At a Glance
Central Software
CityVoD - CSC Forum Archive
Software List on CSC Student LAN

Location and Floor Plan of the CSC Teaching Studio Areas
Opening Hours of the CSC
Systems Maintenance Schedule
List of Blocked Network Cards / IP Addresses
List of CSC Representatives
List of Departmental Network Administrators
Staff Computer Courses
CSC e-Forms
Submit CSC Work Req.
Req. for Printing
Req. for Dump / Restore
Teaching Studio Booking / Cancellation
Email Alias Application
Apply for a New Domain Name
Remove an Existing Domain Name
Modify the Hosting of an Existing Domain Name
Useful Links
IT Information for Students
IT Information for Staff
IT Information for Alumni
Got any questions, comments or suggestions? Contact the editors at
Issue 53 - September 2007
Windows Vista at CityU – An Update
By Joe Lee

In accordance with our initial deployment plan (Ref.: Network Computing Issue 51 - March 2007), we have added the Windows Vista to more than 1,000 desktop computers which are located in the CSC Teaching Studios, Library’s Information Space, Lecture Theatres and Classrooms before Semester A commences. That is, both Windows XP and Windows Vista environment are made available on these computers. Instructors or students can stay with Windows XP by selecting the XP environment when the PC is first booted up.

In the Windows Vista environment, there are popular applications such as Microsoft Office 2007, Internet Explorer 7.0 and some updated Microsoft software/applications that are granted for our use under the Microsoft Campus Agreement. There are also some other applications that can be temporarily ported from the Windows XP environment for your testing.  For a detailed list of this kind of software, please visit

However, as these applications are transferred to Windows Vista (not re-installed), unexpected run-time behavior, errors and problems may occur.  Instructors who want to teach in the Vista environment should thus test them beforehand on any of the PCs located at the above-mentioned areas. Academic departments are recommended to provide Vista-compatible software applications for re-installation in the new operating environment to avoid any unexpected problem.

Providing Windows Vista for teaching and learning is the first step towards a large scale deployment.  We shall collect feedback and gain some experience to properly configure the production environment for staff PCs.  Recently, Microsoft has announced the Beta version of Windows Vista SP1 at

Although we do not have an accurate estimate of the time frame for campus-wide deployment at the moment, it will probably happen after the formal release of the Service Pack 1 (SP1) in the first quarter of 2008.  In the mean time, various service providers should install Windows Vista SP1 Beta for testing the compatibility of purchased as well as in-house developed applications.  Hopefully, all e-Learning and administrative systems will be fully compatible with Vista by mid-2008.  If everything goes well, the campus-wide deployment will initiate in summer 2008. Users will then be able to work in a secure and reliable Vista environment.

Also in this issue...
Web Application Security

Keeping the e-Learning/e-Portal service in good shape: Performance Audit and Tuning, Capacity Planning for the Blackboard System
The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance
New Policy on Use of IT Services and Facilities


Current & Back Issues
Search Articles
Microsoft Windows10
Microsoft Windows 7
Office 365 ProPlus
Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2010
Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 9
Email Services
Confidential Email
Wireless LAN
Virtual Desktop Service (VDS)
USB Flash Drive
CityU SMS (for Department)
CityU SMS (for Staff & Student)
iPad (iOS 5.x)
Wiping a Mobile Device
Wiping Mass Storage Device
Handling Handheld Smart Devices for Service Maintenance, Recycling Use, and Disposal
Staff Account Renewal
Changing Local Administrator Password
McAfee Endpoint Security
Full Scan of Your Computer for Concealed Computer Virus
Computer Warranty Scheme Software Copyright Declaration and Compliance Observation
Technical Guides
AV Facilities User Guide
Connecting to Wireless LAN (WiFi)
VPN Connection Setup Guide BitLocker To Go User Guide
Copyright© Computing Services Centre, City University of Hong Kong. Best viewed in 1024x768 with IE. Javascript enabled. Last modified on Friday December 28 2018 .