Research: Server Setup and Maintenance

Researchers sometimes have a need for their own server or servers to perform tasks specific to their research.  Often, these servers will also be accessed and used by collaborators outside UW.

Once a server or servers has been acquired, AHS Computing will install in the server room and perform the setup.  The setup includes installing OS and all necessary drivers, adding security, joining to the Active Directory, and installing any other required software.

Setting up Hoover, UW’s backup service, can also be done upon request.  AHS Computing will also maintain the server or servers with updates, service packs, patches, etc. throughout the lifecycle.

What's available:

Consultation with researcher to determine hardware and software requirements.

Who can use this service:

  • Faculty
  • Staff

How to request this service:

Contact a member of AHS Computing

Minimum notice to use service:

1 week

Average length of time to complete request:

1-2 weeks

Service hours:

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday:

Service category:


There is a cost associated with using UW’s backup service.  More information can be found on IST’s website.


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