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Application Delivery Service Completed Activities

Update Kaspersky infrastructure to latest version

  • Description: Update the Kaspersky server and desktop clients to the latest version
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jun 2017 - Sept 2017
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5 FTE

Investigate vPro for remote management of Managed Desktops

  • Description: Investigate using vPro, the hardware-based systems management for Managed Desktops
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3 FTE

Implement SCOM for Desktop monitoring and supporting

  • Description: Use SCOM to gather security logs and potentially support Managed Windows desktops
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Unknown
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Provide a Managed Windows 10 Student desktop

  • Description: Create a Managed Windows 10 Student desktop
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: To be ready for the summer workarea refresh
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Move Linux print queues away from network protocol LPD and onto (Line Printer Daemon) to SMB

  • Description: LPD will no longer be supported by our managed Print service. Moving to the SMB protocol which will be supported.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: March-Jun
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.1FTE

Update the Managed Linux Desktop to Centos 7.5

  • Description: Update to Centos
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: April- Jun 2018
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Replace the current RDS servers with new versions

  • Description: Replace current RDS servers with newer versions
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5 FTE

Provide a Windows 10 version of the Teaching image

  • Description: Create a Teaching image using Windows 10 as the base OS
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Nov 2018
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Provide a Windows 10 version of the Training room image

  • Description: Create a Training room image using Windows 10 as the base OS
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Nov 2018
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Devise a way to get data from SCOM into CLOGS

  • Description: We need to devise a method to get data from SCOM to CLOGS
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Dec 2018
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.1FTE

Upgrade Managed Windows 10 computers to 1709

  • Description: Apply the 1709 feature update
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jan 2019

Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE


Remove Java from Managed Windows 10 desktop computers

  • Description: Oracle have discontinued support for Java JRE. Consequently, it will be removed from Managed desktop computers
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jan 2019

Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE


Release OpenJDK as an alternative to Java JRE

  • Description: Oracle have discontinued support for Java JRE. The free open source version is Open JDK and this will be made available to Managed Windows desktop computer on request
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jan 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Setup a Thycotic Secret Server to store BIOS passwords

  • Description: Setup a Thycotic Secret Server to store individual passwords for Managed Desktop computers
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Feb 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

SITS client upgrade

  • Description: SITS client upgrade. Potential issue since Java not included by Tribal
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Mar 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

New Windows 10 exam build

  • Description: New exam build required. This is a move to provide a Windows 10 exam build using SCCM instead of Ghost
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Apr 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

PSE upgrade

  • Description: Upgrade to PSE
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Apr 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.2 FTE

New Windows 1803 released for imaging new computers

  • Description: Feature update released for new computers
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Mar 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Java removed from Physics desktops

  • Description: Outstanding task to remove Java from Physics desktops. Delay in removing Java because Prospect software not immediately compatible.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: May 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.2 FTE

New Beyond Trust client deployed

  • Description: New version of the Beyond Trust Client deployed
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: May 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Deploy an in-house utility to identify a Managed desktop

  • Description: As part of the 'Shepherd' project a utility is to be deployed to make it easier to identify a managed desktop
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jun 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.2FTE

Update the Dell VxRail infrastructure for Engineering

  • Description: Update to the VxRail infrastructure.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jul 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.1FTE

Upgrade SCCM to support the Windows 10 1809 Feature update

  • Description: Update SCCM to stay current
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Mar 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Provide a staff 1809 image build

  • Description: Update the staff image to version 1809
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Apr 2019 - May 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Upgrade Managed Windows 10 desktop computers to 1809

  • Description: Move the Managed estate to Microsoft Windows 10 1809
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: July 2019 - Sept 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.2FTE

Provide a student 1809 image build

  • Description: Update the student image to version 1809
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: July 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Working with the Library to provide some general assistive software

  • Description: Tag assistive software in the Software Center to make it easier to find. Provide them with some documentation
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: July - Aug 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.1FTE

Patch DeskAlerts Server and clients

  • Description: Update to DeskAlerts
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: July 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5 FTE

Provide an updated Engineering image

  • Description: Engineering image update, both fat and VDI
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: July - Sept 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5 FTE

Update Centos to version 7.6

  • Description: Update or Linux Desktop to Centos version 7.6
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Aug 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 1 FTE
  • Priority: Med

Provide a Teaching 1809 Managed Windows 10 image

  • Description: Update the Teaching image to 1809
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: July- Aug 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.2 FTE

Update VMWare Horizon to newer version on Dell VDI

  • Description: Update VMWare Horizon on Dell VDI
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Sept-Oct 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.2 FTE

Update Centos to version 7.7

  • Description: Update or Linux Desktop to Centos version 7.6
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Nov 2019
  • Estimated staff allocation: 1 FTE
  • Priority: Med