The only used transport protocol was TCP/IP and NetBIOS over TCP/IP inside the NT domain. To complete the local TCP/IP service and to guarantee world wide access over the Internet, a SUN workstation took over the Internet Domain Name Service. The IP domain resided as a subdomain in the "desy.de" domain and the conference setup was connected by an 128 kb/s ISDN line to DESY Hamburg.
All the workstation PC’s were running Microsoft Windows NT Workstation V4.0 and the domain had been divided into three types of PC’s corresponding to their main purpose. Generally on all types of workstations the following applications were installed: different types of Telnet terminal emulators, WWW browser and viewer, E-mail reader, X11 server, file transfer utilities and Microsoft Office’95.
The configuration and installation of all the Workstations was done by preparing master PC’s for each type (Logon, Session & Office) and then cloning by using the scopy tool.
A less restrictive account could be used by the speakers for preparing talks and presentations and for presenting it during the session with the connected video projector. The home directory of this account resided on a local file system sub directory tree because of independence from the network. In addition on the central file server (PDC) a share was available with full access rights granted to the session account.
The accounts of the staff members were tailored corresponding to the needs and tasks to be solved.