This page describes the Aalto centrally-managed Windows computers, where login is via Aalto accounts. If you have a standalone laptop, some of this may be relevant, but for the most part you will access your data and Aalto resources via Remote Access.
This page is still under development.
In the Aalto installations, login is via Aalto account only.
Full disk encryption¶
TODO: Aalto instructions
Note, that on standalone installations, you can do encryption by searching “TrueCrypt” in programs - it is already included.
(project, archive, scratch, home mainly)
You can store local data at
C:\LocalUserData\User-data\<yourusername>. Note that this is not
backed up or supported. For data you want to exist in a few years,
use a network drive. It can be worth making a working copy here,
since it can be faster.
There is a Windows software self-service portal which can be used to install some software automatically.
Installing other software¶
To install most other software, you need to apply for a workstation