NORTH DAKOTA ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
STANDARD DT002-04.1 EFFECTIVE: December 1, 2004
REVISION #: 1
DESKTOP MANAGEMENT SUITE
Standardize on one desktop management suite to be used for all desktops within the
Enterprise. This will result in a more standard desktop build and help reduce overall
support costs of desktop computers.
1. Altiris Client Management suite will be used for all new desktop management solutions
within the Enterprise.
The Enterprise will use a consistent desktop management suite.
This standard applies to all executive branch state agencies excluding the University
Systems Office and other higher education institutions, i.e. campuses and agricultural and
1. Desktop management suite - Software installed on a desktop computer to allow it to be
fully managed from remote locations. For example, to be able to connect, load
software, load patches, do troubleshooting, and get asset information from a remote
Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor.
This is a new standard as of 12/2004
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