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Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah

Connecting a Computer to the Network

Minimum Requirements for Connecting a Computer to the Network

Computers that require a static IP will need to meet items 1-6

1) Only PROFESSIONAL versions of operating system are acceptable. NOT home versions.
2) They must have the latest service packs, security patches, and updates.
3) They must have Anti-virus software with up to date signatures.
4) They must have a firewall enabled.
5) They must use password protected logins.
6) Administrator account is for IT personnel exclusive use.

Computers that do not require static IP (laptops, netbooks, tablets, etc) only need to meet steps 2-5

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