Policy Code: 
DT002-04.1
Effective Date: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Revision Number: 
1
Last Reviewed: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Version Control: 
This is a new standard.

Purpose

Standardize on one desktop management suite to be used for all desktops within the Enterprise.  This will result in a more standard desktop build and help reduce overall support costs of desktop computers.

Standard

Altiris Client Management suite will be used for all new desktop management solutions within the Enterprise.

    Policy

    The Enterprise will use a consistent desktop management suite.

    Applicability

    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.

    Definition

    Desktop management suite
    Software installed on a desktop computer to allow it to be fully managed from remote locations. For example, to be able to connect, load software, load patches, do troubleshooting, and get asset information from a remote site.

    Guidance

    None.

    Non-Compliance

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

    Drafted By

    Technology Architecture