IT Connect
Information technology tools and resources at the UW

Setting up a Managed Workstation

Getting a new computer


Email  to request an order consultation.  We will order, track, and setup your equipment. An active budget number required for this service.

We can also help you extend the warranty on older computers (before the current warranty expires) if needed.  Contact us.

This is your most economical option if you are ordering 5 or more computers.

Self-Service via CDW

  1. From eProcurement, go to CDW-G’s catalog and find the desired computer or laptop and add it to your cart.
    • For new desktop computers using old monitors: “old” monitors have VGA and DVI ports; new computers have only VGA and DisplayPorts.  You can use the VGA connection or buy a “DisplayPort to DVI adapter cable” (DP to DVI – 1920×1200; CDW Part: 2338844) to get digital video.
  2. For any questions or assistance or ordering computers,  follow the link within the eProcurement site for getting help: Getting Help through eProcurement
  3. When done, transfer your shopping cart and submit your order in eProcurement
  4. When received, you can either apply the MWS image yourself using our image installation solution (see link below) or you can arrange to drop off the computer and have us image it for you. We charge a half-hour of consulting time for this service.

NOTE:  You can work directly with CDW-G to exchange problem systems only within the first 30 days so we recommend you unbox and test upon receipt.

Self-Service installation

Note: this presumes you have previously procured computer hardware.

OSD image installation solution

Last reviewed July 29, 2019