Individual Logon Account Instructions

To Logon

Select ‘Other User’ and logon using the following format:

username: firstname.surname (all small letters)

password: Password1 (capital P)

Note on naming convention:

The ' is retained in names ---> mary.o'reilly

Special characters (é) have been stripped out ---> sinead.browne

Double barreled names have been joined ---> marylou.smith

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Problems logging on

If you cannot logon using the individual logon account for any reason then you should continue to use the student2017 account until further notice

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To change the password

While logged on press ctrl/alt/del and then select ‘Change password’

Follow the instructions on screen

Note on Password format:

New passwords must be:

1) at least 8 characters long,

2) contain one capital letter

3) contain at least one number.

Do not include any spaces or special characters.

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Using the Private Drive

Save your files to your own private drive. This drive can be accessed by logging on to any machine in the college using your individual logon account.

Select File Explorer, Select ‘This PC’, Select Drive Y:your-logon-name

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To Sign Out

Sign out of your account when you have finished by selecting  ‘Start’, User, Sign Out

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Please note that every time you logon to a different machine (for the first time) it will take around 3-5 minutes to complete the process. This is because a local profile for your account must be created on the actual machine.