Tech Helpdesk Public Documentation
- 1 Quick Start
- 2 Using and configuring your computer
- 3 Email
- 4 Networking and Internet
- 5 Office and Productivity
- 6 Viruses and Malware
- 7 Microsoft Windows
- 8 Mac OS X
- 9 Banner Administration
- 10 HEAT 9.5.1 - Information and Updates Page
- 11 Academic Classroom Facilities and Academic Computer Facilities (Computer Classrooms, Computer Labs, etc)
- 12 Media Services
- Getting started at Middlebury College
- Connecting to the Middlebury network
- Foreign Language Input and Support
- Helpdesk Documentation (All wiki documentation pages with the category "Helpdesk Documentation"
Using and configuring your computer
Other email clients
- SPAM, Phishing, and Email Security
- List Manager (aka Lyris) and Main Outlook Distribution Lists
- Mail Forwarding
Networking and Internet
- Register your computer on the Middlebury network
- Connecting to the Middlebury network
- Campus Manager and Quarantine
Our network on campus
Links to network resources:
- NetStorage - access your server files anywhere!
- Managing Access to Classes Folders - Instructors can add permissions to Classes server folders
- Using File Servers (Windows)
- Using File Servers (Macintosh)
- Using Course Folders on the Classes Server
- FTP Files To and From Midd-Unix
The following applies to installation of network printers to college-owned computers. Authenticaiton is required for printing, and most college-owned computers are bound to the middlebury.edu domain. This is an important prerequisite.
For your personal computer:
- For help with editing the College's official web site see: Drupal
- For help with Segue, see Segue Help (Note: Segue is slated to be replaced with another solution in the near future)
- For help with Blogs, see: Blogs, WordPress - our blogging software, and Forms in WordPress
- For help with setting up your personal site or own web page (your homepage), see: How do I create my own web page?
Office and Productivity
- Microsoft Word 2003 Basic Usage
- Microsoft Word 2007 Configuration
- Microsoft Word 2007 Basic Usage
- Microsoft Word OSX 2004 & 2008 Basic Usage
- Microsoft Word Advanced Topics
- Microsoft Excel Basic Usage
- Microsoft Powerpoint Basic Usage
- Scanning a Document with Microsoft Office Document Scanning
- Create A PDF File Using Acrobat Writer
- OCR Using Microsoft Office Document Imaging
- Introduction to Indesign CS (for Publication and Layout)
Scanning and OCR
Viruses and Malware
Mac OS X
- Working With Fonts in Mac OS X
- Configure Address Book to Synchronize Contacts with a Middlebury Exchange Server
- Converting From A Macintosh To A Windows Environment
- Converting From a PC to a Mac
- Banner Basics
- Internet Native Banner - INB
- Troubleshooting Banner
- Assign Proxy for Time Approval in Banner
- Banner Data Standards
HEAT 9.5.1 - Information and Updates Page
HEAT 9.5.1 went LIVE on Thursday December 23, 2010.
Important Setup Information for HEAT 9.5 Client:
1. Sending Email - You will need to select EDIT | User Preferences under HEAT 9 client menu and deselect the MAPI 'disable' checkbox - Press OK to save change.
2. Windows 7 Users - this version of Windows comes with many new security features which protects your computer against malicious attacks. This layer of protection requires the user to take additional actions when running the HEAT 9.5.1 Client on their desktop. It is recommended that you go into Call Logging Properties (right-click on Call Logging executable) and select the Compatibility tab. On this tab you should select "Run this program as Administrator" under the Priviledge Level section. This will allow a new HEAT 9.5 Catalog to be updated on your computer when changes occur in maintenance cycles (which will be frequent in the coming weeks).
- All global Alerts have been uploaded to: \\Heat9-Test\HEAT Alert Definitions
We have our alert monitor "definitions" ready! The definitions are what makes the alert monitor pop-up and display new/updated tickets. To have the new alert definitions open automatically when you launch the alert monitor:
Open the Alert Monitor (from the Start menu), enter your password, if prompted check "automatically use this ODBC", and then click Options (next to File in the top left corner) => User Preferences => Browse => type \\heat9-test then press enter, go into heat alert definitions and double-click the file for your area. Put a checkmark next to Automatically Start Polling and click OK. You'll need to close and re-open the alert monitor to ensure it's working.
Web Client (go/heat9)
BPAM - SR/WI Journal Updates, Customer Email from Journal
Core Alert Monitors have been created - location is: \\heat9-test\HEAT Alert Definitions
What is not functioning as of January 3, 2011:
All automitic ticket generation (i.e. Hyperion) is not currently setup
Reporting not setup
Inventory (hardware configurations) have not been completed
CAUSE pulldown - only preliminary Cause information has been added per Call Type - more to come
Report Issues Here:
1. When updating Customer Profile it does not show-up in Subset of current ticket.
2. Autotasks are not showing-up on pulldown
3. When sending emails to customers from Journal, all the fun stuff at the bottom doesn't show up... the thank you and LIS Helpdesk stuff. (In general, the emails are pretty clunky in terms of style and grammar. They're difficult to read.)
4. Computer work order - no spaces for service tag, model, etc. for machines not in inventory system (student computers - useful to capture make, model, s/n) (-Nate 1/3/2011)
Report Wishlist Items Here:
1.Assignment screen - consider aligning all current assignee info on left, moving acknowledge and resolve info to top right, leave comments at bottom (-Nate 1/3/11)
2.email journal to customer - add sender's name to the signature of the email - or train all of us in how we need format our emails now (-Nate 1/3/11)
3."Printing Imaging Form" button for lab/public computing distribution ticket not working (-Nate 1/3/11)
4. Cat/call type for SPAM & phishing?
5. Cat/call type for generic printer use issues (no details page!).
6. Cat/call type for using lab & classroom technology (e.g., projectors, DVD players, etc.).
7. Assignment group for Call Center > 2nd Pass, Follow Up, etc.
Hyperion, FAMIS, and Resource25
Academic Classroom Facilities and Academic Computer Facilities (Computer Classrooms, Computer Labs, etc)
- Computer Labs on Campus
- Software available on public computers
- Guide to Academic Facilities with schedule and some equipment details
- Guide to Academic Facilities with Multimedia Equipment (see Media Services section below)