MIT IS&T is an IS&T centrally-maintained Microsoft Windows domain intended for general use by all of MIT. It provides a common set of services, data, and tools. Many aspects and features within this domain are customizable by participating Departments, Labs, and Centers (DLCs) and, in certain cases, individual users.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff

Benefits and key features

  • Fosters efficiency and collaboration across the Institute by providing a common set of services, data, and tools
  • MIT Kerberos username/password integration
  • Extensions to standard Windows Group Policy settings unique to MIT
  • Periodic self-maintenance scripting and behavior
  • Central logging of system, application, and security events to a secure central log server, allowing for troubleshooting and backtracking in case of total system failure
  • Integrated problem/bug reporting system
  • Automated install of required antivirus and other security software and configurations
  • Automated device management and 3rd party software patching via MECM
  • Automated device encryption via BitLocker
  • Remote device messaging, locking, and disk wipes in case of theft of loss
  • Printer deployment
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If you are running your own DLC-owned and operated Windows server: 
IS&T supports DLCs joining the centrally maintained domain. We also provide infrastructure accommodations in deploying independent Windows domains on MITnet, and associated, limited support for these accommodations.

Getting started