Desktop Readiness

Desktop Readiness is responsible for communicating changes and configuration requirements for OnePurdue's enterprise desktop software to Purdue's distributed IT staff. Working with central administrators and business process owners who test and approve software updates, desktop readiness provides product coordination and support for packaging, testing, and installation instructions.

Designed to assist distributed IT with locating the wide range of information required to assist their users, these pages provide links to resources frequently used by Purdue's IT staff.

Information and links to downloading enterprise desktop software may be found under the section below "Download Enterprise Desktop Software".

Common links may be found on the menu at the right. A more complete list of links, including such items as error messages for SAP GUI and Banner and helpful mailing lists, may be found at:
Useful Links

If there is a Purdue IT support related link utilized frequently by you which does not appear on the Useful Links page, please let us know so it may be added.


Beware of opening unknown attachments as 'ransomware' threatens to take users' files hostage:    
read more

12 classroom technology tips to help instructors speed time to teaching:     read more

ITaP updates classroom technology, computers for fall semester:     read more

Email header alerts Purdue users to probable phishing scams:     read more

Keeping social media accounts and cloud-stored files secure:     read more

Mobile devices are convenient, exposing your data on a lost or stolen device isn't:     read more

Download Enterprise Desktop Software

The Enterprise Software Download site is intended for use by IT Support Staff at Purdue University for business use only.

The following software is available on the Enterprise Software Download site:

  • Alertus
  • Ariba Active X plug-in
  • Blackboard Drive
  • BrioQuery
  • Browser configuration notes
  • Banner Document Manager (BDM -EMC Xtender)
  • ImageNow
  • Java version notes
  • Office 2010 BPS annual budget
  • Oracle Client
  • PageCenter IE Print Plug-in
  • PL\SQL Developer
  • Respondus
  • SAPgui
  • SAS/Share ODBC 8.0 (used by both SASShare and Budget data users)

To access this site, you must be previously authorized. A list of IT Support staff with access may be found here. To obtain authorization to access the Enterprise Software Download site, please contact ITaP's Customer Service Center at 49-44000 or email

Please note: The following criteria must be met before access will be granted:

  1. There must be a business need for the employee to have access.
  2. The employee must have a regular staff appointment at Purdue University.
    (No students will be granted access for any reason).
  3. The employee's title in the Purdue Directory must indicate an IT position relating to desktop support.
  4. Access to the Enterprise Software Download site is limited to five employees per department\computing zone.

Once authorized, you may login using your Purdue Career Account and password.

Enterprise System Updates and Maintenance

Finance, HR and purchasing applications normal time frame reserved for system maintenance:
  • Every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. EST
  • Weekends from 3 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday EST
Student systems accessed through the myPurdue portal normal time frame reserved for system maintenance:
  • Every Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight EST.
Blackboard Learn normal time frame reserved for system maintenance:
  • Every Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday EST.
Blackboard Vista normal time frame reserved for system maintenance:
  • Every Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday EST.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4600
© 2016 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints
If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact ITaP at: