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Checklist for Non-consensual Access to Electronic Information

Under Harvard's Policy on Access to Electronic Information, access to user electronic information without the user's consent must be authorized by an appropriate person, and the scope of access must be minimized to user electronic information that is related to the University’s purpose in obtaining access.

Harvard IT professionals who are asked to access...

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IT Professional Code of Conduct to Protect Electronic Information

In the course of supporting the business of the University, IT staff performing regular duties may have access to data in applications, emails and file systems or on desktops, servers and networks and other systems that must be protected by the University. In performing their duties IT staff will comply with applicable University policies including the Harvard Information Security Policy and ...

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University DNS, DHCP and Client Registration Policy

HUIT Infrastructure Network Services is responsible for providing the Harvard community with network capacity commensurate with the needs of a leading teaching and research institution, Internet World Wide Web namespace resolution that meets the needs of its diverse divisions, and may be held accountable for some types of content that traverse or originate on the Harvard network.  Accordingly, the University DNS, DHCP, and Client Registration Policies have been established to ensure consistent and reliable services are...

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Creating an Alternate Voicemail Greeting

An alternate greeting may be used when you will be out of the office for an extended period of time.  

  • The system allows you to record an alternate greeting as well as retain your standard greeting
  • You have the option of setting an expiration date for the alternate greeting
  • Once the alternate greeting expires your standard greeting will automatically play for callers. You will no longer have to remember to change back to your standard greeting upon your return.
  • Your alternate greeting will be saved in the system to be used again, or you can re-...
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Authorization Code Policy

HUIT Telecom is taking measures to eliminate chances of fraud on the usage of authorization codes. 

If an authorization code has not incurred any usage for a full calendar year, it will be deactivated by HUIT Telecom.

Tablet Guidelines, Policies, and Requests

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) has received inquiries about Windows tablets, most notably the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the Dell Venue 11—both of which run the new Windows 8.1 operating system.   

Like all Harvard-owned tablets in FAS and Central Administration, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Dell Venue 11 need to go through the University tablet approval process.  For more information please see the Policy...

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