SETTING UP YOUR COMPUTER

For the EBS Portal and links related to HR & Payroll, only use the software (older versions are not supported) and settings listed below, or consider using the MSU Virtual Desktop.

The information below is relevant for the Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) Portal and the HR and Payroll functions within the portal.  For information on compatibility with other EBS Systems, such as Finance and Business Intelligence, see the Compatibility Matrix.

You may have some success using software that is not supported. If issues are encountered use supported software.

Supported Software

Windows 10

Use Windows 10 Professional, Education, or Enterprise.
"Windows 10 S" and "Windows 10 Home" may have issues.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Basic Settings | Helpful Settings | Notes for Network Administrators

Microsoft Edge 44 (EdgeHTML 18) | Basic Settings | Helpful Settings

Google Chrome 71  | Basic Settings | Helpful Settings |  Get Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox ESR 60  | Basic Settings | Helpful Settings  Get Firefox ESR
ONLY the Extended Support Release (ESR) of Firefox. The Rapid Release version is NOT supported.

Mac OS 10.14

Safari 12  | Basic Settings | Helpful Settings |  Get Mac Safari
ONLY use Safari on a Mac (not Firefox, Chrome, etc.).
VMware (NOT Parallels!) can be used to run Windows with IE.

Mobile Devices & Other Operating Systems

Mobile devices, and desktop operating systems other then Windows and Mac, are NOT supported, such as:

  • Android
  • Chrome OS (e.g. ChromeBook, GooglePixel)
  • Windows Mobile (e.g. SurfacePro)
  • Mac iOS (e.g. iPhone, iPad)
  • Linux (including Debian, Fedora, Mint, Ubuntu, etc.)