Cranfield Campus - Cranfield University

Cranfield Campus - Cranfield University
IT Services Guide
Student Edition
(Cranfield Campus)
Contents
IT Services at Cranfield ............................................................................................................................ 2
IT Training ............................................................................................................................................... 2
Access to IT services ............................................................................................................................... 3
EVE—The Cranfield Student Portal .................................................................................................. 3
Password Manager ........................................................................................................................... 3
Internet access on campus ...................................................................................................................... 4
Internet in residences ........................................................................................................................ 4
Wireless networks ............................................................................................................................. 5
eduroam............................................................................................................................................ 5
Protecting your PC ................................................................................................................................... 7
Anti-malware recommendations ........................................................................................................ 7
Preventing malware infection ............................................................................................................ 7
Cranfield email services ........................................................................................................................... 8
Accessing Cranfield email using WebMail ......................................................................................... 8
Accessing Cranfield email using Outlook 2010.................................................................................. 9
Accessing Cranfield email from portable devices ............................................................................ 10
Saving your work ................................................................................................................................... 12
Accessing the network file store on campus .................................................................................... 12
Accessing the network file store via the Extranet ............................................................................ 12
Accessing the network file store from MS Windows ........................................................................ 13
Printing .................................................................................................................................................. 14
Registering your printer card ........................................................................................................... 14
Contact Information ......................................................................................................................... 15
Useful Websites .............................................................................................................................. 15
Student Induction Presentation
Images courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net
This Student Guide to IT Services has been
produced to accompany our Student IT
Induction presentation for new students.
For a quick overview of the IT Services on offer
and to find out how to ask for help and advice
with IT-related issues, take a few minutes to
view our Student IT Induction presentation
online at:
intranet.cranfield.ac.uk/it/Pages/Help.aspx
Quick Byte Videos
Several features in this booklet display a video
camera icon beside them. This icon indicates that an accompanying Quick Byte video is available to
view online. Either click on the icon or follow the link in the Useful Websites section at the end of the
booklet to access the library of Quick Bytes.
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IT Services at Cranfield
As a Cranfield student you will have access to a wide
range of IT services and facilities provided by the
Cranfield University IT Department, including:

Cranfield email

network file storage

the Intranet and extranet

the Cranfield VLE

free IT training

library and learning services

a network of PCs, some of which are
available 24 hours.
You may not need to use all of these services but they are available to you if you wish to with full support
from the Cranfield IT Department. The IT Department is centrally located in Building 63 on the Cranfield
campus; although all Cranfield University’s IT services are designed for use both on and off campus from
devices connected to the internet.
In this booklet we will outline the various services on offer, how to use them and who to go to for advice
and support.
IT Training
All IT training for students is free and delivered in a number of ways, allowing students to enhance their IT
skills during their time at Cranfield.

Classroom-based courses allow students to tackle new subjects with the support of a trainer.

Teach yourself using a wide range of training guides, online learning tools and video.

One-to-one support to learn new skills and resolve problematic documents.
For full details of upcoming courses and to reserve a place online visit the IT Training pages. You can
also visit or contact the IT training team for one-to-one assistance with using the full range of Microsoft
Office applications.
Our trainer-led course on Using the Thesis Template is always particularly well received and is definitely
worth attending if you want to avoid the headaches so often associated with formatting theses. You will
be shown how easy it is to download and start using the thesis template and how to manage your page
numbering, captions, cross-references, table of contents and so on.
Courses can also be arranged on request. If you have an interest in any of
our courses please raise it with your Course Director so they can co-ordinate
with the rest of the course and the IT Department to arrange for training.
For further information on training
Visit the Training pages on the Intranet
under Services  Information technology
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Access to IT Services
EVE—The Cranfield Student Portal
Before you use your Cranfield username to access any IT services it
eve.cranfield.ac.uk
is essential that you complete the online set up process in the student
records system, EVE. If you need assistance in accessing your EVE
account contact the IT Service Desk (see the Contact Information section on page 17 for details).
EVE, in conjunction with our Password Manager facility, allows you to self-manage your Cranfield IT
account, keep your personal information current, and to reset your Cranfield IT account remotely through
the use of security questions.
Logging in to EVE
When you first log in to EVE you will be prompted to change your password. Passwords are case
sensitive, must be at least 8 characters in length and contain characters from 3 of the following 4
categories: uppercase letters (A-Z), lowercase letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and symbols (e.g. !,%,#,$).
Next you will be prompted to enter your date of birth and submit answers to three security questions. We
strongly recommend that you answer these questions as they will be used for authentication purposes if
you ever need to request a password reset. If you are unable to access your account, and haven’t gone
through this process, you will need to present your student identification to the Cranfield IT Service Desk
on campus who will then unlock your account for you.
Password Manager
If you lock yourself out of your account, or you cannot remember your password, use the Password
Manager online self-service tool to regain access.
www.cranfield.ac.uk/pwman
Please note that once
created, passwords expire
after 12 months
With this tool you can reset or change your password by entering the answers to the security questions
that you supplied in EVE so it is important that you try to remember the answers to the questions. If you
cannot remember the answers to your security questions contact the IT Service Desk to reset your
password.
Important: The IT Department will never ask for your password and you should never share or disclose
your password to anyone.
Changing an existing password
How strong is your password?
To change an existing password (that is one you
have not forgotten) click on the Change your
password link on the left-hand side of the screen.
You will be asked to submit your username, your
current password and the new one you would like
to use.
Use Microsoft’s password strength checker to
check the strength of your password
www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/pc-security/
password-checker.aspx
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Internet access on campus
Internet in residences
The residential areas of the Cranfield campus* are connected to a network known as
‘ResNet’ allowing you fast access to the campus network and the internet from your room.
The halls of residence and shared houses also have an internet telephone service and the
facility to watch television through your PC.
* Except the detached houses in Handley Page Close, Reynolds Close and Henson Close. Residents in
these houses should contact the IT Service Desk for details of how to connect to the internet.
Accessing the Cranfield Residential Network
There are two ways to access ResNet: the first is to connect your PC to the socket in your room using a
network cable, the second is to use the wireless network ResNet Personal. All the Cranfield campus
residences (except the locations excluded in the note above) have access to both wired and wireless
connectivity.
In order to use ResNet, whether wirelessly or via a wired connection, you will need to self-register your
computer using your Cranfield username and password. These details are the same as you used to
access the EVE student portal. If you have forgotten your username or password please contact the IT
Service Desk.
You must ensure that your computer’s software is up-to-date with all essential security updates. You
should also have an up-to-date anti-virus and malware application installed. If you don’t have any antivirus software we recommend downloading and installing a free copy of Microsoft Security Essentials.
Access to ResNet will be enabled 4 days before the start of your course, providing you have completed
the pre-registration task via EVE.
Activating ResNet Access
When you arrive in your residence you will be provided with a guide to getting connected to ResNet.
If you would like a copy of these instructions see IT Information Sheet: IT24 ResNet User Guide.
What if I need help?
Connecting to ResNet is quite straightforward and most people connect without any problems, but help is
available if you need it. Telephone the IT Service Desk, open Monday-Friday, on 01234 754199 or 4199
free from your room. If your query is less urgent you can email us at [email protected]
Freewire services
Rooms in the following residences are provided with a Freewire IP telephone: Mitchell Hall, Lanchester
Hall, Stringfellow Hall, Chilver Hall, Fedden House, West Road and The Drive. Freewire uses the internet
to make phone calls instead of the usual telephone lines.
The Freewire TV service, also available on ResNet, delivers a wide range
of free, premium and international television and radio channels direct to
your PC, laptop or Macintosh, saving you the trouble of bringing a TV of
your own. Although the Freewire TV service is free of charge you must
purchase a TV licence in order to use it.
For more information about the Freewire telephone and TV service or to
sign up for an account visit www.studentcom.co.uk
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Wireless networks
There is extensive wireless network coverage across all areas of the Cranfield campus.
However, coverage may be limited to specific floors or areas such as lecture rooms.
Which wireless service should I use?
In addition to the ResNet Personal wireless service, accessible only to students living in University
residences, there are two further wireless networks available to students wanting to connect to the internet
from their personal equipment:

Eduroam - is the preferred method of securely connecting to the wireless network for personal
equipment belonging to Cranfield students. See below for detailed instructions on how to connect to
the Cranfield Personal network.

Cranfield Web - no configuration is required to connect to this unencrypted wireless service.
Select this service from the list of available wireless networks and then launch your web browser.
You will be automatically directed to the Wireless Authentication page, where you will be required to
enter your Cranfield network username and password.
eduroam
The eduroam system is a secure world-wide roaming internet access service developed for
the international education and research community. This means that, once configured for
eduroam at Cranfield, students can go to any other participating site (which includes most
universities in the UK, Europe and further afield) and use the eduroam wireless network without the need
for a special guest account.
Connecting to eduroam
The easiest way to configure eduroam on your laptop is to use the automated setup tool.
To configure eduroam using automatic setup from Windows 7/8:
1.
Click on the Network Connection icon
2.
Select the Setup Cranfield Wireless network then click Connect.
3.
Open your web browser (in Windows 8 please ensure you open your browser from Desktop Mode).
You will be automatically redirected to the configuration wizard.
on the Task Bar.
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4.
Click the Start button to proceed. A new page will be displayed and XpressConnect setup will load
(if you are asked to confirm the install follow the on-screen instructions).
5.
Select the eduroam wireless network
then click Continue.
6.
Enter your Cranfield network username
and password when prompted to do so.
Note: XpressConnect will automatically
add @cranfield.ac.uk to your username.
Click Continue.
7.
The setup procedure will now configure
your laptop and migrate you to the
eduroam network.
8.
Once the setup procedure has finished
you should see a confirmation message.
Click Done to complete the process.Tip:
If there are any problems during setup
XpressConnect will generally provide
assistance. Follow the on-screen
instructions.
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Protecting your PC
Anti-malware recommendations
If your laptop or PC is not properly protected it can become infected with malicious software (malware)
without your knowledge. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, dishonest
adware and other types of malicious and unwanted software.
Cranfield University requires anyone connecting personal computer equipment to the University network
to ensure that they are running up-to-date anti-malware software and that all operating system software
updates are current (See IT Information Sheet: IT04 for information on performing Windows Updates).
To protect against viruses the IT Department
recommends installing Microsoft Security
Essentials antivirus software.
Free anti-malware software
Microsoft Security Essentials:
www.microsoft.com/security_essentials
(Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender which is
the same as Security Essentials)
Malwarebytes:
www.malwarebytes.org
To prevent infection by spyware or other types of
malware, you may also consider installing dedicated
anti-spyware products such as Malwarebytes or
Spybot Search and Destroy.
Spybot Search and Destroy:
www.safer-networking.org
Download, install and run these applications and any threats they discover should be removed.
Note: In some cases the threats may not be completely removed, in which case repeating the scans in
safe mode may help. To boot into safe mode re-boot your computer and hold down the F8 key until a
boot menu appears. Choose Safe Mode and wait for the machine to boot.
If you still have a problem with spyware then you may need to consider using the original restore CD to
restore your computer to factory settings. This will normally remove any spyware, although you will lose
all of your data and programs. You should always backup your personal data to an external source
such as a CD/DVD or external hard drive before doing this.
Preventing malware infection
The best way to avoid being infected by malware is to install anti-malware software and follow a few
simple rules:

Keep your computer's software up-to-date by downloading updates on a regular basis.

Only run software which you know is from a reputable and legitimate source.

Scan your hard disk regularly using anti-virus software. Scan removable media before you use
them and before you send them to other users.

Regularly backup your important files.

Wherever possible, only visit reputable and legitimate websites.

Do not open unsolicited emails from sources you do not recognise.

Install a firewall to hide your computer from unsolicited network traffic.
Already infected with a virus?
If you suspect that your PC already has a virus, but you don’t yet have
any anti-virus software installed, we recommend running an free virus
scan using McAfee Labs Stinger before installing an anti-virus
product. Stinger is a standalone utility used to detect and remove
specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but it
is an effective tool for dealing with an infected system.
Stinger can be downloaded from:
www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/index.aspx.
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Cranfield email services
You can access your Cranfield email account both on and off-site. This booklet explains how to access
your emails through a web browser using Microsoft Outlook Web App (commonly known as ‘WebMail’),
from smart devices or with the full Outlook client. The Cranfield Exchange supports IMAP and SMTP
protocols so if you wish to connect using alternative means to those given here please contact the IT
Service Desk for assistance.
On campus we recommend the use of the WebMail service as you will be unable to save the required
settings for the full Outlook client on the campus PCs.
The Cranfield email global address book contains the email addresses of Cranfield staff and students at
both the Cranfield and Shrivenham campuses.
The University will use your Cranfield email address as the primary email contact address so please
ensure you check it regularly. Alternatively, you can ask the Cranfield IT Service Desk to forward it to an
email address of your choice or you can do this for yourself by using the forwarding facility in EVE.
Accessing Cranfield email using WebMail
The look and feel of WebMail is very similar to the full Microsoft Outlook client. You can search for people
or emails, create folders, set up appointments and send and receive email. It will work from any internet
enabled system via a web browser.
To access your Cranfield email account via WebMail:
1.
Open your web browser.
2.
Go to outlookanywhere.cranfield.ac.uk
3.
Select the appropriate security setting for public or private use computer.
4.
Enter your Cranfield username and password.
5.
Click Sign in.
6.
Your Inbox will be displayed automatically. Use the Navigation pane on the left-hand side to access
your other mail folders, calendar, contacts and so on.
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Accessing Cranfield email using Outlook 2010
To configure Outlook 2010 to access your Cranfield email account:
1.
Open Microsoft Outlook. On the first use of Outlook the Startup wizard will begin automatically.
Note: If this does not happen, or you already have an email account set up:
i.
Select Start  Control Panel  Mail
ii.
Show Profiles  check Prompt for profile to be used  Add
2.
Give the profile a name for example Cranfield Email then click OK
3.
Select the Email Account option.
4.
Delete any auto-populated details
in the email address field and enter
your Cranfield email address.
5.
Enter your Cranfield Password in
the two password fields then click
Next.
6.
When prompted by the Windows
Security message select Use
another account.
7.
Replace any auto-populated
details with your Cranfield account
information:


User Name: Prefix your
Cranfield user name with CCNT\
Password: Enter your Cranfield password
8.
Click OK. Acknowledge the message to restart Outlook.
9.
Providing all the details entered are correct you should see a Congratulations message. A
successful set up will be indicated by 3 green ticks as shown here.
If you get an error on the last screen press the Cancel button and start again.
If you are still experiencing an issue please contact the IT Service Desk.
9.
Click Finish.
10.
Outlook is now configured to access
your Cranfield email account.
When you open Outlook and select
your Cranfield profile you will be
prompted for your CCNT username
and password details.
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Accessing Cranfield email from portable devices
There are many different types of portable devices that can be used with Cranfield services. This section
contains instructions on the most popular devices but this is by no means a definitive list.
Note: Synchronising your email without an unlimited or allocated internet access quota may incur
significant costs. Prior to configuring any mobile device to access Cranfield email check potential network
charges.
Apple Mobile Devices
To configure an Iphone, Ipod Touch, or Ipad:

To add a mailbox select:
Settings  Mail, Contacts and Calendars 
Add Account  Microsoft Exchange

[email protected]
Enter the following details as shown:
outlookanywhere.cranfield.ac.uk
Email: Your Cranfield email address
Server: outlookanywhere.cranfield.ac.uk *
Domain: CCNT
Username: Your network username (e.g. r123456)
Password: Your network password
Description: Cranfield E-mail
CCNT
r123456
******************
* This option may not initially show.
On selecting Next you
may be prompted to enter the server details.
Cranfield Email
Android Devices
There are several different versions of the Android operating system and many mail applications that
come pre-installed or are available to download. For the purposes of this document we will focus on
the HTC Work Email Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync app. If you do not have this app try the same
settings on your device by selecting Exchange Mail, or check your app-store for updates or an
alternative app.
To configure an Android device:

Open the app, skip the first screen, and select Manual
Setup.

The next window will ask you to enter some information
about your mail account.

[email protected]
outlookanywhere.cranfield.ac.uk
Email Address: Your Cranfield email address
Server Address: outlookanywhere.cranfield.ac.uk
Domain: CCNT
Username: Your network username (e.g. r123456)
Password: Your network password
CCNT
Tick the box This server requires an encrypted SSL
connection.
***************
On confirmation of these details your mail will begin to
synchronise.
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r123456
BlackBerry Devices
BlackBerry phones all use the same operating system (except the 10 series). However, the software
installed by different network providers can result in variances in the interface appearance. For the
vast majority of BlackBerry phones email configuration can be found under the Setup menu.
To configure a BlackBerry device:

From the Setup menu select Email Accounts  Create or Add an email account.
Important: If the only option you see is BlackBerry Enterprise email, talk to your service
provider for assistance in unlocking the required email setup options.

By default the personal email screen prompts for your email address and password and will
attempt an auto configuration of the email; this process will always fail. To get to the next
menu you will first need to complete the following steps.

Once the auto-configuration fails your BlackBerry will display an option to provide additional
settings, the details of which are:
Mailbox type: Exchange or Outlook Web Access
Username: Your network username (e.g. r123456)
Password: Your network password
Domain: CCNT

If you are prompted for a Mailbox name just enter your Username again.
Once the process has completed successfully you will receive a message to say that mail sync
will start in 20 minutes and you will have a new mail icon on your main menu screen.
Windows mobile Devices
To configure a Windows Mobile device:

Go to Settings and under System select Email & Accounts.

Enter the following information:
Email address: Your Cranfield email address
Password: Your network password
Username: Your network username (e.g. r123456)
Domain: CCNT

Your exchange account should auto configure the default exchange settings. If the account does not auto configure you
will need to enter outlookanywhere.cranfield.ac.uk in the exchange server field and set it to use the default port.
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Saving your work
Your Cranfield IT account includes 1GB of secure personal file storage mapped to the letter ‘z’ referred to
locally as the z:\ drive. This is the recommended area to store your work as it is accessible both on and
off-campus, is backed up daily and any deleted files are retrievable for 3 months. We can also recover
older versions of files on request if a file is corrupted in some way or you want to revert back to an earlier
version. Increases in the amount of file storage space can be granted by the IT Service Desk if required,
although larger quotas must be justified.
Accessing the network file store on campus
To access your z:\ drive:
1.
Log on to the network using your Cranfield username and password.
2.
To view the contents of your z:\ drive select Start  Computer  Z:
Accessing the network file store via the Extranet
You can access the Cranfield file storage off-campus in several ways but you will probably find it easier to
use the Cranfield Extranet.
To access the Extranet:
1.
Go to extranet.cranfield.ac.uk
2.
Enter your Cranfield username and password and set the realm to Cranfield.
3.
Click Sign In.
4.
The Cranfield Extranet Home screen will be displayed.
Links to both your Personal Filestore
and Group Drives can be found under
the Files tab on the right-hand side of the
screen.
To access your personal file store select:
Personal Filestore  Your school 
Your username
To download a file from the Extranet:
1.
Select the tick box next to the file you want to download. Select Download  Download. When
prompted to do so choose to open or save the file.
2.
The file will be downloaded as a compressed .zip file. You will need to extract the file before use.
Note: When you open or save a file from the extranet it will be stored locally on your PC and any changes
made to the file will be written locally. You will need to upload the file to your file store to save any
amendments you have made.
To upload files to the Extranet:
1.
Select Upload Files then click Browse to locate the file you want to upload. Select the required file
and click Open.
2.
Click Upload. If you already have a file of the same name you can choose to save the file with a
new name else it will be automatically renamed by appending the upload date to avoid overwriting
the original copy.
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Accessing the network file store from MS Windows
If you regularly use the same computer off campus, you can map a permanent connection to your file
store without needing to go via the Extranet. The benefit of this method of connection is that it acts in
much the same way as a drive on your computer. If you open a file, work on it and click on save it will
automatically save to the mapped location. Providing you have an internet connection you can work
directly with your files and folders without the need to download a local copy.
The following instructions explain how to map a drive to your network file store on a Windows machine.
To map a network drive using Windows XP:
1.
Click on the Start button.
2.
Select My Network Places.
3.
Click on Add a network place.
4.
When the Add Network Place Wizard opens, click
Next.
5.
Select Choose another network location.
Click Next again.
6.
Enter the address for the file store you wish to access:
https://fs-webdav.cranfield.ac.uk/users/your school/
your username
7.
Click Next.
8.
Enter your username in the form ccnt\username and
password. Click OK. If you choose to tick the
Remember my password box you will not need to
retype these credentials again when accessing the
network file store from home.
9.
Give the share an appropriate name. Click Next and
then Finish.
10.
You will now be able to view the folder under My Network Places within My Computer or when
saving files.
To map a network drive using Windows 7/8:
1.
Right click on Computer on the Start menu. Select Map
network drive...
2.
Select a drive letter and put the relevant network path in
the Folder box:
https://fs-webdav.cranfield.ac.uk/users/your school/
your username
3.
Check the box that says Connect using different
credentials.
4.
Enter your username in the form ccnt\username and
password into the dialogue box. Click OK.
5.
The network drive will then display under Computer beside
the drive letter you specified in Step 2 above. Tick the
Remember my credentials box if you wish.
Note: If you have opted to save your username and password
details you will need to reset the network drive if you change your
password.
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Printing
Integrated printer/copier/scan-to-email devices are installed in all main student
computer rooms and the Library. Students are allocated an initial print credit by their
school at the start of the academic year. If required, students can purchase
additional print credit using the secure SafeCom online payment system.
Cranfield operates a ‘Follow me’ printing service, allowing you to print to a central
print server and then call off your printing by swiping your printer card at any of the
student printers on campus. Printer cards are available for collection from the IT
Service Desk in Building 63.
For more information about printing services visit:
intranet.cranfield.ac.uk/it/Pages/StudentPrinting.aspx
Printer Queues
Printer Charges
The are two central server queues, one for black
and white output and one for colour printing:
Single Sided
(per sheet)
\\ccprint-1.central.cranfield.ac.uk\mps-mono
\\ccprint-1.central.cranfield.ac.uk\mps-colour
If you print to the colour queue but then call the
document off on a black and white only printer, the
printing costs will be adjusted to reflect the black
and white output.
How to register your printer card
 Swipe your card
To begin the registration process, swipe your
printer card across the sensor pad on top of
the printer.
 Enter your user account details
Select one of the functions e.g. Pull Print.
The Login to Register Card screen will
appear.
Touch OK.
Touch the Username field then type in your
Cranfield network username. Type your
network password into the Password field.
Touch OK.
 Sign out
Complete the registration process by swiping
your printer card across the sensor pad to sign
out.
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Double Sided
(per sheet)
Black &
White
Colour
Black &
White
Colour
A4
3p
7p
5p
13p
A3
5p
10p
9p
19p
Contact Information
Cranfield IT Department
Opening Hours
Telephone: +44 (0)1234 75 4199
Onsite quick dial: #4199
Email:
[email protected]
Intranet:
intranet.cranfield.ac.uk/it
Monday - Friday 8.00am - 8.00pm
IT Training
Opening Hours
Telephone: +44 (0)1234 75 2922 or +44 (0)1234 75 2948
Email:
[email protected]
Intranet:
intranet.cranfield.ac.uk/it/Pages/Training.aspx
Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday
9.00am - 5:00pm
Useful Websites
Cranfield Intranet: intranet.cranfield.ac.uk
Cranfield Extranet: extranet.cranfield.ac.uk
Cranfield Website: www.cranfield.ac.uk
Cranfield Webmail: outlookanywhere.cranfield.ac.uk
EVE: eve.cranfield.ac.uk
Password Manager: www.cranfield.ac.uk/pwman
SafeCom printing service: ccprintman-1.central.cranfield.ac.uk/safecom
Network Personal File Storage address: https://fs-webdav.cranfield.ac.uk/users/school/username
IT Policies and Procedures: intranet.cranfield.ac.uk/it/Pages/policiesandprocedures.aspx
Web DropOff Box: dropoff.cranfield.ac.uk
Library & Information Services: intranet.cranfield.ac.uk/Library/Cranfield
Quick Byte videos: intranet.cranfield.ac.uk/it/Pages/QuickBytes.aspx
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