[unisog] Salisbury University's IT Tools CD Contents

Scott Fendley scottf at uark.edu
Wed Feb 23 22:00:23 GMT 2005

Here is the key when it comes to SP2.  You are not allowed to distribute to 
3rd parties (read students).  You are allowed to distribute in any ways you 
deam necessary to computers your organization owns.  So as a security guy, 
if I am out on campus and find a computer without SP2 without any 
particular reason which we own, then I am able to install it from my media.

University's are in a bit of a quandary because a number of the hosts on 
our campus are not owned by the University.  For you to give SP2 for a 
student/faculty/staff owned computer, you end up giving it to a 3rd party 
(MS, University, the other person) and are technically in violation of the 

For those that feel that you can not make a CD available for your technical 
staff to do their jobs on university owned/managed equipment, think of it 
as a personalized version of a SUS/WUS server.  In that situation you are 
distributing it over the network (instead of sneakernet), but are not in 
violation because no third party is involved.

As always, I am not a lawyer, so talk to your legal counsel in case you are 
concerned about your liability issues.


At 02:58 PM 2/23/2005, Leslie Rankin wrote:
>I see you are distributing SP2 for XP
>We where told by MS that this was something we where not allowed to do, 
>distribute the patch on CD of our own making.
>Just wondering, how did you get MS to agree to this?
>>Sending this to the list and the few people that wanted it.  The
>>attached file is a Rich Text Format file that lists the contents of our
>>IT Tools cd.  I will be making it public soon (or possibly, if bandwidth
>>becomes an issue, to anyone that requests it specificly) with everything
>>listed there (minus the copyrighted stuff like mcafee and pc-cillin).
>>-alex t
>>AJTIRDIL at salisbury.edu
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