Technology Loaner Program - Onsite Imaging
This article provides an overview of the Onsite Imaging option available to IT units to prepare Windows laptops from the Technology Loaner Program for their faculty and staff.
University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging the Technology Loaner Program
The Technology Loaner Program (TLP) provides loaner technology for students, faculty and staff that may otherwise be unable to complete their studies and work due to technological barriers. When using the Onsite Imaging method, a TLP laptop will be shipped to the IT unit on campus. Once it's received, an IT professional can image the laptop using their traditional MECM imaging processes prior to shipping it to the user.
Note: Name your computers with either a “COVID19-” or “TLP-” prefix to avoid Endpoint Services charges for TLP computers.
Your unit prefix is still required to import endpoints into MECM, so do not rename them until after they have been imaged.
We recommend the following applications be installed during operating system deployment (OSD) in addition to your typical installations:
- 'Cisco AnyConnect -Latest' and 'AnyConnect Start Before Login -Latest' (in that order).
- The latter application will allow a user to connect to the VPN at the login window so that they can subsequently login to the endpoint with their AD credentials.
- ‘Falcon –Latest' (CrowdStrike)
- Microsoft Office 365
- Any Adobe applications
- Any large applications that your unit requires