Laptop pool

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Lending laptop pool

General remarks

Starting October 2012, the Faculty of Science will have a pool of 64 laptops that can be lent by employees and students of the Faculty. There are 64 standard-RU laptops (HP Probook 6560b), that are almost identical in use to the pc's in the computer labs. The main difference is that when using the laptops wireless with Windows7, a second login screen appears, in order to login to the wireless network. Furthermore, reserving the laptops will be through Library of Science instead of through the IHZ department. Reservations by groups that paid for the laptops (NLT and Chemistry Lab will have preference. Lending of laptops by the AVD will end in the future.


  • How to log in?

The laptops can only be used with a Science loginname and the corresponding password. When using Windows7 wireless, a second login screen appears in order to login to the wireless network. At this moment this is the Science wireless network, so one can login with the Science login name. We intend to change this to ru-wlan, where one must login with U-number/RU-password, s-number/RU-password or Science

  • What environment is offered?

All laptops now have the standard Windows7-environment of the computer labs. Shortly the laptops will all be made dual-boot (Windows7 and Linux Ubuntu 12.04) like all pc's in the terminal rooms.

Lending procedure

The lender promises by signing the laptop lending agreement to agree with the lending regulations of the Faculty of Science for lending laptops to students and employees.

Lending procedure for a trolley

For Faculty education (NLT, Chemistry Lab, Math Tournament, ...) a complete trolley with maximum 22 laptops can be lent. The trolley has been adjusted by C&CZ in such a way, that the laptops are connected by UTP-cable to the network, in order to have automatic updates working.