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I.T. Services has deployed and maintains a number of firewalls, which are network systems that are designed to block unauthorized access while permitting legitimate network traffic. Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology provides secure remote access and secure data transmission between devices that are not connected to the University wired or wireless campus networks and University systems. The the Palo Alto GlobalProtect software that you can install on your computer makes it seem as if it is on the campus network by setting up a tunnel which encrypts all traffic between your computer and the University firewall.

The University of Windsor has implemented a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) system that allows people to connect to centrally managed desktops. These Windows 10 desktops have software pre-loaded and they can be accessed from a variety of devices including: Windows PC's, macOS computers, Linux workstations, and Android and Apple tablets.

All buildings on campus are connected to the University's wired network. Network jacks are generally available in all offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, labs, as well in some public areas (hallways, open space, etc.). Wireless (WiFi) network access is available throughout the University campus, and selected off-campus locations.

VMware is a virtualization platform that makes it possible to partition a single physical server into multiple virtual machines. Most of the University servers currently run as Virtual Machines (VMs) in our centralised VMware Virtual Environment.

I.T. Services maintains a cluster to file servers is that provide on-premise shared storage space for files that can be accessed by the workstations through the network. These shared file spaces are known as "network file shares."

Blackboard is the Learning Management System (LMS) that the University of Windsor supports. It is a robust system with several communication tools including Announcements, Discussions, and a Virtual Classroom called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra; multiple assessment options such as Tests and Assignments; and interactive tools including Journals, Blogs, Discussions and Wiki.

Domain Name Services (DNS) is the Internet's equivalent of a phone book. DNS servers maintain a directory of domain names (example: uwindsor.ca) and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (example: 137.207.71.196). This is necessary because, although domain names are easy for people to remember, computers or machines, access websites based on IP addresses. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol used to assign IP addresses and provide configuration information to devices such as servers, desktops, or mobile devices, so they can communicate on a network using the Internet Protocol (IP). All IP addresses are dynamically allocated by our DHCP servers on both wireless and wired networks

Sharing a printer reduces costs by limiting the number of printers needed within a designated area or department. Ensuring secure reliable access to these networked printers is an important function provided through Active Directory printing services.

University of Windsor partnered with Sophos, a leading vendor in the Internet security and virus protection software space, to implement virus protection on all computers connected to campus wired network by deploying Sophos Endpoint Security and Control.

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that combines workplace instant messaging, online meetings, notes, and files. It is built on existing Microsoft technologies like Skype and SharePoint woven together by Office 365 Groups.

There are several general purpose and specialised computer labs across campus. Some of these computer labs are maintained by departmental technicians while others are maintained by I.T. Services.

Microsoft Stream is the video storage and streaming service, similar to YouTube, that is part of University's Office 365 subscription.

Active Directory (AD) is a legacy Microsoft directory that stores information about members of the domain, including devices and users, verifies their credentials and defines their access rights.  Azure Active Directory (AAD) is a modern cloud-based identity and access management solution that also provides a foundation for device management solution called Intune. During the transition period, both directories are co-existing and are working together in our hybrid AD environment.

I.T. Services provides assistance with a wide range of printing issues.

Your UWin Account is your personal digital identification for accessing a number of on-line services at the University of Windsor. A valid and active UWin Account is required of everyone associated with the University of Windsor who plans on using any of the IT systems and services.