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Central Systems Administration

 What is it?

ITS provides the design, configuration, maintenance and administration of our central server systems. These systems include campus wide resources shared by our client base for such functions as Domain Name Service (DNS), DHCP (IP address management), authentication/Active Directory, file storage, etc. The majority of these systems are virtualized running VMWARE. 

When is it available?

Systems run 24/7 x 365 with the exception of upgrades, maintenance, and scheduled outages.. Staff available during normal business hours or emergencies.

Who can use it?

Administration restricted to assigned ITS staff.

How much does it cost?

Costs for maintenance, service contracts, licensing is managed by ITS.

Where to get help?

The IT Service Desk should be your first point of contact for technical assistance. Contact the Service Desk by sending an email to or calling 828-251-6445.  The IT Service Desk Self-Service Portal is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Self-Service portal allows you to request assistance from ITS using a simple web form.

Associated Policies

Server Standards and Management(Policy 7202)Responsible Use of Electronic Resources (Policy 7100)Information Technology Confidentiality (Policy 7103)Network Standards and Management (Policy 7203)Network Communications Standards and Practices (Policy 7206)Network and Data Security Policy (Policy 7300)Handling of Potential IT Policy Violations (Policy 7111)

More Information

Need more information?   Contact the ITS Service Desk at or 828-251-6445 for additional assistance.

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