Sharing an Office Computer

Issue/Question

I share a computer with another person in my office. Will they be able to access my documents and email account?

Environment

  • Windows

Resolution

Office computers are setup by Desktop Support to allow anyone in the same department to use a computer by logging in with their individual NetIDs.

  • Programs (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.) and files stored locally (e.g. on the Desktop and in My Documents) will be shared amongst the users.
  • Outlook is configured to access Exchange accounts with the Windows login credentials, so a person's individual email account is protected from another person accessing your messages.
  • For additional storage, it is recommended to host them on OneDrive.

Details

Article ID: 505
Created
Tue 8/26/14 11:36 AM
Modified
Wed 6/30/21 2:29 PM