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  1. Laptop Orientation 2013 Welcome Please do not open anything yet

  2. Laptop Orientation Learning Goals • How to take care of your laptop • Where to go to have your laptop worked on • How to keep your data safe and your computer running smoothly • Using Windows 7 with the RHIT network • Accessing the Internet and Email • Other services you may need in your first week at RHIT • How to be an effective system administrator

  3. The Help Desk • The RHIT Help Desk is your first point of contact for computing, networking, and telephone problems • First floor of Crapo Hall, 8am-5pm Monday-Friday •, • ( • Phone x8989 (from off-campus: 877-8989) • Most laptop repairs are completed in 3-4 hours • Loaner laptops are available when repairs take longer • Bring your laptop to the Help Desk for software problems or hardware repairs • For example, a bad hard drive can’t be fixed over the phone or via email • Your laptop has 4-year warranty; covered repairs are free • Batteries only have a 1 year warranty • This warranty starts when the battery was made, not when you receive it.

  4. Document Management • Save all of your work in the “My Documents” folder in the “Documents” library of your personal account • This will aid the Help Desk if data recovery is necessary • Organizing My Documents into subfolders is highly recommended • Examples: courses, recreation, family • You should frequently make a backup copy of your data • This can be done easily with the Backup and Restore program found in the Control Panel • Burn important files to a CD-R/W or DVD±R/W • Copy data to your network space on DFS (discussed later) • You might also consider purchasing a USB thumb drive or an external hard drive. • Ultimately, you are responsible for safeguarding your data

  5. Accounts on your Laptop • Two accounts are on your laptop • Your Personal Account • Accessed by typing your username and your password into the Windows login box • Used for everyday work and play • You will spend most of your time in this account • If you attempt administrative activities (such as software installation) while logged into your user account, a dialog box will ask you to authorize this by typing the .\localmgr username and password. • Not including the “.\” will give ‘incorrect username or password’ error. • “.\” is shorthand for the name of your computer • Localmgr (Almost never log in to this account) • We refer to these as your local or laptop accounts

  6. Windows Update • Windows Update is a very important part of keeping your computer safe and up-to-date • Critical updates will be installed automatically. Do not disable this feature! • Microsoft updates include security and Office updates, but there may be other updates available on the Windows Update site • Automatic Windows Updates do not require localmgr access

  7. Microsoft Endpoint / Malware • Helps keep your computer safe from Viruses, Trojans, and other Malware • Is scheduled to run a full virus scan daily at 2:00 AM • The time of the scan can be changed (see packet for details) • It is strongly recommended that you do not disable the scans • This will help ensure that your computer remains worm and virus-free • Malware is one of the biggest threats to your laptop’s performance, and may lead to theft of your personal information • A comprehensive guide to keeping your computer free of malware can be found in your packet

  8. What Software Comes with My Laptop? • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, InfoPath, Publisher, One Note, SharePoint Workspace, Lync • Academic Applications • Maple, Working Model, Logger Pro, Matlab, Solid Edge, Eclipse • Microsoft Endpoint • Various network tools • SecureFX (SFTP), SecureCRT(SSH), etc. • Various utility programs • WinRAR, Acrobat Reader, KeePass, etc. • You are licensed to use this software for as long as you are at Rose.

  9. Laptop Graphics Processors • The Lenovo w530 has two graphics processors • Automatically switches between them based on whether it is running on AC power or battery. • You can set the laptop to always use a particular processor • Screen flashes black for a second when it switches between processors - don’t worry about it. • For daily uses (including watching videos, web browsing), there is no discernable difference in picture quality or speed.

  10. What Comes With My Laptop? • 170 watt AC Adapter • Network Cable • Lenovo Manuals & Lenovo Recovery CDs • ID Tag • USB Mouse

  11. Unpacking • Open the box and carefully take out the laptop • Do not pull the laptop out by the packing material as it will come off and the laptop may fall. Grasp the laptop instead. • Put packing material back in the box. • Attach the ID tag to the laptop bag • If you are missing any parts, notify someone immediately • The next slide will list what should be in your laptop box • Put the box and laptop case on the floor next to you • Save the box. It will be useful for storage • Put your Recovery CD in a safe place

  12. Verify Box & Backpack Contents • 170 watt AC Adapter • Network Cable • Lenovo Manuals & Lenovo Recovery CDs • ID Tag • USB Mouse Do not plug in or turn on your computer yet! Note that during Laptop Orientation, you will not have network access to sites outside Rose-Hulman

  13. Don’t put these items away • Laptop • AC Adapter • Network cable • Mouse • Paperwork • DO NOT TURN ON YOUR LAPTOP YET

  14. Paperwork Completion • Carefully read and sign the paperwork on your desk, using a pen • A student assistant will collect the whitecopy labeled “RHIT Copy”; keep the copy labeled “Student Copy” for your personal records • If you have any questions about the paperwork or anything else in this presentation, please don’t hesitate to ask

  15. Left Side of Laptop Firewire Mini Display Port USB 3.0 VGA (External Monitor Out) Wireless switch USB 2.0

  16. Right Side of Laptop DVD ± RW Express Card Slot Headset (Microphone/Headphone) Jack Ethernet (Wired Network) 5 in 1 SDHC Reader Lock Slot

  17. Back of Laptop Power Powered USB

  18. Color Sensor Color Sensor: You can use this to calibrate colors on your monitor. This is not a thumbprint reader!

  19. Connect your Laptop • Plug the mouse into a USB connector • Connect the power adapter • Connect the network cable to the network port • Power outlets and network jacks should be located under your table • DO NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE YET

  20. Power Up • You may now turn your computer on Power Button Additional functions of keys with an icon below the primary key functionality can be accessed by holding down the Fn key and pressing the key

  21. Login to your Personal Account • Login to Windows using the username and password for your personal account found on your account slip This is the name of your computer. In order to access this when switching user, type .\yourusername to get to your personal account on your computer.

  22. You will be changing 3 passwords • Rose-Hulman Network Password • Personal password on your computer • localmgrpassword on your computer First we consider • The Rose-Hulman password rules • Suggestions for creating good passwords

  23. RHIT Network Password Rules • RHIT passwords must contain 8 to 20 characters • Passwords must contain at least threeof the following four character classes: • upper case letters • lower case letters • numbers • special characters • Passwords cannot contain any of the following • First name • Last name • Banner ID • Use a different password for your Rose-Hulman account than for any other computer or web site account

  24. Choosing a Password • How to choose a password: • Follow the RHIT rules (a summary is on the white board) • Don’t use a dictionary word as a password. Use a phrase or abbreviation • Don’t use something obvious or personal • Use a different password for your Rose-Hulman account than for any other computer or web site account • Instead of using a password, use a phrase (from a song, movie or book?). For example, “Live long & prosper” was a strong passphrase (until we mentioned it here) due to its length and character mix • You may not have a strong password in mind right now, so you can think up a temporary password - you may wish to make a note of it in a safe place • Replace your temporary password with your secure one in the next few days (you cannot change it within the next 24 hours) • We will now put these rules into practice as we change our network account password. • If you forget your password, visit the Help Desk with your Student ID

  25. 1. Change your Network Password (blue Ethernet cable must be connected) • From your desktop, press Ctrl-Alt-Del and click “Change Password” 1. Your user name should appear here automatically 2. Change the domain to “ROSE-HULMAN” 3. Enter your network password from the account slip here 4. Enter your new temporary network password here 5. Confirm your new password here 6. Click the arrow to change your password 7. Write your temporary network password on your packet’s cover sheet

  26. 2. Change your Personal Password • From the desktop, press Ctrl-Alt-Del and click “Change Password” 1. Your user name should appear here automatically 2. Enter your old password from the account slip here 3. Enter your new temporary password here 4. Re-enter your new password here USERNAME-1\username 5. Click OK to change your password 6. Write down your personalaccount password on your packet’s cover sheet

  27. 3. Change your localmgr Password • Once you are at your desktop in your personal account, press Ctrl-Alt-Del and click “Change Password” 1. Your user name should appear here automatically; change it to localmgr 2. Enter your old localmgr password from the account slip here 3. Enter your new temporary localmgr password here USERNAME-1\localmgr 4. Re-enter your new localmgr password here 5. Click the arrow to change your localmgr password 6. Write your temporary localmgrpassword on your packet’s cover sheet

  28. Log Off and Log On • Verify that you have changed your personal account password successfully: • Click Start, the arrow beside Shut down, Log Off • When you are back at the logon screen, pressSwitch User • Enter your username (not localmgr) and your new password • Click OK. This should return you to your desktop • If you cannot log in, get help immediately!

  29. KeePass • KeePass is a password management system. It stores your passwords in an encrypted database file on your computer. That way you can make unique complicated passwords and not worry about forgetting them. • You only need to remember your master key. • Choose the best password that you can still remember. • Write it down somewhere, IAIT can’t recover a lost KeePass password. • To start KeePass, go to Start->All Programs • You can make multiple different files of passwords to better manage them. • More information about KeePass’s main features can be found in your packet.

  30. Windows 7 Features Selecting “All Programs” brings up this dialog where you can look through all available programs. Typing in the name of a program or document will bring up this

  31. Local vs. Network Accounts • The previous slides dealt with your local (laptop) accounts • Your personal account (username) • localmgr • For the rest of this session, we will focus on your network account

  32. Rose-Hulman Network Services • 8 Key Pieces To Understand • Network Password • Network Storage • Software Distribution • Real-time Communication • Email & Outlook • Wireless Network Access • Network Printers • Rose-Hulman Web Services

  33. Network Username and Password

  34. Microsoft DFS Network File System • DFS is useful for backing-up academic work and sharing information with campus users • Each student is given 1000MB of storage • A link to the DFS root folder can be found under “Favorites” in Windows explorer • Uses standard MS Windows file permissions for files and folders, and is also accessible through Secure FTP • DFS uses the campus directory service, so you can grant permissions for any groups or users.

  35. Add your DFS home to Favorites • Navigate to your home folder in DFS • Right click on Favorites and select “Add current location to Favorites”

  36. Software Distribution • To Access the Software Distribution Folder: • Go to “DFS root” in “Favorites” • Double-click the Software folder • The software you are licensed to install on your laptop is located in the Apps or Course Softwarefolder • Double click the Installation Instructions document if present to see how to install the program

  37. Software Distribution DFS Network Username and Password Windows Networking

  38. SharePoint • Allows access to the campus calendar • • To access your personal site, click Sign In in the top right-hand corner • Your personal webpage will be available here: • • SharePoint allows students to create personal web pages, store documents, display and find campus announcements, and both read and create RSS feeds • Documents you create may be private, shared with a small group, or accessible by anyone • Integration with Microsoft Office allows easy editing and collaboration on documents

  39. Software Distribution SharePoint DFS Network Username and Password Windows Networking

  40. Email • Email use is critical at Rose-Hulman • Microsoft Office Outlook is your laptop’s email client. It is already configured for RHIT’s Exchange 2013 server • Open it and check for new email • When prompted for your username, it must be • Each student has a 1000 MB Exchange email quota on • At 950 MB, you will receive a warning email; at 1000 MB, you will no longer be able to send or receive email

  41. Rose Hulman Email Everywhere • Your instructors will expect you to check your RHIT email frequently (at least daily is a good idea) • You can check your email through the web on your phone or another computer at • Here, you do not need the in the username that you enter • IAIT provides details about the IMAP and POP settings if you want to add your Rose-Hulman email account to your phone’s email client at • You can set up Outlook on your laptop to also read mail from Gmail or other servers.

  42. Microsoft Lync • Instant messaging • Voice and video chats • Allows sharing whiteboards, PowerPoints, desktops, and open programs. • Users can initiate meetings and invite other users • Lync 2013 clients are available for free on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store if you want to use Lync on your phone.

  43. Software Distribution SharePoint DFS Network Username and Password Windows Networking Communication Outlook Lync Email Chat/ IM

  44. Wireless Network Access • Rose-Hulman provides wireless networking in the academic buildings, SRC, Union, Library, and all Residence Halls • You may onlyhave a personal router if the wireless is disabled. • The Rose-Hulman RHIT-1X wireless network is protected by a secure encryption protocol • Next, you will use the RHIT-1X wireless network • Alternatively, you can use an Ethernet cable to connect to the network through one of the many ports around campus for a faster connection. Do this when registering for classes or downloading a large file.

  45. Using the RHIT-1X Wireless Network 1.) Unplug your Ethernet cable and ensure that your wireless is enabled – to enable, flip the wireless switch on left side of laptop so that the green is showing Wireless switch Green means it is on 3.) If you are asked to log in, type only your username and your new RHIT Network password 2.) Look for the wireless network icon in the notification area

  46. Registering Your Other Devices on the RHIT network • If the device has a web browser: • Open the web browser • A registration page should show up • Accept the conditions • When asked for a username and password, enter your username and network password • Otherwise register the device’s MAC address with IAIT by emailing it to • Go to to register online and check bandwidth usage.

  47. Getting Online • Some materials for classes can only be accessed when you are on the network. If you are off campus but need to have network access, connect to Rose-Hulman’s VPN. The instructions are in the “Getting Online” pages of IAIT’s website. • • Specific instructions for accessing the wifi with a smartphone or tablet are also in IAIT’s Getting Online section.

  48. Software Distribution SharePoint DFS Network Username and Password Windows Networking Communication RHIT-1X Outlook Lync Wireless Network Email Chat/ IM

  49. Print and Network Printing • \\print is a server that provides easy access to many of the printers on campus • Networked printers are located throughout the Rose-Hulman campus • Network printers can be added through \\print • You will need to install the printer for your residence hall by accessing \\print • We will do this next

  50. Installing a Printer • Reconnect your network cable • Open the start menuand enter \\print in the “search programs and files” bar, then press the Enter key • A window containing printer names should come up • If you are prompted for a password, enter your network and password • Check the box to remember your password, so you don't have to enter it every time you print • Find the printer named after your residence hall/floor • Double-click that printer to install it • Repeat for the O257 printer