Using a Staff Managed Desktop
Most staff PCs are Staff Managed Desktops (it says Staff Managed Desktop when you login or press the CTRL + ALT + Delete keys together to lock the PC).
Get started using your staff PC
- To access files and print, you may need to map a drive and install a printer.
- To use Outlook for your staff email open Microsoft Outlook. The setup process should run: choose Microsoft Exchange if asked for the mail service/type.
- Turn your PC off overnight and at weekends to save power and ensure that automatic Windows updates can be applied.
- You're responsible for all activity on your PC so need to lock it when you leave it unattended. To do this press the CTRL + Alt + Delete keys together.
- Your PC or laptop must be secure and protected from viruses.
- Full IT regulations
- You can request temporary admin rights to install work-related software.
Using campus PCs
- Using a Windows 10 Staff Managed Desktop PC
- Using teaching PCs in lecture theatres and seminar rooms
Finding software on Windows 7 staff PCs
To add new software: click Start, then search for and select Update this list of software. Once it has run, click Start, All programs to see what has been installed.
More software is available over the network::
- Click Start, then search for and select Install a Program from the Network.
- Select software from the list and click Install - it looks like nothing is happening, but software is installed in the background; it can take a while and you won't be notified when it's finished; it will just appear in your Programs.
- Other software: check software availability and contact us to request anything not listed. Some packages offer educational discounts on licenses for personal use.
Collaboration and communication software
SharePoint is collaborative web space for staff to share documents and tasks. You can access it from on and off campus with your Kent IT Account.
Mailing list software
You can create a mailing list that both University users and external users can subscribe to. A useful tool for sharing key academic messages to students or staff, your list can be created in a way that does not allow users to unsubscribe. University of Kent mailing lists