Aalto IT Help

Software packaging

Software applications for centrally managed Windows, Linux and MacOS workstations are mostly installed from automated software deployment. Applications need to be prepared for this by Aalto IT in a process called software packaging. If you want a new or updated application to be available on our deployment system, and it has a license for multiple workstations or it is free:

OneDrive: Quick Guide

OneDrive allows you store your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from any device connected to the Internet. Every user at Aalto University gets 5 TB of OneDrive storage for free. This guide helps you get started. Getting OneDrive Aalto Windows and Aalto Mac OneDrive is installed by default on Aalto Windows and Aalto Mac. Just search for OneDrive. Other Platforms You can download and install the OneDrive client from here:

Opening a resource mailbox in Mac Outlook

You can add a resource mailbox to Mac Outlook as a separate account, alongside your personal mailbox. A resource mailbox means an emailbox that is not a personal mailbox but an emailbox intended for shared use by a community or project. A resource mailbox is also referred to as an organisational mailbox. 1. Open Outlook. 2. In the Outlook menu, select Preferences. 3. Open Accounts. 4. Select your own Aalto e-mail account (if you have several accounts in Outlook), and click Advanced.

Network home directory and redirection on classroom Macs

On classroom Macs and computers for public use (the log-in screen says Public), such as in classroom D at Maari Building, users’ home directories are located on the home.org.aalto.fi network disk. Since some Mac programs do not support this solution, some parts of the home directory tree have directed to local disks on computers by means of symbolic links. At the moment (information last updated on 8 February 2018), the following branches of the home directory are directed to a local disk, under /l/redirections/user ID/: