HOWTO: Determine whether you are using a standard or non-standard computer

There are three categories of computers that are supported at Partners HealthCare.  However, the policies and procedures surrounding the support model vary depending on what type of device you are using.

  1. Standard Windows
  2. Non-standard Windows
  3. Macintosh

Direct all service requests to the IS Service Desk.
Online: http://www.partners.org/isservicedesk

When submitting a web ticket or speaking with a technician, please indicate what type of device you are using in order to expedite service. 

Please note: If you are using a Vendor-provided device, please work with the vendor for support. Consult your site CIO or ISO for assistance with vendor support You may need to request a variance from Information Security. .


 Standard Windows:

These systems are typically purchased through Partners, arriving with a Partners HealthCare asset tag and Control Number on the front of the PC, pre-installed with the Partners' Windows image that includes the Partners screensaver that prompts login with Partners username and password. These devices are generally Hewlett Packard or Dell desktops or laptops.

More information on Standard Windows devices at Partners: https://rc.partners.org/it-services/desktop-mobile-services/partners-image 

If you have an asset tag or or Control Number but do not see a yellow padlock on the lower-right of the taskbar after login, please request that a technician confirm the computer is a standard workstation by contacting the IS Service Desk.

Non-standard Windows:
These systems are all other PC's that are purchased through Peoplesoft/eBuy.  These devices are Dell, Lenovo, Sony or HP desktops or laptops.

Non-standard windows support also includes secure remote access for personal computers used for Partners business purposes.

Macintosh
Mac desktops and laptops are supported through the Partners Enterprise Apples Support (PEAS) program. Find out if your Mac is already enrolled in PEAS by checking for the Self Service application in your Applications folder.  If Self Service is available, you're enrolled!  To open your Applications folder, use the shortcut ⌘command-shift-A from your desktop or Finder.  If you are not already, enroll today.

More information on PEAS: http://rc.partners.org/peas
Self enrollment: http://peas.partners.org/enroll  | View instructions

 


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