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Faculty & Staff Reminder: 2 IT Accounts Effective on Monday, 7/8

July 3rd, 2013 by Lynda S. LaRoche

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

A quick reminder about changing to 2 IT Accounts that is effective Monday, 7/8/2013. For your convenience, here are updated links to KnowledgeBase articles that will help you on Monday:

For details about this exciting change, please refer to the original email found at http://t.co/JlKutjcNE1.

As always, please feel free to contact the HelpDesk with questions at helpdesk@depauw.edu, (765) 658-4294, or by stopping by our office located on the lower level of the Union Building from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed July 4th).

Get pumped about an exciting change coming July 8th to the number of IT account passwords you’ll need to remember!

June 25th, 2013 by Lynda S. LaRoche

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

Information Services is excited to announce a change to the number of IT account passwords you will need to remember beginning July 8th.

Image of 3 accounts to 2 accounts

Timeline for change – July 8th through October 18th

Why not take advantage of remembering one less password as soon as possible? Starting July 8th, a step-by-step checklist will be available on the IT KnowledgeBase.

Reasons for change

You spoke and we listened – We heard your feedback regarding the requirement to remember three different passwords for your IT accounts, so we synced the final two passwords for the IT systems housed on-campus.

Enhanced security for your online identity - With the increase in identity theft, enhancing password requirements and including a CAPTCHA reduces risks, thus creating a safer online DePauw environment..

Checklist for creating your DePauw Account

To sync your e-Services account with your network/Moodle/printing account, we are creating a step-by-step checklist for you to follow. Starting July 8th, browse to the IT KnowledgeBase or take advantage of one of the opportunities for assistance that are outlined below. Syncing your accounts is a one-time process.

Opportunities for assistance – Beginning July 8th

KnowIT! - As mentioned before, the IT KnowledgeBase offers 24/7 access to a broad spectrum of self-service support information and documentation.

TrainIT! - Take advantage of one of the following training opportunities offered by our Technical Trainer, Dave Diedriech:

HelpDesk Office Hours - Browse to the Workshop and Event Calendar to find the most current list of Dave’s Office Hours at the HelpDesk.

Department Training Sessions - Email ddiedriech@depauw.edu or call (765) 658-6442 to schedule a time for Dave to visit your department to walk your staff through this process.

SupportIT! - If you have tried the above options and still have questions, contact the HelpDesk Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at helpdesk@depauw.edu or (765) 658-4294 or stop by our office located on the lower level of the Student Union Building.

We hope this change is as exciting to you as it is to us!

Best,
Lynda S. LaRoche
HelpDesk and User Support Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 11 begins a new way to login to your network drives (P, I & U) – What you need to do!

January 5th, 2011 by Carol L. Smith

Contributed by Lynda LaRocheAssistant Director of Instructional & Learning Services

On Tuesday, January 11, 2011, we will be converting our primary network operating system from Novell Netware eDirectory to Microsoft Active Directory.

The transition will make two key changes to the way everyone accesses their network drives:

On-campus access to network drives (P, I, and U):

Starting the morning of January 11th, you will no longer use the Novell Network Client to connect your network drives (P, I, and U) but will use a new program that we will provide for you. All file data (and permissions to access the files and folders) will remain as it is now, and after the conversion you will continue to use your network drives as usual. There will be a program compatible for both Macintosh and Windows computers.

Access to network drives (P, I, and U) from off-campus:

We will be implementing a web-based secure VPN (virtual private network) connection to enable easier access to network drives from off-campus. The VPN access will become available on January 11, and Netstorage.depauw.edu and novellftp.depauw.edu will be retired.

How to access your network drives after January 11:

The following provides important  instructions about what you need to do to prepare for the transition and how to set up your computer to log in to the network (P, I, and U) or use the VPN on/after January 11.


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Coming in January: An easier way to access network drives (P, I, and U) from on and off campus

December 6th, 2010 by Carol L. Smith

Contributed by Lynda LaRocheAssistant Director of Instructional & Learning Services

On January 11, 2011, we will be converting our primary network operating system from Novell Netware eDirectory to Microsoft Active Directory.

This change will enable easier access to network drives (P, I, and U) from off-campus, increase security, and offer better compatibility with both Macintosh and Windows computers.

On the 11th, there will be a message sent explaining how you can connect to the network drives from both on-campus and off-campus.

To prepare for the conversion:

In preparation for this conversion, will you please take about 5 minutes to complete a quick Information Services network survey at http://tinyurl.com/25t6nse.

What to expect after the conversion:

We will provide detailed instructions in a later message, but the following describes briefly the two key changes that will impact the way everyone accesses their network drives.

On-campus access to network drives (P, I, and U):

Starting the morning of January 11th, you will no longer use the Novell Network Client to connect your network drives (P, I, and U) but will use a new program that we will provide for you. All file data (and permissions to access the files and folders) will remain as it is now, and after the conversion you will continue to use your network drives as usual. There will be a program compatible for both Macintosh and Windows computers.

Access to network drives (P, I, and U) from off-campus:

We will be implementing a web-based secure VPN (virtual private network) connection to enable easier access to network drives from off-campus. The VPN access will become available on January 11, and Netstorage.depauw.edu and novellftp.depauw.edu will be retired.

If you have any questions or concerns about the transition, please contact Jim Ketterer (jamesketterer@depauw.edu or 765-658-4523).