Operating System (OS) Critical Updates standard DT-001-04.2.
  5. All PC operating systems deployed in the enterprise shall be actively supported with patches and updates pertaining to the OS.


PC operating systems will provide a secure, stable, and supported platform.


This standard applies to all executive branch state agencies excluding the University Systems Office and other higher education institutions, i.e. campuses and agricultural and research centers.


Personal computer (PC)
A device on a network that provides computing resources to one or more end users. Devices included are tablet PC, laptops, desktop and workstations.
Active Support
Active support is considered to be support that addresses relevant security vulnerabilities that are identified within the OS. The entity providing the OS support shall maintain a concerted effort to address all security issues with patches and upgrades through an appropriate documented management process.


Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor.

Version Control: 
This standard supersedes DT003-06.1.

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