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MCS Software

The software available differs according to the platform, Windows, Macintosh and Linux being used. Consistency of application version across all operating systems is maintained where possible. Some PCs across the the MCS are dual boot, offering Linux and Windows operating systems.

NOTE: there is no remote access to Macintosh applications from outside the managed clusters, you can however access a limited set of Windows applications via the DS-Remote service. Linux applications can be accessed remotely, and also your DS files and DS printers.


Kiosk mode access from the MCS

A "kiosk mode" facility allows fast access from a MCS Windows (or Macintosh) machine to email, the library catalogue and password management without the overhead of fully logging in to the MCS.

At the MCS Windows (or Macintosh) login screen, where you would normally enter your UIS identifier and password, type one of the logons below (instead of your identifier) and leave the password blank. You will be taken straight to the associated web page:

hermes – Hermes Webmail

newton – University Library Catalogue

signup – UIS Password Management (including user registration)

owa – Outlook Web Access (Exchange OnLine)

Please note these are very restricted “workstation” logons and therefore certain features are not available eg attached file download/open, printing etc. If you require full “workstation” functionality you will need to login to the workstation with your University identifier and password.

Last updated: September 2017