Supported Operating systems


Windows 10

IT Services have completed testing of Windows 10 Pro and can confirm its compatibility with a range of core IT systems including Novell, iPrint and Sophos AntiVirus.

All the major business systems have also been tested and have been found to work on Windows 10 using Internet Explorer 11. The one exception is some of the CORE HR back office functionality.

More important information on Windows 10 support is available here.

Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro

The Windows 8 Pro Operating System is supported on the University’s network. 

Windows 7 Pro

The Windows 7 Pro Operating System is fully supported on the University’s network  

Macintosh OS X

Mac OS X is supported on the UCD Network. Access to files on the Netware servers is via UCD Connect. Applications such as Microsoft Office and SPSS are available via Software Download channel in UCD Connect.


Limited NetWare/IPX support is possible under Linux, but is not supported by IT Services. All internet based services should be accessible (web, email and news). If you wish to run internet accessible services (web server, FTP server etc) you should register your machine and services with IT Services to allow incoming access to your server. Please check the Security pages for further details.


UCD IT Services recommends any of the Hewlett Packard range of LaserJet printers. However, some of the lower specification models are unsuitable for use on the University's network, for example:
HP Laserjet 1300
HP LaserJet 1022
HP Color LaserJet 2600n
Please check with your supplier to ensure the printer you choose is compatible with iPrint and your operating system.
Please note that if you want to set up your printer on the network, it must have an internal or external network card (for example a HP JetDirect).