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You should have been provided this link because you have a new Windows computer that is configured for a CSCS remote setup.  This guide will take you through all the steps to get your computer set up.


Internet connection of at least _____ (link to how to tell what you've got)

Ethernet cable to connect the computer directly to your internet router (preferred) or the password to connect to your Wireless network.

If a desktop computer you'll also need a monitor, mouse and keyboard.

For a 10Mb/s internet connection the download & setup time is approximately 1.5-2 hours hours. On a 100Mb/s connection it is approximately 30-45 minutes.


  1. If possible, connect your computer to the network by plugging in an ethernet cable (preferred as it will be more reliable and have less interference)
  2. Connect the computer to the mains, and power it on.
  3. Choose a language (only required when multiple languages are installed), locale, and keyboard.
  4. Connect it to a wireless or wired network with internet access. If using wireless, the user must establish the Wi-Fi link.
  5. Enter your email address and you should be re-directed to our sign-in page (see below). Please enter your MINTS password to sign in to the device.
  6. you will see.... and this step will take whatever amount of time we estimate based on internet speed (hint you may want to let this run overnight)
    1. during this time the following will happen:
      1. basic computer set up
      2. windows settings
      3. security settings such as 
      4. software installed: MS Office, Sophos anti virus, VPN software, etc
  7. Reboot the PC (this is required as some of the software requires a reboot to finish setting up - e.g. Sophos Anti-Virus)
  8. what you should do next
    1. Log into the Computer
    2. Log into One drive using your "<crsid>" email address and Raven password.

       Signing in to OneDrive
      1. Click on the OneDrive icon by the clock (you may need to click the "up arrow" to show the icon):
      2. You will then get a popup box asking for your email address - please enter your "<crsid>" email address and click "Sign in". You will then be taken to the University of Cambridge branded login page:
      3. Enter your Raven password and click "Sign in"
      4. The OneDrive icon will then change to become blue, indicating it has signed in:
    3. test OneDrive:
      1. Open Explorer - by clicking on the Folder icon on the desktop, or by pressing the Windows key and E together.
      2. You should see "OneDrive - University of Cambridge" listed on the left:
      3. Expand this by clicking the arrow beside it, and you should see at least the folders "Desktop" and "Documents" listed.
      4. Create a file on your Desktop - right-click on a blank space of the Desktop and choose "New > Text Document" you can give it a name or leave it as "New Text Document". It should briefly show two blue arrows in a circle, indicating it it being Synchronised to OneDrive, before then getting a green-tick indicating it has been uploaded:

        Synchronising      Synchronised
      5. Go to the "Documents" folder in Explorer, and repeat the process - the file should get the blue arrows in the "Status" column initially, before changing to a green-tick:
    4. If you had anything in your University OneDrive you should see it listed in the OneDrive folders.
    5. map your drives?
    6. Install missing applications?

Confirming your setup:

What do they need to do to test?

set up outlook

set up printing

set up wifi


Possible problems

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