IT Group


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    Welcome to the website of the IT Group at the Faculty of Engineering!

    Employees and students will find general information about using the IT infrastructure.

    If you have questions, please mail to or visit us at our office (please note the office hours).


Latest News

  • 01/20/2020: Empty fields after Thunderbird update? Delete global-messages-db.sqlite in the profile folder. More info

    As of 02 August 2019, new connection profiles must be installed for the VPN connection. More info

    24.06.2019: A new Remote Desktop server named Jupiter is released for operation. It is a Windows 2019 server (similar to Windows 10) with updated program installations. Jupiter will replace Batman on July 8th. Batman will be taken out of service.

    May 2019: The remote server Spiderman has moved to a new hardware platform. Compared to the identical server Batman, it now has significant performance advantages and is recommended for CPU-intensive applications. More info

    Feb 2019: The Microsoft Image Program (free software for students) was renamed to "Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Education". To get an account, the procedure is different. More information

    Sep 2018: The printer services have moved from the old printer server tfprinter to the new server printserver. More information

    May 2018: The WDS server for automated Windows installation now also provides a Windows 10 LTSB version (in german), which eliminates many unimportant and privacy-sensitive features. More information

    Oct. 2017: The Windows servers for students (Batman and Spiderman) now are updated and virtualized with Windows Server 2012R2.

    April 2017: UPDATE: Security reasons require an update of the VPN Software. More Information

    Nov. 2016: From now on, the IT Group operates a cloud server with calendar function. More info here

    Aug 2016: The computing center CAU now offers detailed descriptions of szenarios using the Bundesvertrag with Microsoft. Site RZ CAU (german). Site IT Group TF (german).

    July 2016: Launch of IT Group's new website. Like all new websites of the University, this site was created with the CMS (Content Management System) Plone. More Information (Website Computing Center, in german).

    July 2016: Renaming of the System Operation Group AKA Rechnerbetriebsgruppe. New Name: IT Group. Now the meaning of the name is easier to understand in english and the english and german names are more simular.

    June 2016: New contract (Bundesmietvertrag) between Microsoft and CAU. More information.