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IT Overview

IT facilities for PPE staff and students are provided and supported by three separate groups: local PPE IT staff, School of Physics and Astronomy IT staff, and University of Glasgow IT Services staff. Contact details for each group, along with an overview of the services they provide, can be found on the IT management page.

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Information about a lot of the IT facilities to which you will have access is provided in this wiki, and it is well worth spending some time reading through it. This page summarises some of the key information, and should help you get started when you first join the group.
 
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Additional information on IT matters can be found in the following locations:
 
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Accounts

 
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The latest version this Overview can be found at https://twiki.ppe.gla.ac.uk/bin/view/IT/ITOverview.
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As a member of the PPE group, you will have several accounts:
 
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Account Use Managed By
PPE PPE Linux desktops and services PPE IT Support
GUPHYSICS PPE and school Windows desktops; GUPHYSICS wireless network School IT (but PPE IT Support can reset passwords)
GUID E-Mail; university services IT Services
 
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Accounts

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Your PPE and GUPHYSICS accounts will be created for you by PPE and school IT support when you arrive. Your GUID (Glasgow Unique IDentifier) is managed centrally by IT Services.

  • Members of staff can set up their GUID by following the registration instructions on the IT Services GUID page.
  • For students, your GUID is your matriculation number followed by the first letter of your surname, and will be set up as part of the registration process with the university. Further information may be found on the IT Services GUID page.

E-Mail

Staff and student e-mail accounts are managed centrally by IT services, and should be created for you automatically when you join the university. Further information, including instructions on how to configure various e-mail clients, can be found at the following locations:

 
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A PPE group member will have serveral accounts:
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Account Responsible
PPE linux account - access to the PPE linux desktops PPE System admin
GUPHYSICS Windows - access to the PPE (and departmental) windows desktops Mainly Departmental IT (but the PPE System admin can reset passwords)
Email account (also used for access to departmental linux machine, e.g. login.physics.gla.ac.uk) Departmental IT
GUID - used for many university wide services (e.g. VPN service) Computing Service, see http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/it/forstaff/guid/ to create on account
The Email, GUPHYSICS and PPE account will be setup as part of getting started in the PPE group. Other accounts will require deliberate action to setup.
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The university also provides web access for its e-mail accounts:
 
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Information / Documentation Sources

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This TWiki Web (the IT Web) accessable at https://twiki.ppe.gla.ac.uk/bin/view/IT/WebHome covers PPE specific IT issues. Please take the time to look at the TWiki for IT information. If the layout of the TWiki is confusing then please use the TWiki search function. The search link is to the upper part of the left hand sidebar of TWiki pages. The TWiki has several other Webs (ATLAS, DetDev, ScotGrid) and well as the TWiki Web which contains documentation on using the TWiki.
 
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For departmental matters there is the IT Matters web site, which amongst other things has the list of wireless access codes.
 
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University wide the main page for Computing Service is http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/it/.
 

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