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Your Discovery IT Account

Discovery IT accounts are created for WID, Morgridge, and WARF members to access IT resources hosted within the Discovery Building.

Getting Started

1) Access Documentation

2) Change Your Password

Access the Discovery Network from within the Discovery Building or the VPN associated with your organization:

Once on the network, change your password to something memorable. Passwords must be at least 12 characters. Instructions are available at

Note: Passwords must be changed within 2 weeks of obtaining your Discovery IT Account. While you’re editing your password, double-check the information associated with your account. Contact DiscoverIT if you need anything changed.

3) Access Resources

Discovery Building Resources

  • DiscoverIT and Help Desk: Available via, in room B1231 in the Discovery Building, or at 608-316-4911.
  • Backups: Data stored on Network drives are backed up nightly. Laptops, desktops, and local drives are NOT backed up.
  • Equipment: DiscoverIT manages all servers within the datacenter as well as the network and printers throughout the building. They also manage WID and Morgridge loaner laptops.
  • Software: Equipment maintained by DiscoverIT including loaner laptops and managed desktops can include a suite of software available from campus or purchased licenses. Contact DiscoverIT for details of additional software you may need.

KeywordsIT, account, new, started, resources, onboard, hr, new hire   Doc ID122705
OwnerEm C.GroupDiscoverIT
Created2022-11-28 15:16:28Updated2023-06-13 09:05:13
SitesDiscovery Building IT
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