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Application Delivery Service Completed Activities

Release Internet Explorer 10 to the Managed Windows 7 Desktop

  • Description: Release Internet Explorer 10 to the Managed Windows 7 Desktop. This will be a voluntary installation initially.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Completed
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.1 FTE

Create a Desktop image for the Academic Office to use for Examinations

  • Description: A new image suitable for Exam use. A method to reimge the computers after each exam is required.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: 5 days
  • Estimated staff allocation: 1 FTE

Test SCCM 2012 in preparation for updating from 2007

  • Description: Testing SCCM 2012 in our environment to understand what will be needed for us to upgrade our existing SCCM 2007 installation
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Aug-Oct 2013
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5

Convert 2007 SCCM Applications to 2012 to prepare for deployment

  • Description: Use Package Conversion Manager where applicable. Convert other packlages manually. Rebuild packages that can't be converted.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Dec 2013 - Jul 2014
  • Estimated staff allocation: 1.0 FTE

Update Kaspersky 6.0.4.1424 to version 6.0.4.1611

  • Description: Update the Central administration kit and the clients on Managed Windows 7 Desktop computers with a new version of Kaspersky.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Dec 2013- Oct 2014
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Use SCCM 2012 to provide image builds for staff and replace the current method using Ghost

  • Description: Use SCCM to provide Managed Windows 7 Desktop builds and replace Ghost
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Dec 2013- Aug 2014
  • Estimated staff allocation: 1.0FTE

Deploy Pre-requisites to the Staff Managed Windows 7 desktop to prepare for SCCM 2012

  • Description: Deploy .Net Framework and Powershell updates to managed Windows 7 Desktops to prepare for an update to SCCM 2012
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Sep-Dec 2014
  • Estimated staff allocation: 1.0FTE

Update staff and student 'Gold' builds to refine the SCCM image build process

  • Description: Change what is contained in the 'Gold build' and the user driven task sequence.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Dec 2014- Jan 2015
  • Estimated staff allocation: 1.0FTE

Review the way we deploy Flash updates

  • Description: Flash updates are deployed using Group Policy and this can be problematic. Adobe have changed the way that the updater works and we will investigate if automatic updating is now a possibility.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Feb 2015
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Review the way we deploy Java updates

  • Description: Java updates are deployed using Group Policy and this can be problematic. Oracle have changed the way that updating works and we will investigate if we can now deploy using SCCM.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Feb- March 2015
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Review the way we deploy Java updates

  • Description: Java updates are deployed using Group Policy and this can be problematic. Oracle have changed the way that updating works and we will investigate if we can now deploy using SCCM.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Feb- March 2015
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Evaluate SLED 12 for deployment to existing Managed Linux Desktop users

  • Description: SLED 12 is the replacement for SLED 11.Justification: SLED 11 will go EOF and we must be ready to deploy SLED 12. It will also benefit the Mathematics department and ITS if we can deploy over the summer period when it would cause less disruption.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Apr- Aug 2014.
  • Estimated staff allocation: 1.0FTE

Test App-V V5 deployment from SCCM and repackage applications

  • Description: Test deploying App-V V5 apps from SCCM and package applications for App-V V5.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Mar - Jan -Apr 2015
  • Estimated staff allocation: 1.0 FTE

Replace the current Interim Teaching machine image with a new single boot version

  • Description: The aim here is to create a single image accomodatiing members and non-members of the University onto a single image with the applications and access required by each user
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Nov 2014-Apr 2015
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Investigate the use of Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) for use with the Managed Windows 7 Desktop

  • Description: This is by way of an investigation into the possible use of AMT, ie. how does it work, will it function with SCCM, what would we get out of using it, how would we roll it out?
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Feb- May 2015
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.2FTE

Update Kaspersky 6.0.4.1611 to Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.2.1.23

  • Description: Update the clients on Managed Windows 7 Desktop computers to Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10Justification: This will bring our antivirus solution to the latest version.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Jan-May 2015
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.6FTE

New licensing Servers

  • Description: Move the current licensing Servers off SLES to servers provided by the Unix Platform Services team's Linux Hosting serviceJustification: We are no longer licensed to use SLES. the new servers are CentOS 7. The servers will be built and then the individual appliaction licenses will be moved across gradually.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Mar--Jul 2015
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Update PowerBroker from PBWD 5.2.1 to PBW 5.5.1

  • Description: Update to the newer version.
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: Unknown
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5FTE

Look at the options to employ a more aggressive Power Saving regime in Workareas

  • Description: Computers in workareas are currently set to max power at the request of the Workarea Servcie Owner. This is because the reporting service, Labstats, can only report on machines that are 'awake', and because we can only apply updates to the computers if they are turned on. We now turm computers off overnight, but with different hardware we might have more options to employ a power saving scheme during working hours
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: 1 month
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

Rollout SCCM 2012 to staff Managed Windows 7 Desktops

  • Description: Update desktop management and the delivery of applications to SCCM 2012 for staff
  • Current status: Completed
  • Estimated timescale: May--Sept 2015
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE

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: In progress
  • 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