Device Registration FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions


How often do I need to register my devices? 
Student computers and devices must be registered each semester, or if your device is away from campus for an extended period of time (more than a week or so).

What types of devices may be connected to the FSU network? 
Phones, iPod touch, basically any device that connects to the wired or wireless network.

What if my device to found to be unsafe?
If a computer is unsafe it will be quarantined until the necessary updates have been applied.

What is a Policy Key?
You must install a policy key in order for the network access control device to work properly. This policy key is not invasive, and only verifies that the required software is installed. When you are not on campus the policy key does not monitor your computer. If you do not wish to install the policy key, you do not have to. However without the policy key you will only be able to access essential Frostburg State University, Microsoft, and anti-virus/anti-spyware websites. Any time you try to access other websites you will be redirected to the page asking to install the policy key.

  • If you uninstall the policy key while still on campus, when you attempt to access non-FSU websites you will be redirected to the page asking you to install it.
  • If the anti-virus, anti-spyware, or operating system patches are not kept up to date or are uninstalled, or your computer is detected generating activity that may be related to a virus or spyware infection, you will be redirected until your computer is compliant.




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