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.


BoilerKey - Two-Factor Authentication Service:     read more

FBI Message: Reboot Your Router:     read more

Classroom and Computer Lab Updates:     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 - Windows
  • Alertus - Mac
  • BrioQuery
  • Browser configuration notes
  • Banner Document Manager (BDM - EMC Xtender)
  • ImageNow
  • Java version notes
  • Office 2010 BPS annual budget
  • Oracle Client
  • Respondus
  • SAP EPM MS Office Add In
  • SAP GUI - standard & BEx
  • SAS\Share ODBC

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.

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