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Everyone in the HSC that has HS credentials has an account synchronized into Active Directory, our Microsoft Windows environment. This gives you an opportunity to better interconnect your user-to-user networking in a variety of ways. The following shows just some of the benefits that you and your users can enjoy:

All users:

  • Users can be granted access to WVUH software via the trust relationship between the HSC and WVUH Windows domains. Users needing access to WVUH programs, such as Merlin, can be granted access by the WVUH IT staff to these applications easily without extra logins and passwords.
  • Simplify Windows file sharing between users in your and other departments
  • Easy access to Student software
  • Better virus scanning and removal

Windows 7/8.1/10 Users:

  • Automatic hotfix updates and service packs:
    Via Group Policies combined with the new production service, Software Update Service, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 hotfixes and service packs can be automatically installed to your computer keeping your system up to date and secure.
  • Ability to push applications to users:
    If desired, applications can be distributed to your department using Group Policies either directly to the computer or as an option in the Add or Remove Programs applet in the Control Panel.
  • Easy over-the-network assistance from other users or our staff.
  • Change your password online:
    We have a secure, easy method for users to change their Windows Active Directory passwords via a web form.