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If a computer is registered to the JACOBS domain, it gets a computer account in that domain. It is said to be member of the domain.

(tick) This is a JACOBS computer.

Only computers owned by Jacobs University are eligible to be member of the JACOBS domain.

Only computers managed by IRC-IT are eligible to be member of the JACOBS domain.

For a computer being member of the domain means to be centrally managed, and complying to standard administration procedures.

This includes for the computer to be updated automatically, access restricted to JACOBS user accounts only, not being reachable from the public Internet, performing regular anti-virus checks, getting inventorized automatically, patches applied automatically, being eligible for remote desktop assistance, use is subject to JACOBS policies, etc.

(info) Please note, that it is not necessary for a computer to be member of the JACOBS domain, to use that computer to access other resources in the JACOBS domain.

Examples:

  • Printing on a JACOBS network printer is also possible from a non-JACOBS computer.
  • Accessing the file services is also possible from a non-JACOBS computer.

But: an authorized JACOBS user account is usually required to access that resource!

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