Aalto IT Help

Default applications on Windows workstations

The following applications are installed by default to all centrally managed Windows workstations. (Translations of the descriptions are still work-in-progress.)   Microsoft Office, Project and Visio Microsoft Office Professional Plus, Microsoft Project Pro ja Microsoft Visio. Versio 2016. Lisäksi asennetaan Microsoft Mathematics Add-In for Word ja kattava oikolukupaketti ja joitakin muita lisukkeita. Käyttäjille asennetaan myös Aalto-yliopiston Word-, Powerpoint- ja Visio-dokumenttipohjat.

Software packaging

Software applications for centrally managed Windows, Linux and Mac 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:

How to get applications installed to workstations (Windows)

Installation request for a centrally managed Aalto workstation Check if the application is available in the self-service portal. If so, request targeting from there. If the application is not available in the self-service portal but needs to be available for several users, and the application is free or includes a license for several users, fill out the software packaging request form.

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:

Self-service portal for requesting Windows software installations

Self-service portal is a service where you can request software installations made available by IT to your centrally managed Windows workstation. Some requests need to be approved due to licensing or other restrictions. To use the portal your workstation needs to be attached to your user account and the workstation needs to be connected to Aalto network. After first use you can also use the portal to that workstation with Aalto VPN network connection. Self-service portal only works in staff workstations that are centrally managed on Aalto network.

Troubleshooting for the Matlab application

These instructions describe known problems and solutions for them in the Matlab application. The instructions apply to Windows workstations at least, but they may be of assistance on other platforms too. If the application’s basic functions do not work properly and you receive strange error messages in the Command Window when you start using the application The first thing you should do is try restoring the application’s default paths, as follows: 1. In the Command Window, type the command: restoredefaultpath

Starting software updates on Windows

You can start targeted installation of applications and updates for them on centrally maintained Windows workstations whenever this is convenient for you. This can also be done with portable workstations outside of Aalto University’s network provided that the Aalto VPN connection is switched on. This way you can bring the applications up to date, if they have not been updated otherwise.

Management of RefWorks referencing sources in Word (Windows)

 RefWorks is a service developed for the management of referencing sources that you can use directly from Microsoft Word. The “ProQuest Write-n-Cite for Word” add-in needed for this is distributed to all centrally maintained Windows workstations at Aalto University. The functions are available in Word’s menu, on the RefWorks tab. The instructions below describe the Windows version of Word.