Mapping a drive

To map a drive manually:

Open Windows Explorer and from the Tools menu, choose Map Network Drive.

(You may need to hit the Alt key to see the Tools menu.

In the Map Network Drive dialogue, Choose a drive letter and then type in the address of the share you are mapping to.

If you want this drive to be there each time you log into the computer, check the box that says Reconnect at logon.

There is also an option here that says, Connect using different credentials.  This is used when you are using a machine that’s logged in as one ID and need to make a connection that requires a different ID for security reasons.  For example, using a computer connected to a common instrument you often use a generic shared ID to log into the machine, but then you can map a drive to your lab files from there using your own ID.  In this case, you never want to check the box that says Reconnect at login, because that would make it so anyone who uses that machine has access to your lab files.


For more information specific to Mac computers, read this post

Also use the search box at the top to locate the post about mountain lion and wireless if you are experiencing problems with that.


Antivirus software for faculty and staff

There have been recent questions about the availability of antivirus software.

The campus license for our previous antivirus product McAfee included loading it on the personal equipment of full time employees. It is my understanding that this is also true of the current Symantec product we use on campus for antivirus.
The versions that are available are:
32 bit windows
64 bit windows
These addresses work on campus, so you will have to download it here.  From some computers you may need to provide your user ID and password  to access them.
Hope that helps.

I’m new. What’s my password?

An initial password is automatically assigned to all new network and email ID’s.  The password for both is the same and the instructions for how the password is generated are below:

The initial password for this account has been generated using pieces of information known to the user.

The initial password format is as follows:
lowercase first letter of legal first name followed by
lowercase first two letters of last name followed by
first three letters of birth month (first letter uppercase, second and third letter lowercase) followed by
numeric day of birth (2 numbers – proceed single number dates with a zero) The initial password is set such that it must be changed on original login.

Password Examples
Robert Smith who was  born on November 8 would be rsmNov08
Mary Jones who was born on July 25 would be mjoJul25
John O’Leary who was born on April 1 would be jolApr01