FAU Standard Desktop

In order to provide a universal operating environment, OIT adopted a standard desktop for FAU. This standard desktop makes it easier for university departments to share files and also allows OIT to provide better support. It is especially beneficial for the implementation of software upgrades and anti-virus updates. This standard does not restrict the choice of application software for individual users and departments.

The FAU standard desktop includes the following applications, the cost of which OIT has underwritten. If you need other software installed on your computer, you must have legal, licensed copies of the software in your possession.

FAU Applications for Windows

  • Acrobat Reader
  • SSH Secure FTP Client
  • Office 2013 Professional*
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox

*Includes Outlook Professional e-mail client

FAU Applications For MacIntosh

  • Acrobat Reader
  • Fetch FTP Client
  • Office 2011**
  • Safari
  • Firefox


*Includes Entourage e-mail client

**Includes Outlook 2011 e-mail client

FAU Services for Windows/MacIntosh

  • FAU Online Helpdesk
  • MyFAU
  • Banner Users
  • FAU Library Catalog

 Last Modified 11/8/16