Managed Cluster rooms
UIS runs a number of public rooms ('Managed Clusters'), and many Colleges and Departments also have similar rooms for the use of their own members.
Opening hours and locations
The service runs 24/7, subject to occasional downtime for scheduled work. Some MCS rooms (those managed centrally by UIS) are also designated Teaching Rooms which may be booked for courses at certain times.
Some rooms offer Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms; others only one or two.
Note: We do not make detailed information about these facilities available publicly. Please log in with Raven (top right of the screen) to access the links below.
Logging in to an MCS computer
When you log in, you are automatically connected to DS-Filestore (your Desktop Services filespace). You can also access this from any other Internet-connected system.
DS-Filestore and DS-Print can be accessed from your own computer or mobile device, from elsewhere on the network.
Windows and Mac OS applications
MCS Windows and Macintosh applications (e.g. office software, teaching programs) can not be accessed remotely from outside the MCS (e.g. from machines in college rooms).
Linux users may, however, log in to the giving access to all your DS files, and appropriate Linux applications.
Help and support
To help you use the software on the MCS computers, libraries of information are available in the UIS public rooms, from the UIS Service Desk and in other Managed Clusters rooms.
For information about physical and software aids to accessibility, and other specialist facilities for users with additional needs, please see: