IT Services manages the fleet of University owned computers via a Managed Operating Environment (MOE).
The operating system installed on the majority of these computers is Windows, followed by Mac OS and iOS.
Under certain circumstances, for example research requirements, other operating systems such as Redhat Linux , can be installed and managed by IT Services. Requests for non standard operating systems can be made via the 17triplezero IT Service Desk.
Visit our eResearch Support web pages for additional information about research computing.
Windows 7 Update
IT Services is conducting a rolling upgrade to Windows 7 of University owned computers currently running Windows XP. This rollout is approaching 60% completion.
What is different?
Windows 7 has a different interface, is faster, has improved security, extends battery life for laptops and offers capacity for users with bigger RAM requirements.
Organisational Development offers training courses for Windows 7.
Register via the Training and Development calendar in HRonline.
An online training module is available in BlackBoard.
Log in to BlackBoard. Click on the Home tab, then IT Skills link, Operating System link, Windows 7 link.
Are you ready to upgrade?
If you would like to jump the queue and upgrade to Windows 7 in the near future, there are a few things you should consider.
Do you have a large amount of data to transfer?
Generally speaking, upgrading a computer takes a few hours. The process takes longer if you have a significant amount of data to transfer.
It is your responsibility to back up your data before any transfer takes place. Refer to staff backup options for further information.
Is your computer nearing the end of its lease?
If this is the case, waiting for your new computer may be more time efficient.
|If you answered NO to the queststions above, and want to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, contact the 17triplezero IT Service Desk via the Service Portal or by phoning (02) 492 17000.|