VCU Alert Desktop Alert Client Deployment
Posted by Joey Noble on 2016-November-18 09:53 AM

Starting Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, Windows-based VCU computers (laptops, desktops, etc.) will begin receiving on screen emergency alerts when an active, imminent and life-threatening situation exists that impacts the Monroe Park and/or MCV Campus. VCU's LiveSafe users will also receive an emergency alert message through the cell phone app. These new notifications are part of VCU’s multi-channel system for communicating emergency information to students, faculty, staff, visitors and the community. Other channels include sirens along with text messages, Alertus boxes, mass email, digital signs, social media and VCU website information.

The VCU Alert Alertus desktop client software will be deployed on Friday, November 18th, via a GPO. The GPO will be at the top level OU of the Rams domain. All domain joined Windows desktop computers (not servers) will receive the software package. Current Mac users may install the Alertus Desktop client manually using the link below. All new laptops (Mac/Windows) will have the Alertus Desktop Client pre-installed.

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