IT and study places

Frequently Asked Questions on student desktops

Login, log off and lock

  1. How can I log in on a student desktop?
    You have access to the student desktops with your TiU username (s+6 figures or u+7 figures) and TiU password. You can change your TiU password (TiU password) online via the Password application. Also if you have forgotten your TiU password, go to the
    Password application.

  2. How can I temporarily lock my student desktop?
    Once being logged in on the student desktop the key combination [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] calls up the window for temporarily locking the student desktop for a maximum of 15 minutes.

    It is prohibited to place material on the keyboard, use software or other methods to prevent a restart. Supervising and security personnel check the proper use of the facilities and take action when needed. Your PC might be turned off.

  3. How can I log out?
    To end the session you go to the Start menu and choose the option Shut Down.

  4. Automatic 'power-off' available?
    After a student desktop is switched on, a blue log in screen will appear for 15 minutes. If the desktop stays idle during this period, the power will automatically be switched off. A warning will appear just before this happens.

Save files (M:\ drive)

  1. Can other users see my locally stored files?
    No, other users don't have access to your local files. A reset of the C:\ drive takes place after every log in session, causing the computer to reset completely. So, after every restart it is a standard student desktop. Also the student desktop SWAP partition (D:\ drive) is cleared every day. The SWAP partition is used to store temporary files. Should you have saved files here, please make sure to store them on your M:\ drive or USB stick before ending your session.

  2. If I save files on my desktop, will they remain available for another session?
    No, here also goes that the desktop will be cleared after every restart. So mind to save files on your M:\ drive or USB stick.

  3. What is an M:\ drive?
    Students get a home directory with 250 MB disc space on the student server to store data. Therefore, it is not necessary to store the files on a USB stick. This M:\ drive is also called your home directory and has got the permanent letter M: for every student.

  4. Do I have access to my M:\ drive at home?
    Off-campus you have access to the files saved in your M:\ drive too. Check the FileZilla manual for instructions.

Recall deleted files

  1. I accidentally deleted a file. Can I retrieve it?

          No, deleted files cannot be restored.


  1. How to make a reservation for a student desktop?
    Go to reservation. You first indicate which day and which location you want to use a student desktop. The system then shows a period chart and map of the chosen location, indicating the available student desktops. In the period chart you indicate what times you want to work, after which the map shows all available desktops. A simple click on the desktop of your choice will do to finish the reservation.

    You can book a maximum of 10 periods per week. The evening, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon each count as one period. On workdays between 8:00 and 18:00 o'clock a period is 60 minutes. Reservations are possible four weeks ahead with a minimum of one day before use. The system shows how many units you have booked in a specific week at a single glance. The survey gives detailed information, in which you may also cancel reservations.

  2. Can I access the reservation system at home?
    Yes, go to reservation. You login in with your TiU credentials.
  3. Are there PCs that cannot be reserved?

    A number of PCs at the second level of the library is reserved for students who arrive early at the library. In the workplace reservations system these PCs start with the number 240xx. The PCs cannot be reserved. The first come, first served principle applies.

Keyboard and language settings

The standard computer start up is the Dutch language together with the so-called US keyboard settings. You can switch between the keyboard settings by clicking on the NL-icon and selecting the preferred keyboard setting.