Software Submission Guidelines
- Windows XP Compatibility (Required)
If the software does not explicilty state that it is Windows XP compatible, it may not run on the computers in Wittenberg computer labs. All software manufacturers that meet Microsoft's standards display the Windows logo.
- Apple Software Compatibility (Required)
Software must conform to current Operating System (OS), future OS upgrades are not automatic upon release.
- NTFS File Permission Compatibility - Required
Wittenberg uses NTFS file permissions. This means students only have write access to the C:\TEMP directory, their personal Home Drives, and specifically configured locations. Files stored in the C:\TEMP directory are deleted when a student logs out of Windows XP. If a software manufacturer does not state that their program will work under NTFS file permissions, then it will require additional time for the Information Technology Services to test the program. The program may or may not work for general use.
- Server-Client configuration - Recommended
This means that the program itself remains on a Windows 2003 server while the user only runs the interface on a local machine. This method is preferred in situations where programs will need to be accessed in multiple labs, allowing easier installations and faster upgrades.
- Manufacturer Technical Support - Recommended
With the range of programs installed for class-specific use, we are not capable of providing instruction or usage information for each program. While we will do our utmost to help with hardware and program requirements, manufacturer technical support will be critical if usage questions arise.
Testing - Required
- Programs must be tested by the Information Technology Services before they will be made available for academic use. We will test the software to ensure that it will work properly under Windows XP and is compatible with the other programs installed on the system.
- Programs for the Fall Semester must be dropped off by the 1st of July.
- Programs for the Spring Semester must be dropped off by the 1st of November.
- Programs received after the above cut off dates will be tested and installed either the following semester, following school year, or as scheduling permits.
- Program installations during the academic school year will be scheduled around faculty, student, staff, and class schedules.
- Programs that are intended for use over the entire campus will require extra time for testing and implementation. An application that must be loaded onto each workstation will take a greater amount of time than one that would run from the server.
- Licensing may also restrict where and how software is installed. Be sure the type of licensing will satisfy the needs of each application.
- Freeware - Programs that may be used free of charge.
- Shareware - Programs that may be acquired on the Internet, but must be purchased if used.
- Per User - A copy of the program must be purchased for every individual who will be using it.
- Per Location - A copy of the program must be purchased for every computer on which the software will be installed.
- Site - The software may be installed on multiple computers.
- Limited - Variations of user, location, and site licenses are possible.
To submit software to the Solution Center for Academic use, fill out a work order or send an email to email@example.com. You may be asked to complete additional information regarding how you'd like the software to be implemented. Thank you!
For more information or specific questions, please contact Wittenberg's Computing Solution Center at 525-3801 or e-mail at Solution@wittenberg.edu.
This document last reviewed July 23rd, 2010.
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