This page has been imported from our previous wiki and is still in the process of being reviewed. It may be out of date or inaccurate.
Your desktop PC will have had its hard disk wiped and a system partition created, typically of 100 GB. The rest of the disk may have a data volume or may be unallocated.
Windows 7 will have been installed from the Campus WDS (Windows Deployment Services) servers into the
C: partition. A laptop/netbook may have been be left with the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) system OS install but will have as much "trialware" etc. removed as possible. In all cases the computer will be part of the Campus Active Directory domain i.e. a Campus Managed Desktop (CMD) system. Facilities provided to a CMD system include:
- Authentication with your Campus login id/password
- Access to the NUIT Home Folder service (a.k.a H: drive) including "recent versions" and "off-line files" capabilities.
- Possibly a Roaming Profile (see Can I stop my profile from roaming? if you have this feature but don't like it)
- Automatic installation of application software and update as determined by CS policy, such as Microsoft Office 2010, the CS Portable Apps (including the Java JDK, BlueJ, Eclipse, Scite, Notepad ++, Firefox, Chrome, VLC, Systernals utilities, ....) etc.
- Easy access to Computing Science printers
- A PC-specific logon background screen
Your PC needs be "assigned" to you in the NUIT Connect service if you wish to use the Remote Wake Up Service. If it does not appear there once you log in, or any of the details are incorrect, please submit a ticket.
Before you go much further please read the following entries in this guide:
- Personal File Space
- System Administration
- Installing Applications
- Software Installation and Update
- How do I change the name which my mail comes from?.
and have a look at Windows Frequently Asked Questions.