Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Overview

  • Any computer used for official Medical School business (UT property or otherwise) must meet the¬†following requirements for hardware and software.
  • MSIT reserves the right to refuse service to any computer which does not meet the minimum¬†requirements or is out of warranty, at the LAN Manager’s discretion.
  • Exceptions to the minimum requirements may be made for research computers, at the discretion¬†of the LAN Manager.
  • Apple iPads cannot be purchased using University funds, and will not be supported by¬†MSIT unless special arrangements have been made with the LAN Manager.

Hardware Requirements

Windows / Macintosh Based Computers

  • Intel i5 Processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • DVD-ROM, either embedded or detached
  • 128 GB hard drive storage minimum; 256 GB or greater hard drive storage is preferred
  • Screen Size: 13‚ÄĚ or bigger with resolution of at least 1024 x 768
  • Graphics Card: 512 MB minimum
  • 100 MB/1 GB NIC and/or 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Network Card
  • 3 year warranty (PC or Mac)
  • Security Cable (Laptops only suggested)

Macintosh Based Computers

  • Intel i5 Processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • DVD-ROM or SuperDrive, either embedded or detached
  • Security Cable (Laptops only suggested)
  • Screen Size: 13‚ÄĚ or bigger with resolution of at least 1024 x 768
  • Graphics Card: 256MB available
  • 1GB NIC and 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Network Card
  • Apple Care with extended warranty to 3 years
  • Security Cable (Laptops only suggested)

Software Requirements

Windows Based Computers

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit preferred, 32 bit acceptable); Windows XP allowed only in special circumstances with LAN Manager approval
  • Antivirus Software: Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection required
  • Encryption: SecureDoc required; BitLocker may be used instead with LAN Manager approval in cases of incompatibility between SecureDoc and computer hardware and/or software

Macintosh Based Computers

  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) preferred; Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or 10.9 (Mavericks) acceptable¬†with LAN Manager approval
  • Antivirus Software: ClamX Antivirus required
  • Encryption: SecureDoc required; FileVault2 may be used instead with LAN Manager approval in¬†cases of incompatibility between SecureDoc and computer hardware and/or software, must be¬†enabled for all accounts (laptops and desktops)

Warranty Requirements

  • 3-year warranty with on-site service required for all computer hardware; exceptions require LAN

Manager approval

Last modified: November 13, 2013