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If you arrive on campus at a loss on what is required of your computer, this is the page for you. Below is a checklist of things that could make integration with the Middlebury network go more smoothly.
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If you arrive on campus at a loss on what is required of your computer, this is the page for you. Below is a checklist of things that could make integration with the Middlebury network go more smoothly.  
  
These steps are simply recommended. Registration is the only necessary step for computer use on the midd network.
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These steps are simply recommended. Registration is the only necessary step for computer use on the midd network.  
  
== Mac OS X ==
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== Mac OS X ==
  
 
*Make sure the computer is registered. Computers are able to use midd_unplugged and mdid_secure while unregistered.
 
*Make sure the computer is registered. Computers are able to use midd_unplugged and mdid_secure while unregistered.
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*Set up midd_secure  
 
*Set up midd_secure  
 
*If you wish to install an antivirus:  
 
*If you wish to install an antivirus:  
**navigate to http://go.middlebury.edu/antivirus
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**navigate to http://go.middlebury.edu/antivirus  
 
**Make sure you are at the Symantec AntiVirus for Mac.  
 
**Make sure you are at the Symantec AntiVirus for Mac.  
**Click on the link and follow instructions.  
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**Click on the link and follow instructions.
 
*If you need office check out a disk from the circulation desk and install it.
 
*If you need office check out a disk from the circulation desk and install it.
  
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*Install a secondary web-browser if non is present. Firefox 3 is a good option  
 
*Install a secondary web-browser if non is present. Firefox 3 is a good option  
*Connect to and add bookmarks/shortcuts to the Novell servers.
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*Connect to and add bookmarks/shortcuts to file servers.
  
==Windows==
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== Windows ==
  
 
*Make sure the computer is registered. Computers are able to use midd_unplugged while unregistered (I am not sure that this is entirely accurate).
 
*Make sure the computer is registered. Computers are able to use midd_unplugged while unregistered (I am not sure that this is entirely accurate).
:Call the registration portal by navigating to cmrc/registration
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:If you '''DO NOT have an antivirus instlled''', you may use the registration portal as a chance to install Symantec Antivirus.
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:Call the registration portal by navigating to cmrc/registration  
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:If you '''DO NOT have an antivirus instlled''', you may use the registration portal as a chance to install Symantec Antivirus.  
 
:Test the wireless and wired connection
 
:Test the wireless and wired connection
*If your antivirus is a trial, you should:
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**Uninstall it.
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*If your antivirus is a trial, you should:  
**Reboot
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**Uninstall it.  
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**Reboot  
 
**Navivgate to go/sav and install Symantec antivirus
 
**Navivgate to go/sav and install Symantec antivirus
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         Only have one antivirus installed. Installing more than one may lead to system instability
 
         Only have one antivirus installed. Installing more than one may lead to system instability
*Set up midd_secure
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*Set up midd_secure  
 
*If MSOffice is required check it out at the circulation desk and install it.
 
*If MSOffice is required check it out at the circulation desk and install it.
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:Set up Outlook as you Midd mail reader if you wish to.
 
:Set up Outlook as you Midd mail reader if you wish to.
*Install a secondary web-browser if non is present. Firefox 3 is a good option
 
*Map to the Novell servers and bookmark them.
 
  
==Ubuntu 8.04==
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*Install a secondary web-browser if non is present. Firefox 3 is a good option
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*Map to file servers and bookmark them.
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== Ubuntu 8.04 ==
  
 
*Make sure the computer is registered. Computers are able to use midd_unplugged while unregistered (I am not sure that this is entirely accurate).
 
*Make sure the computer is registered. Computers are able to use midd_unplugged while unregistered (I am not sure that this is entirely accurate).
:Call the registration portal by navigating to cmrc/registration
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:Call the registration portal by navigating to cmrc/registration  
 
:Test the wireless and wired connection
 
:Test the wireless and wired connection
*Set up midd_secure
 
*Connect to and add bookmarks/shortcuts to the Novell servers.
 
  
==When in Doubt...==
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*Set up midd_secure
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*Connect to and add bookmarks/shortcuts to file servers.
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== When in Doubt... ==
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....call (x2200) or drop by the helpdesk (Main Library room 202)
  
....call (x2200) or drop by the helpdesk (Main Library room 202)
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[[Category:Computer_Distribution]] [[Category:Imaging_and_Reimaging]]

Revision as of 12:04, 23 July 2009

If you arrive on campus at a loss on what is required of your computer, this is the page for you. Below is a checklist of things that could make integration with the Middlebury network go more smoothly.

These steps are simply recommended. Registration is the only necessary step for computer use on the midd network.

Mac OS X

  • Make sure the computer is registered. Computers are able to use midd_unplugged and mdid_secure while unregistered.
Call the registration portal by navigating to http://cmrc/registration
Test the wireless and wired connection
  • Set up midd_secure
  • If you wish to install an antivirus:
  • If you need office check out a disk from the circulation desk and install it.
Set up Entourage if you want to use it to read your Midd mail: http://go.middlebury.edu/docs -- see Entourage section
  • Install a secondary web-browser if non is present. Firefox 3 is a good option
  • Connect to and add bookmarks/shortcuts to file servers.

Windows

  • Make sure the computer is registered. Computers are able to use midd_unplugged while unregistered (I am not sure that this is entirely accurate).
Call the registration portal by navigating to cmrc/registration
If you DO NOT have an antivirus instlled, you may use the registration portal as a chance to install Symantec Antivirus.
Test the wireless and wired connection
  • If your antivirus is a trial, you should:
    • Uninstall it.
    • Reboot
    • Navivgate to go/sav and install Symantec antivirus
       Only have one antivirus installed. Installing more than one may lead to system instability
  • Set up midd_secure
  • If MSOffice is required check it out at the circulation desk and install it.
Set up Outlook as you Midd mail reader if you wish to.
  • Install a secondary web-browser if non is present. Firefox 3 is a good option
  • Map to file servers and bookmark them.

Ubuntu 8.04

  • Make sure the computer is registered. Computers are able to use midd_unplugged while unregistered (I am not sure that this is entirely accurate).
Call the registration portal by navigating to cmrc/registration
Test the wireless and wired connection
  • Set up midd_secure
  • Connect to and add bookmarks/shortcuts to file servers.

When in Doubt...

....call (x2200) or drop by the helpdesk (Main Library room 202)

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