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IST Managed PC's: Laptops and Tablets

Managed Notebooks (Laptops and Tablets) @Uwaterloo.ca

Notebooks, due to their portability, need to be treated somewhat differently than desktop computers. The biggest change from IST's perspective is that we accept the vendor-installed operating system on notebooks, whereas we replace a desktop image with a secure image we've built ourselves. This puts the onus on the notebook owner then to secure the system, install software, access network shares and resources and keep the system up-to-date. Having your notebook managed severely reduces those concerns. See the following for more details:

If you're considering having your notebook managed start here:

If you wish to see the steps applied by an IST Liaison to get your notebook managed see:

A general summary of observations compiled during the process exists here: