User Support

User Support services are focused on supporting individuals.  The services provided in this area include:

Supporting your University computers & devices

Included Services Basic Notes
  $88 $863 $468 Amounts are per FTE per year. See Service Fees
Setup of hardware and/or vendor-supported operating system. Enterprise-class devices are strongly preferred.
Installation assistance for properly licensed software listed in WebStore WebStore
(Assistance may be limited for personal devices.)
Configure network settings Enterprise authentication, security and firewall settings
(Assistance may be limited for personal devices.)
Mobile device support Networking, Email, Calendars, VPN,, Skype for Business
(Assistance may be limited for personal devices.)
Equipment decommissioning

Removal of data and proper disposal of University-owned computing equipment

Configuration, ordering, and receiving of computer hardware and software    
Ongoing maintenance   Includes installing patches and application updates
Configuring and monitoring any implemented backup solutions   Uses CrashPlan
Installation support for software associated with specialty devices     Tools might include microscopes, 3-D printers, machine shop, cleanrooms, etc.
Coordination with vendors for software license agreements, renewals, and hosting arrangements.      
Installation and licensing of research-specific software     Tools might include MatLab, LabView, COMSOL, etc.
Connection of computers to specialty devices     Tools might include custom experimental equipment, 3-D printers, and cleanroom tools.
Consulting on research technology purchases     Recommend computers appropriate for the research needs.
Assistance in finding and using other research-related campus and national services     Campus cluster, Globus, etc.

Supporting You

Included Services Notes

Assisting users with connecting to University resources, including centrally-provided campus IT services 


* Assistance in connecting to University resources (e.g., wireless network, printers, fileshare). Support is more limited for non-University devices. Mobile device support is described in Mobile Device Support. * When assistance goes beyond basic support capabilities, the Help Desk will refer users to the appropriate service manager or support professional.
Troubleshoot network connectivity issues  
Setting up printers   Configuring printers for printing over the network
Initial and ongoing configuration of operating system and applications, as well as monitoring and incident response/resolution   Engineering IT will keep abreast of and follow industry best practices for security, State and University policies, and the requirements and recommendations of Technology Services.
Troubleshooting printers   Providing support to departmental printers
Troubleshooting and resolution of software and hardware issues on supported computers   Troubleshooting to the best of Engineering IT staff combined abilities. This generally includes getting hardware and applications to run as designed. In-depth knowledge of the features and function of individual applications is outside the scope of this service.

A la Carte Services