You need to start getting ready for your new device by completing a few housekeeping tasks. Everything you need to do along with supporting guides is explained below.
If you need any more help then speak to your project champion.
TIDY OUT YOUR DESKTOP
Any files you have saved in your My Documents and Desktop folders (or on shared drives) will follow you to your new device. If you have any files stored locally on your device, for example, within your Downloads folder then you must move this data to an EDRMS file location, or to a shared drive folder, as soon as possible - failure to do this will result in you losing information.
You need to delete any files you no longer need and store all your information in your shared area with EDRMS to comply with information security principles.
The data stored locally on your machine is monitored and you should always follow our good practice guidelinesand transfer/save all files to your dedicated EDRMS file area, or your shared network drives, once you have finished working on them.
Non-work related files should not be stored on the council IT network.
Always make sure you are following the council's acceptable use ICT policy to keep your data safe and secure
TAKE A NOTE OF SHARED MAILBOXES
Take a note of the names of any shared mailboxes you use. For help on how to do this read our Guide 1. Take note of shared mailboxes [102kb]
SAVE YOUR EMAIL SIGNATURE
You will need to save your email signature over to use on your new machine. For help on how to do this read our Guide 2. Take note of email signatures [151kb].
SAVE YOUR INTERNET FAVOURITES
You will need to take a copy of your web browser favourites or bookmarks. (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome depending on what you use). For help on how to do this read our guide Guide 3. Note browser bookmarks and favourites. [220kb]
TAKE A NOTE OF YOUR PRINTERS
Take a note of printers connected to your existing device, so that these can be set back up on your new device. For help on how to do this read our guide Guide 4. Take note of network printers [388kb]
Remember to update your network login password as soon as you receive your reminder - as leaving this until the last day can cause you to be locked out of the network and unable to save your data.