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Procedure for New Machines

New PCs should be ordered through the proper channels using the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) and National Agreements with HP or Dell. The Central Purchasing Office IT Purchasing Group has been formed to promote best practice and best value for money in the procurement and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) related products across the University. See TechNet hardware purchasing page for more details on how to order from HP or Dell.

New machines MUST be configured by Pharmacology IT support before being connected to the PHAR network, this is necessary because the machine will need:

  • specific network configuration
  • to be registered with the department firewall and University Computing Services administrative database (Jackdaw)
  • Operating System updates
  • ANtivirus & Anti-malware software
  • system image backups

Please note that you must collect and sign for your new machine from our store and bring it to the IT office.