Micro Systems Manager
Unit and Group Affiliations
Todd Birchman is the Micro' Systems Support Manager for the Engineering Computer Network, and leads six other colleagues to build and support the Microsoft Windows based infrastructure for Purdue's College of Engineering. Todd's current responsibilities with ECN include developing and maintaining the server and software infrastructure necessary to support 2800+ Windows XP and Windows 7 workstations scattered across the College of Engineering. His group has developed tools to automate the initial deployment of machines, independent of the installed hardware; they also package and distribute over 800 software applications to meet the needs of the various schools in the College of Engineering; additionally, they run various Microsoft Enterprise level tools to manage OS updates, patches, provide remote control of machines, provide reports, etc. Additionally, Todd is involved with development of a Macintosh computer support infrastructure, which will provide many similar management tools for the macintosh platform that are available already to the windows clients.