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PC-Network System

The service group PC network system of the computing centre (HRZ) deals with the integration of virtual and desktop PCs in a server environment, in which essentially file, print and plot services in connection with software provision are provided fully automatically - We have summarized this combination of services under the term “PC network system”. For the convenient use of all services, it is necessary to integrate these PCs into the PC network system. The integration offers the following advantages:

Our virtual desktops are always part of the PC network system.

Desktop PCs with Microsoft Windows 10 - 64-bit can be integrated into the PC network system, these must currently be connected to the network of the Jade University via an Ethernet connection. Therefore, participation in the PC network system is not intended for notebooks (here you can alternatively use our virtual desktops).

As a rule, you have to set up your desktop PC again to integrate it into the PC network system. Special permissions are also required for integration, which is why you cannot do this process on your own. Therefore, you should make an appointment with the PC technology of the HRZ so that we can carry out this process.

The following services are summarized in the PC network system service group:

Data Drives

The data drives group plans the drive structure in the PC network system and is responsible for assigning and documenting the authorizations in the file system. More information can be found here.

Printing Services

The printing service is responsible for providing printers to employees. More information can be found here.

Imaging

The service Imaging is responsible for the provision of operating system images for standardized PC hardware, with which it is possible to install the operating system of a computer completely automatically over the network. More information can be found here.

License Server

The computing centre operates two global (cross-location) and three location-specific license servers on campus. Some software products check when a license is available. The products are mentioned here as examples

  • SPSS from IBM
  • AutoCad from AutoDesk
  • Mathcad Prime from PTC
  • Labview from National Instruments

More information can be found here.

Plot Services

The Plot Services service is responsible for providing plotters to employees. More information can be found here.

Software Distribution

The software distribution service is responsible for the provision of software via the ZENworks software menu in the PC network system. More information can be found here.

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WSUS

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) refers to the software component of the Microsoft Windows Server that is responsible for patches and updates. We use this service to keep the pool rooms operated and supervised by the university computer centre up to date with software and patches.

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