Important: All departments are responsible for ensuring that all computer hard drives are erased and free of all data and software.
For information on departmental procedures for data removal prior to surplus and for the specific required steps to remove data from Mac and PC machines, see the Surplus Procedures Web page.
Your Virginia Tech PID is a unique Personal IDentifier. With it and the associated password, you can access the online Virginia Tech services for which you may be eligible. Access to your PID will be terminated if you are no longer an employee, a retiree, or a sponsored person, and have not been a student.
What is the difference between a PID, Banner/Warehouse ID, Hokies ID, Remote Access ID, and VTAIX ID, particularly since you use the same user name? Why is it necessary to use different passwords or passphrase?
Your Hokies ID is a unique ID for current faculty and staff that resides on the central Virginia Tech Windows 2003 servers. Your assigned ID belongs to you and you only. This ID and its password serve to grant you access to three primary systems: shared computer resources such as file and printer shares, your Exchange email account, and Citrix for Banner access.
Virginia Tech takes measures to prevent and fight computer viruses by offering resources such as providing an antivirus Web site and using virus scanners on the VT Mail server.
Account recovery options for PIDs provide a secure, effective, and easy way to recover access to your PID if you have forgotten your password.