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Application Delivery Service Completed Activities

Early testing of Windows 10 in our environment and prepare a staff build

  • Description: Build an image based on Windows 10.
  • Current Status: Completed
  • Estimated Timescale: Jan 2016
  • Estimated Staff Allocation: 0.6 FTE

Update SCCM 2012 servers to provide extra support for Windows 10

  • Description: Patch servers to provide Windows 10 support
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jul 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Create a single boot image for Managed Windows 7 Teaching computers

  • Description: Update the Teaching computer build and remove the neccessity for dual boot
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Feb 2016--Aug 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Begin a test evaluation of SCOM to collect ACS data from Managed Windows 7 Desktops

  • Description: look at the practicality of using SCOM in our environment
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Feb 2016--Sept 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Deploy SLED 12 to Managed Linux computers

  • Description: Update SLED to version 12
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Feb 2016--Mar 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Remove old versions of JAVA from Managed Windows 7 desktop computers

  • Description: New versionof JAVA install without removing the old version. The old versions may represent asecurity issus so need to be removed.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: May 2016--Jun 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Update SCCM 2012 servers to provide extra support for Windows 10

  • Description: Patch servers to provide Windows 10 support
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jul 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Test and Deploy SLED 12 SP1 to Managed Linux computers

  • Description: Update SLED 12 to service pack 1
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: May 2016--Jun 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Windows 10 test build evaluation in ITS

  • Description: Patch servers to provide Windows 10 support
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Update the Student image with new versions of built in applications

  • Description: Update the student image with new version of built in applications
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jun 2016- Augt 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Update the Staff image with new versions of built in applications

  • Description: Update the staff image with new version of built in applications
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jul 2016 - Sept 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Update other ITS provided images with new versions of built in applications

  • Description: Update the Training, Teaching, Engineering, images with new version of built in applications
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Reimage workareas remotely

  • Description: Reimage workareas remotely where possible
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Implement the Local Administrator Policy Solution (LAPS) to IT Services

  • Description: Automatic password chnages for the computer account.LAPS provides management of local account passwords of domain joined computers. Passwords are stored in Active Directory (AD) and protected by ACL.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Oct 2016
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.2FTE

Turn off SCCM 2007 infrastructure

  • Description: Ensure that no-one is using SCCM 2007 and turn off the infrastructure.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Oct 2016 - Mar 2017
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Release Microsoft Office 2013 to the Managed Windows 7 Desktop

  • Description: Release Office 2013 to the Managed Windows 7 Desktop
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Aug 2013 -Apr 2017

Test and build a BitLocker solutions for Windows 10 laptops

  • Description: Test BitLocker for a deployment on all new ITS Managed Windows 10 laptops
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Sept 2017 - May 2017

Test and deploy SLED SP2

  • Description: Update the linux desktop to SLED SP2

  • Current status: Completed

  • Estimated timescale: Jan 2017 - Apr 2017


Provide Windows 10 staff image

  • Description: Prepare a Windows 10 image that will be suitable for staff desktops and laptops
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jan 2017 - Apr 2017

Provide Windows 10 student image

  • Description: Prepare a Windows 10 image that will be suitable for student workareas
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jan 2017 - Apr 2017

Provide Windows 10 laptops for Departments to Test

  • Description: We have four of the advanced models of laptop imaged with the new Windows 10 staff build for Departments to try. We are also allowing a first look at a staff build on a Surface Pro 4.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jan 2017 - Apr 2017

Initial testing of Centos as a replacement for SLED

  • Description: We are considering a replacement and there are staff in ITS with experience of Centos, so it makes sense to at least take a look at it

  • Current status: Completed

  • Estimated timescale: Feb 2017 - May 2017


Turn off App-V 4.6 infrastructure

  • Description: Once all App-V 4.6 applications are converted to App-V 5 turn off the olld App-V 4.6 infrastructure
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jul 2016 - Apr 2017

Update Windows 10 staff image

  • Description: Update the Managed Windows Desktop 10 staff image for the next Academic year
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

Update Windows 10 student image

  • Description: Update the Managed Windows Desktop 10 student image for the next Academic year
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

Creation of the ITS Linux Desktop using Centos as a replacement for SLED

  • Description: Create the ITS Linux Desktop using Centos
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Apr 2017 - Aug 2017

Update task sequences and test new Dell models

  • Description: New Dell desktop and laptop models available
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

Retire the Moka 5 service

  • Description: Inform staff that the service will be withdrawn in 3 months time, then withdraw it.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Apr 2017 - Aug 2017

Create a new Engineering build

  • Description: Replace current Enginneering buiild with updated versionsJustification: This is a yearly upgrade, but takes asubstantial amount of time, so is worthy of note.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Sept 2017 - Oct 2017

Deploy the new CENTOS Managed Linux Desktop to A0.01 workarea and Mathematics

  • Description: Replace current SLED desktop with CENTOS desktopJustification: We are replacing SLED with CENTOS, and making anumber of improvements, such as authentication against AD and moving to standard central storage
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Sept 2017 - Dec 2017

Implement a hardware check for computers wanting Windows10 that have TPM 1.2

  • Description: Microsft are standardising on TPM 2.0. As a result we have implemented a hardware check in the Managed Windows 10 task sequence so that will it stop the process if the computer does not have TPM 2.0. and notify the technician.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Sep 2017