Laptops & Desktops - Get Started
Cal Poly computers include licensed software pre-installed depending on your department. For a full listing of software available to Cal Poly faculty and staff, visit Software Services, or contact your CITC for department-specific software.
Cal Poly faculty and staff may order Apple and Dell computers through our Workstation program. Visit the Workstation Program main page for more details.
Antivirus and Spyware Information
Cal Poly provides Symantec Endpoint Protection software at no charge to eligible Cal Poly users.
To learn more about antivirus and spyware, visit the Information Security Web site.
To learn how to download Symantec software, visit Software Licenses page on the Service Desk Web site.
Cal Poly has Discontinued Windows XP Support
Due to Microsoft's discontinued support for Windows XP, Cal Poly ITS will no longer include Windows XP support for computing/desktop support nor support in Cal Poly software, website testing, and other applications. Support for Windows 7 through Windows 8.1 is on a case by case basis with Windows 7 still being the recommended Operating System. (more information)
Centralized Active Directory Services
ITS offers centralized Active Directory (AD) service to the campus.
To learn more and how to get started, visit the Service Desk Web site.