Central Server

The Central Server is a fee-based file and print sharing server that CUIT administers and supports.

Access to this server provides the following:

Ability to Share Printers

Access to this server allows you to share printers on the network.

We use Hewlett Packard LaserJet printers for network print sharing. Click here for recommended printers.

Personal Space on the Server

We ensure the security of your personal files by providing each user with 500 Megabytes of space on the server for personal critical data. The file server is backed up nightly, so your data is protected. You can also choose to put files on a shared drive so that you can collaborate with your colleagues.

Workgroup Space on Central

CUIT also provides Workgroup Space, a Central service that allows you to share files effortlessly among your colleagues. We offer hard disk space (in 1 gigabyte increments) that can provide your office with a private, secure workgroup space to share information, data, and any specialized applications that your office staff members use. Workgroup space can hold your office's custom, multi-user database or a set of standard office forms or documents. The space is completely defined by your office needs.

Access Permissions for Central Shared Resources

CUIT has documented the process to restructure and maintain Active Directory folder permissions on the central file server. This practice, to be done on an annual basis, will ensure compliance with Internal Audit's annual certification requirements. This process will make certain that access to resources on CUIT's central server is granular and role-based. The CUIT Client Services (CSS) group is happy to consult with your departmental liaison regarding your shared directories and permissions. Please note that this service is only available to central administrative departments and will be fee-based. Contact 212-854-1919 and reference Active Directory Restructuring Process, Current State Word and Visio documents under related links for details.


One Time Charges

  • New Machine Setup (Desktops/Laptops) - $171.70
  • Labor Rate - Onsite and Remote Setup - $99.90
  • Wireless Aircard for Laptop - $63.50

Recurring Charges

  • Exchange & Central Services - Domain & Exchange Access $33.55/month
  • Exchange Access Only - $16.80/month
  • Additional Exchange Space - $8.60/GB/month
  • Connected Backup Storage 5 GB - $55.10/year
  • Managed Desktop Support (Studebaker Plan) - $74.30/month

CUIT Desktop Support officially offers assistance with the following printers:

HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 Series M605X Printer (CE993A#BGJ)
This is a workgroup printer for medium to large groups ranging between 10 and 20 users. It is a black and white laser printer and fully capable of networking with the ALPHA domain for easy installation and management.

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M402dn Printer
A duplex-ready which uses a 3.5" color touchscreen to access and print from the web. It can be networked to share with other members of your workgroup and installed on the ALPHA domain.

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn Printer
A color laser printer with automatic two-sided printing and sheet-fed document finishing that has the capability to be networked to share with other members of your workgroup and installed on the ALPHA domain.