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CMS: Common Management System

Campus and CMS Desktop Standard

January 26, 2004

The last time we updated the Campus Desktop PC standards was on January 2002. It is time to us to revise the campus to cover both desktop and laptop PC standards. The following specifications for both Desktop and Notebook PC meet all campus desktop requirements and are designed for CMS and general campus usage:

Desktop PC Specifications

  • Processor Intel Pentium4 2.2 GHz with 512K Cache
  • Memory 512 Megabytes
  • Hard Drive 40 Gigabytes (or larger)
  • CD Drive DVD/CDRW
  • Monitor 17 inch or larger (with Energy Star Power Management)
  • DMI v2.0 Yes
  • Network Interface 10/100 Ethernet w/Wake up on LAN
  • Operating System Windows 2000 or XP for CMS Desktop; Windows XP for non-CMS usage
  • Internet Browser Internet Explorer 6 with SP1

Notebook PC Specifications

  • Processor 1.0 GHz
  • Memory 512 Megabytes
  • Hard Drive 30 Gigabytes
  • CD Drive DVD/CDRW
  • USB Minimum 2 USB ports
  • Video Output SVGA (must be capable of simultaneous output through external port and laptop display for facilitate presentations)
  • Network Interface 10/100 Ethernet, RJ45
  • Wireless Interface 802.11b
  • Modem 56K, v.92 standard
  • Operating System Windows 2000 or XP for CMS Notebook; Windows XP for non-CMS usage
  • Internet Browser Internet Explorer 6 with SP1