Installation media for self-managed workstations
For centrally managed workstations applications are mostly installed from automated software deployment using packages prepared by Aalto IT (see Windows, MacOS, Linux)
However, there are some workstations that are not centrally managed for various reasons. Administrators for these workstations can get installation media with Aalto staff accounts from network share \\work.org.aalto.fi\common\media
Access to some folders there (like Microsoft) is restricted due to licensing reasons only to administrators authorized by Aalto IT. Some applications have specific licensing restrictions which you should follow.
Getting media from a Windows workstation
- You can directly access the media folder from a workstation connected to Aalto network domain. Write the path \\work.org.aalto.fi\common\media in Windows Explorer or at Start menu at lower left corner of the desktop.
- In a workstation connected to Aalto network but not on domain, you need to input your Aalto user account as AALTO\username
Getting media from a MacOS workstation
- Open Finder
- In menu Go, choose Connect to server...
- In Server Address field, write cifs://work.org.aalto.fi/common/media
Input your Aalto user account and password when asked
The media folder should appear in Finder
Getting media from a Linux workstation or server
- In a Linux environment connected to Aalto network domain, media folder can be found directly from here: /m/work/common/media
- Otherwise, you can log on to server kosh.org.aalto.fi and copy the media from there (with scp or sftp for example).
Software installations for Aalto Linux
On a personal research workstation or laptop, if you are marked as primary user of the machine, you can install software from Aalto repository with your normal user rights.
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.
Aalto Mac: application distribution (Managed Software Center)
You can install or remove optional programs on an Aalto Mac through application distribution of the Managed Software Center.