Alertus Desktop Notification

How to Install Alertus Desktop Notification Software

Installation Requirements

Network connectivity to University of Toronto network, either wired, wireless or via VPN.

Microsoft Windows Vista; 7; 8 and 8.1 (requires .NET 2.0 to be enabled) or Mac OS X 10.5+.

Access to a user account with administrative rights to install the software.

Required Disk Space

Approximately 7 Mbs of free hard disk space.

Installation Instructions

Macintosh Systems

  1. Download Alertus Desktop from the link here.
  2. Double-click to install the AlertusDesktopUTM.dmg file
  3. A folder should open containing the AlertusDesktopUTM.pkg file. Double-click the AlertusDesktopUTM.pkg to launch a Wizard that will guide you through the setup process.

It’s fine to delete the AlertusDesktopUTM.dmg installer file from your computer’s desktop after the program has been successfully installed.

Verify Alertus Desktop is running by checking for the yellow Alertus icon in the Apple menu bar.

Alertus Desktop Icon in Apple Menu Bar

If you don’t see the yellow Alertus icon in the Apple menu bar, go to your Applications folder and double-click the Alertus application.

Windows Systems

  1. Download Alertus Desktop from the link here.
  2. Double-click to install the AlertusDesktopUTM.EXE file. A Wizard will guide you through the setup process.

Once the installer completes, ensure the “Launch Alertus Desktop Alert” checkbox is selected and click the Finish button.

It’s fine to delete the AlertusDesktopUTM.EXE installer file from your computer’s desktop after the program has been successfully installed.

Verify Alertus Desktop is running by checking for the yellow Alertus icon in the system tray.

Alertus Desktop Icon in Windows System Tray

Click on the Alertus icon on the system tray and make sure that the status at the top says “Status: Operational”.

Alertus Pop-up View a Test Alert

Click on View a Test Alert to confirm connectivity to Alertus Desktop notificaiton service.

Questions or Problems with Alertus Desktop Notification Software?

Submit a ticket or Contact us to request support with Alertus Desktop Notification.