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DEPT account

The DEPT account is the current Genetics department account used for most non-web computing services offered by Genetics.

Accounts must be requested from the Graduate and HR Administrator. The exception is for taught undergraduates, who accounts are authorised by the Teaching Secretary. Both of these people can be found in G09 near the tea room.

These accounts are used for most communal computers and computerised microscope systems. An account is also needed for access to most printers.

Note that with some systems you may have to enter your username prefixed with dept\

Once your account is created you will have to change your password. Here's some advice.

You can change your password by

  • Logging into a departmental PC (e.g.: the library pcs) and pressing ctrl-alt-delete and choosing the "change password" option.
  • Logging into a departmental Mac (e.g.: the library Macs) and going to "System Preferences" > "Accounts" and clicking "Change Password"
  • Going to this secure web page.