Departmental Computer Administrators, or DCAs, provide IT services for colleges and departments on and off campus. The following resources help DCAs serve their customers.
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Department Computer Administrators (DCAs) are IT professionals who work at the department or college level and typically provide the following services to their units:
We recently had an issue where a domain admin brought up a new domain controller for testing in the oregonstate.edu forest. This domain controller was placed in a private IP space that did not have the proper connectivity to the forest. In light of this behavior, we have established the following policies in regards to new domain controllers in the forest. This policy is to ensure that the actions of a domain admin do not affect the health of the entire forest.
New domain controllers that do not meet these requirements can be demoted or deleted from the directory.
Please submit this migration request when one or more users are going to move from one domain to another.
Through an agreement with InCommon, OSU has unlimited access to SSL certificates at no additional cost to individual service providers. All OSU-owned domains are covered. In some cases, some groups may need to continue using Thawte certificates but InCommon certificates are preferred in most cases.
To order an InCommon SSL certificate, please complete the fields below.
Information Services offers an environment for departments to use MS SQL 2005 & 2008 without having to purchase server hardware, software, and licensing. SQL Maintenance and backups are included with the service. The cost of hosting a SQL database is $40 per month per database. More information here.
Information Services supports backups for many server types now on campus. The price is $50/client/month and 25 cents/GB, billed directly to your OSU index. More information about this service is available on the Server Backup page.
The system administrator of the server that the SSL certificate will be hosted on should submit the following form.
Information Services will process the form. Please wait until you hear back from us before proceeding with the certificate implementation process.
The Security Administrator's Integrated Network Tool (SAINT) scanning tool allows administrators to scan machines and networks for known vulnerabilities and gives information on how to fix them. We are making this tool available to all the DCAs as a way to further secure and protect their networks.
SAINT offers a variety of scanning options including: