29 April 2008
This applies to existing SLAC Windows NT 4 workstations that have not yet migrated to Windows XP.
Standard software is recommended for use at SLAC. SLAC has a standard network install using the Boot Floppy. SCS or your local administrator will install and configure Windows NT 4 client computers that conform to the recommended hardware. Computers will be configured with a standard hard disk setup consisting of a single partition, formatted NTFS, with the Windows NT 4 operating system and the free and site-licensed software listed below. Note that SCS's support is only for installation of this software; information on their use should be obtained elsewhere.
To install any of the free and site-licensed products listed below, click on the name and follow directions given on the page to which it links. For more details on the software, see the Supported Software or FAQ pages.
|Product||Description||Availability||SLAC 'Boot Floppy' Install||Support||Comments|
|For desktop workstations:
NT version 4, Windows XP Pro
|NT 4, Windows 2000 Pro, Windows XP Pro are the current
version of the supported operating system.
(do not run other versions of Windows).
|site-licensed, please see licensing terms||Yes
For NT version 4:
Service Pack 6a and the required Hot Fixes
For Windows 2000:
For Windows XP:
|Current versions of supported Service Packs. More information on pre-SP installation and registry settings.||free||Yes
|MS Office 2000, SP2 & Hot Fixes (FrontPage 2000 included)||desktop publishing, web publishing||site-licensed, please see licensing terms||Yes|
|Internet Explorer 6 & Patches||web browser (active desktop content disabled by default)||free||Yes|
|Acrobat Reader||PDF format reader||free||Yes|
(GSview 2.7, Ghostscript 5.50)
|RealPlayer 8 Basic||free||Yes|
|Aladdin Expander 5.0||File decompressor||free||Yes|
techexplorer Hypermedia Browser 2.5.2
ICA Client v6.00.910
|Multi-user connectivity for Windows Terminal Server. Read the un-install instructions.||free||Yes|
|Outlook 2000 and Exchange 5.5||email and calendar system. Information on migrating to Outlook/Exchange||site-licensed||Yes|
|InoculateIT 6.0||virus scanning program||site-licensed||Yes|
|Hypersnap||screen capture program||site-licensed||Yes|
(installed only by local administrators)
|central management software||site-licensed||Yes|
|PeopleSoft (if needed)||business software||site-licensed||No|
|XWIN32 v5.3.1 (if needed)||X-window software||site-licensed, please see licensing terms||No|
(SSH) at SLAC, see
Suppression of Applications with Clear-Text Passwords
TeraTerm Pro is freeware
Yes (TeraTerm Pro)
||Secure copy (scp) uses ssh for file transfer, should be used in place of FTP||Freeware