Teaching machines will remain on Windows XP until the Windows 7 migration of staff desktops is complete. This may impact some users of these machines, but unfortunately upgrading the desktop across campus to Windows 7 will inevitably impact someone detrimentally. For the duration of the Windows 7 rollout to staff and students:
- Students and taught postgraduates - will NOT be able to login to a teaching machine.
- Staff and research postgraduates already migrated to Windows 7 in their department -
- Will be able to login to the teaching machine. - A blank profile will be created and a new small H: drive designed only to hold the profile will be connected. A warning message will pop-up advising that this H: drive should not be used to store data.
- Should connect to their filestore using an alternative method such as MyFiles.
- Can use all the built in applications such as Office 2010.
- Can run the NAL and use the delivered applications.
- Staff and research postgraduates who have not been migrated to Windows 7 in their department - there is no change to their use of a teaching machine.