Configuring Internet Explorer

If you use Internet Explorer version 8 or 9 you will need to make some small changes for it to work with University software systems. Services affected are:

  • MOLE
  • myJob
  • myTeam
  • myPurchase
  • uReports

Compatibility View

A simple way to use Internet Explorer 8 or 9 is to use the Compatibility Viewer button, found between the address bar and the refresh button.

Compatibility View button

Update Security Settings

Settings

In order to use University systems, but still retain the functionality of Internet Explorer, you will need to configure the security settings as follows:

  1. Click the Internet Explorer 'Tools' menu and select 'Internet Options'
  2. In the dialogue box, click the 'Security' tab
  3. Click the 'Local Intranet' icon, then click the 'Sites' button
  4. In the new dialogue box, ensure 'Automatically detect intranet network' is checked then click the 'Advanced' button
  5. You must now enter the name of the service you wish to add:
  • MOLE:
    vista.shef.ac.uk
  • myJob, myTeam, myPurchase:
    mysap.shef.ac.uk
    jobs.shef.ac.uk
    mypurchase.shef.ac.uk
    ubase.shef.ac.uk
    ubaseja.shef.ac.uk
  • uReports:
    ureports.shef.ac.uk
  1. For example, to add MOLE to the list you would type the text vista.shef.ac.uk into the top field and click the 'Add' button.
  2. Once you have added all the services you require to the list displayed in the 'Web sites' area click the 'OK' button in all dialogue boxes until you return to the main Internet Explorer window.

Update Trusted Sites

  1. Click the Internet Explorer 'Tools' menu and select 'Internet Options'
  2. In the dialogue box, click the 'Security' tab
  3. Click the 'Trusted sites' icon, then click the 'Sites' button
  4. In the new dialogue box, ensure 'Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone' is unchecked
  5. You must now enter the name of the service you wish to add:
  • myCatalogue:
    www.sci-ware-customer.com
  1. For example, to add myCatalogue services to the list you would type the text www.sci-ware-customer.com into the top field and click the 'Add' button.
  2. Once you have added all the services you require to the list displayed in the 'Web sites' area click the 'OK' button in all dialogue boxes until you return to the main Internet Explorer window.

Internet Explorer is now configured to use web-based services at the University.