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Software images

The Managed Workstation service provides software images that include an operating system, applications, and configuration in a single easy to deploy bundle.

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How to request a new software image

Fill out the New Image Request form.

Image practices


What’s in the standard MWS image?

The current MWS image includes:

  • Windows 10 – the most recent released build
  • Office 2016
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • UW fonts

With respect to the most recent released Windows OS build, there is some small delay immediately after a release, usually 2-6 weeks.

How to apply a software image

There are a couple of ways to get an OS image on a computer:

  1. Ask Managed Workstation to do it for you. This activity is billable via the MWS consulting rate, and is most economical when you ask us to image 3 or more computers at the same time.
  2. Do it yourself via our OSD image solution.

These options are discussed in more detail at Setting Up a Managed Workstation.