Please do not save your work only to the desktop. All work saved to the desktop will be lost in the event of lost power or accidental reboot.
The best method to save your work is to use Google docs, or, if using Office, open your Google drive in a web browser, then save your office document to the desktop. Drag the file to your google drive as a backup. Do this frequently to minimize loss in case of a catastrophic event.
Alternately, you can use your AFS space. If you have a Campus Computing ID (CCID), you have access to 24 GB of disk space on the central login servers (GPU) known as AFS Storage Space. You can access your AFS Storage Space to store files and access them from anywhere with an Internet connection. You can also use your AFS Storage Space to set up your personal website.
When you authenticate, you will see an option to connect to your AFS space. If you enable this, the U drive will now be enabled for saving your documents.
When working at home, you can access your AFS space by following the steps found on IST's help page.
If you download a file from your email or eClass, be sure to use SAVE AS and choose your AFS space as your save location. This is very important as data saved to the desktop is wiped upon reboot and saving to this location will prevent the loss of work. Also keep in mind that if you do not first use SAVE AS, your file will not actually be saved. Many people make the mistake of just clicking 'Save,' without first choosing a save location, and lose their work when closing the application.
If the workstation you have does not connect to AFS via the authentication window, or if you are at home on a computer without Samba, please use the instructions for logging into AFS via WinSCP below.
40 Windows workstations, and 30 iMacs over 2 floors.
47 Windows workstations over 3 levels.
45 iMacs over 2 levels.
3 IST computer labs (Windows): 1-30, Knowledge Common, Study Hall.
*To use free versions of MyEconLab, MyStatLab, MasteringPhysics, MasteringEngineering, MindTap and APLIA, please use the workstations in the Knowledge Common. You will need to have a registration code provided by your instructor.
22 Windows workstations. *Dentistry/Pharmacy students only
81 Windows workstations over 5 levels, Rutherford North. DVD drives
41 iMacs 2nd Level Rutherford North. 9 iMacs in Rm 2-109 have DVD drives. All macs have SD card ports.
4 Windows Microfilm/microfiche/microopaque scanners. Adobe Pro software
3 Windows workstations, Rutherford South.
36 Windows workstations.
45 Windows workstations over 3 levels.
5 Windows workstations over 2 levels.
11 Windows workstations over 2 levels.
PC Windows based Workstation software on the thin-client workstations:
PC Workstation hardware:
Please do not turn the computers off, as they receive updates overnight, and could take some time to reboot if they've missed them.
To access your AFS space, double click the AFS Storage Space icon in the top left of your screen and log in when prompted.
How to Use Your AFS Storage Space on Cameron iMac Workstations
Your AFS space should open up automatically when you authenticate on the iMac workstations. If it does not, please follow these steps to open your AFS space:
When you are finished with your station, make sure all of your work is saved properly and then reboot for the next user.
Library iMacs located in Cameron and Rutherford libraries have the following software:
IST maintains several labs in our libraries. Notably in the 24/7 space in Cameron Library, and the labs in Rutherford South.
Campus wide IST workstation software can be found here.
In Cameron Library the following software is installed:
Unless otherwise noted above, Adobe Creative Cloud is only installed in the following IST labs on Campus:
Cameron Library B-14 (Knowledge Common)
Please note, in the KC Adobe CC is only installed on the iMac stations in the Creative Cloud Corner, B-14D.
Education South 155A
Education South 155B
Fine Arts 1-7
Fine Arts 2-036
Industrial Design 1-02
***TIP*** If your workstation freezes, try logging into another workstation. Your session should reactivate on the new workstation without losing all of your work,
In the taskbar (next to the time) find the keyboard icon.
Right-click and select Settings.
In the General tab, click the Add button.
Scroll down to the Input Language desired, expand by clicking the plus (+) sign and expand the Keyboard section. Select the keyboard and version required and click the check box.
Click the drop down arrow and select the new Default Input Language. Click Apply.
When the workstation is restarted, all changes will revert back to default.