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 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:
1. Select Apple Menu (apple symbol) and click System Preferences. 2. Select Internet Accounts and click Add Other Account…
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.
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/:
Every Aalto-Mac has a pre-installed user guide. You can access the user guide by following the instructions below: Open Finder and select Applications. Click Aalto and Aalto Quick User Guide.pdf
You can install or remove optional programs on an Aalto Mac through application distribution of the Managed Software Center. You can start Managed Software Center directly from the Dock, or from the path: /Applications/Managed Software Center.app. You do not need administrator rights for using the Managed Software Center.
In Macs, some of the user's details are stored in the Keychain, which is usually protected with the user’s log-in password. When you use an Aalto Mac computer, you should change the Aalto password directly from the computer itself, with the instructions below.
You can use the instructions below to determine the name and IP address of your Aalto computer. Aalto-Windows Press Ctrl and F12. Aalto-Mac Open Finder. Start /Applications/Aalto/Aalto Computer Info.app Aalto-Linux 1. Open console, xterm or the equivalent, and type command: hostname 2. Then enter command: ip addr show scope global
Use of Matlab, installed on an Aalto Mac through the Managed Software Center, requires a network connection to Aalto’s license servers (such as VPN). Later on, Matlab can be changed to use a “home use license”. Activation of an alternative license requires the creation of an ID for Mathworks.