To maintain a secure network all devices on the network must either use authentication or be registered before being allowed to connect. All staff machines that are directly connected don't use authentication so must be registered.
Devices can only be registered by IT Service staff.
Since there is no authentication, computers must be located in a secure location such as staff offices and laboratories.
There is a network web site where machines can be registered at http://connect.ncl.ac.uk/
If you are a Computing Officer and require access to register machines, please contact the IT Service Desk or consult our service definition.