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Set Hyperlinks to Open in Outlook

If you want to ensure that hyperlinks in your emails open in your system's default web browser directly from Microsoft Outlook, follow these steps:

Open Outlook Options:

  • Launch Microsoft Outlook.
  • Click on the File tab in the top-left corner of the Outlook window.
  • Select Options from the list on the side of the screen to open the Outlook Options dialog box.

Navigate to Advanced Options:

How to Secure Print

Follow this guide to send and retrieve Secure Print jobs on a Xerox, Canon, or Rioch printer/copier.

How to Install Software via Self Service

AdminIT utilizes the UC Davis Self-Service application allows end-users to install frequently requested software onto their computer on their own without needing administrative rights.

Connect to the Campus VPN on an iOS Device

Add the Campus VPN
  1. Download the Ivanti Secure Access Client from the App Store
    • If this is a UCD-issued device, the application may already be installed 
  2. Open the Ivanti application and enter the URL:

  3. On the next page, enter Campus VPN as the connection name and click Connect.

  4. For "Secure Access" Would Like to Add VPN Configurations. Click Allow.

Use Google Photos to Transfer Photos from your iPhone

  1. Install Google Photos on your iPhone. Open the App Store and search for Google Photos. You will need to be signed in with an Apple ID.

  2. Open the Google Photo app and Allow access to photos. You can choose specific photos or auto back up all photos (recommended for work phones). 

  3. Sign in to Google Photo with your UCD Account. 

Schedule Meetings in Zoom Rooms (Outlook)

You can schedule a meeting with a Zoom Room in Outlook. Booking the room adds a link to the Zoom Room controller to start the meeting. This also shows the room as busy for other users and they are not able to book the room for that time.

Removing Saved Email Addresses from Outlook

When you want to add recipients to an Outlook email message, you can select the ToCc, and Bcc buttons to choose a recipient from your contacts or manually type the address. If you type the address in the ToCc, or Bcc boxes, you'll notice that Outlook provides suggestions as you type. These suggestions are stored in the Auto-Complete List.