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MacDeSC Standard Environment

Formerly Managed Macintosh Environment (MME)

MacDeSC Standard Computer Model Specifications

For Macintosh computer models to be eligible for the MacDeSC Standard environment they must meet the following specifications:

  • Apple Intel iMac
  • Purchased on or after Jan 1, 2010
  • With aluminum casing
  • Capable of running Mac OS X Lion (10.7)

Though MacDeSC Standard has many of the same policies as DeSC Standard (i.e. no user administrative access, centralized software distribution, etc.) not all administrative applications (primarily non-web enabled ones) are certified as compatible in this environment (e.g. Resource25, Coeus 3.2., etc.). 

Purchasing New Computers

To purchase a MacDeSC Standard computer, log into the Princeton MarketPlace and select the Princeton Apple Store. New computers purchased through the Princeton Apple Store are charged against your department project/grant account.

For more details about buying from Dell through the Princeton Marketplace, review the information provided at the Princeton Marketplace or contact the OIT Helpdesk by calling 8-HELP or sending e-mail to

MacDeSC Standard General Fund Charge

An MacDeSC general fund fee of $50.00 will be charged for every iMac placed in the MacDeSC environment. This fund is used to purchase software, OSX maintenance, support software development, and acquire other resources to support the MacDeSC environment.