Students may use open labs during their hours of operation. Teaching labs are used for classes, workshops, training, summer camps, and other activities based upon availability. These labs are always in demand, so access is not guaranteed. Access to the lab will be granted 30 minutes before a reservation. Lab computers are pre-installed with many software packages, please check the list to make sure it has the software you need before making a reservation.
Open Lab Hours:
May vary on holidays
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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||45 + 1 instructor machine
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Current software in the labs
The desktops contain specialized software along standard Windows 7 software:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
Decision & Risk Analysis
- Microsoft Office 2010 Suite
- (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
- Microsoft Project
- Microsoft Visio 2007
- Microsoft Publisher 2010
- Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007
- Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010
Recently completed, this space is comprised of a Network Security Instructional Lab, an executive and professional education room, career services center, and the new Timothy and Marsha Healy Café.
In the new Network Security Instructional Lab, students will have the opportunity to gain real-world knowledge by experimenting online with network configurations, firewalls and computer malware. All this will be available to without compromising the security of OU's computing systems or other systems that can be reached through the Internet.
Leading edge technology supports virtual global experiences and connectivity to international business centers around the world.
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Security Network Instructional Lab
Advanced security lab bolsters the SBA's Management Information Systems program
The Security Network Instructional Lab, which opened in Winter 2011 at Oakland University's School of Business Administration, gives students experiential learning opportunities without compromising the security of OU's computing systems or other systems that can be reached through the Internet.
Thanks to a generous donation of high-performance networking and security solutions from Juniper Networks and the recognized expertise of SBA faculty members in the field, the SBA's Management Information System program now offers students the unique opportunity to experiment online with network configurations, firewalls, and computer malware. The lab will also be used to simulate networked economies.
SBA faculty members also use this advanced lab to conduct research and explore issues relating to virtualization, surveillance, and information systems security.
The new lab enhances an already strong program that prepares students for careers in this growing field. Indeed, the United States Department of Labor predicts that careers for network systems and data communications analysts, and computer/network security will be among the fastest-growing occupations due to the importance of defending against the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks. A November 2010, 360 Environmental Scan, presentation by Public Sector Consultants indicates occupations in the information technology, defense, and security industries will be among the fastest growing in Michigan until 2020.
- Juniper Networks EX4200 Ethernet Switches
- J2320 Services Routers SRX210
- Services Gateways (secure routing and firewall with Unified Threat Management consisting of Intrusion Prevention System, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus and Web Filtering solutions)
- Junos® operating system, a single OS operating across Juniper’s routing, switching and security solutions, to maximize network performance and security
- Virtualization features, allowing the creation and operation of multiple servers on one physical device, and clusters of servers which interact with each other much the same as servers act in the real world - providing opportunities for building simulations of new technologies in multiple server environments
Courses in the lab
The SBA Network Laboratory will be a dedicated facility used by SBA faculty to teach courses in degree programs. The lab is equipped for teaching basic data communications concepts, LANs, client/server networking, network management, network administration, and IS Security. The faculty interest, student population, courses, and lab infrastructure will support a significant lab-based component within our undergraduate and graduate IS curriculum. The lab will have the means of providing maximum student exposure to networking, security, and information assurance technologies.
DIS offers undergraduate majors in Management Information Systems as well as a master's degree in MSITM. These courses are integrated with the School of Business Administration curriculum. Both programs have a significant focus on data communications, managing networks, developing network based applications, and IS security.
Additionally, the new lab can support programs in medicine, engineering, nursing and the liberal arts.
For the classroom: Faculty may make request for a particular software to be installed on the lab for a particular class. Please check the current list of software in the labs to make sure it’s not already there. As lab machines are imaged at the beginning of each fall semester, software requests are due no later than August 15. Request software >
For students: Students may download software packages from various sources at little to no cost.
Off-campus and VPN
University System Support
Phone systems are supported by University Technology Services. To report problems with the phone, please email email@example.com
to generate a help ticket.
University-wide systems such as NetID, Banner, Google Webmail, Mailing Lists, VPN Access, Group accounts, are administered by UTS. For issues with these systems, please contact University Technology Services. All staff and faculty login to University computers using an ADMNET account. This type of account is required for classroom computer usage.
Request an ADMENT account > | Manage your NetID >
Limited Classroom Support
CSITS maintains any technology in Elliott Hall classrooms, not us. Remember, they have the entire campus to look after, so please make any requests at least two weeks in advance and please be understanding with them. They re-image the computers often to ensure they are always in good working condition -- so you shouldn't assume that if it was there last semester that it will still be there. Also, it is always a good idea to check out your classroom in advance if you need something to be working on the first day.
Laptops for Instruction
Though SBA-CFA does not have laptops available or take reservations, each department is given a set number to be shared among the faculty. Check with your departmental secretary to see if any are available.
Both students and faculty may request web space on SBA servers for hosting websites with academic content only. Student access will only exist for the course of a semester before being revoked. Users are fully responsible for the content their site, and SBA-CFA may make changes or remove content on SBA servers as necessary.
Request web space >
Shared Network Drives
A network drive is a place for file storage that is stored on the OU network, rather than on your local machine, but is not available off-campus. Mapping a network drive in Windows 7 is easy:
- Navigate to Start > My Computer > Map Network Drive.
- Pick a drive letter (doesn’t matter what it is)
- Make sure the "Reconnect at logon" box is checked.
- Enter a valid folder path, such as \\sba_server\public.
This folder is available to all SBA faculty/staff/students. Sometimes faculty put things here so there students can view from in the labs on campus. If you wish to store something here, make sure you put it in a folder with your last name, otherwise it will be removed. Make sure not to put anything confidential here!
Faculty can print to several different shared printers. To install the printer, click Start > Run and type the appropriate path. Click OK to continue. When prompted to install the printer, click Yes.
||2nd Floor in Part-Time Faculty office (key required)
||3rd Floor in Faculty workroom
Most general purpose classrooms have a ceiling-mounted projector connected to the teaching station at the front of the room. Faculty who wish to use a laptop with the projector who need assistance with setup may contact Classroom Support and Instructional Technical Services (CSITS) at (248) 370-2461 or visit their office in Room 116, Varner Hall.
of Online Publishing Opportunities
The Computer Facilities Administration, System Administration and Student Technicians are the Information Technology support team within the School of Business Administration. The team works closely with University Technology Service (UTS) on campus wide desktop standardization, licensing agreements, upgrades and implementation of network, hardware, software, and computer lab support. We
support SBA faculty (full time and part-time) offices, support staff (office assistants, secretaries, and student assistants), SBA academic and non-academic programs, and SBA/OU students, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
UTS supports the university phone system. To report a problem with your phone, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to generate a help ticket.
SBA-CFA is responsible for, but not limited to, the following services within SBA:
- Purchase and/or make recommendations regarding network, hardware, software, printer, scanners, etc.
- Installation and maintenance of SBA servers, computer labs, desktop PCs, laptops, printers and related equipment
- Purchase and replace printer toner cartridges for all SBA owned printers
- Maintenance of the SBA website and related sources
Computer Facilities Administrator
213 Elliott Hall
Juan Carlos Mendez
Information and System Analyst
209 Elliott Hall
213 Elliott Hall
SBA Computer Lab Monitors
215 Elliott Hall