Category Archive: Tips and Tricks

By Ross Madden
May 14, 2018 10:49 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks, Windows

In days past, one of the major drawbacks to using the OneDrive sync client on your local computer, was that your local storage was often far less than your OneDrive quota of 5TB.  The sync client required that you download any files to your local computer in order to even see them!  Of course, this […]

By Ross Madden
April 9, 2018 9:43 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Security News, Tips and Tricks, Windows

Beginning April 25th, 2018 the Pulse Secure VPN client we know and love will start utilizing DUO two factor authentication.  This applies you to if you use the Pulse Secure desktop or mobile app to access on campus resources while you are at home or traveling (in short, if you are off campus).  While this […]

By Aaron Vanasse
March 29, 2018 3:10 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Windows

The hidden files and folders setting is both a blessing and a curse. Microsoft has attempted to keep us from making some rather consequential mistakes. The majority of hidden files and folders on your PC are windows systems files and application files that need 99.9999% zero human intervention. In other words, if it most likely […]

By Ross Madden
February 8, 2018 10:47 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Windows

As of February 2018, the Department of Chemistry has funded a CSU site license for several MestreNova plugins.  The following functionality is covered by this site license: NMR qNMR IUPAC Name Reaction Monitoring Installing MestreNova To install MestreNova, simply download and install from this URL: https://mestrelab.com/download/mnova Installing License Files Once you have installed the current […]

By Aaron Vanasse
January 29, 2018 5:15 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Windows

Occasionally when working with in Windows, you may experience a situation where a program or application prompts to make a change or allow a change to “hidden files and/or folders”. The reason we have hidden files and folders is to prevent accidental corruption or deletion of critical files. Most of these files will never have […]

By Ross Madden
November 1, 2017 11:53 am MT
Posted in E-mail, General CNSIT, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

On occasion, CNSIT receives questions regarding the possibility of a message being caught by an incoming e-mail filter.  The symptom for the end user is usually that a message they have expected hasn’t been delivered.  Typically, there are 3 options for the message’s absence. Junk Folder on the Client The first place to check is […]

By Ross Madden
May 2, 2017 11:07 am MT
Posted in Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Windows

We have noticed a bug in the update process for Windows 7 SP1 machines.  The pattern we see is when a machine hasn’t run updates since before October 2016, and when a current update is started, we sit on the “Checking for Updates” step for what could be hours and hours.  One solution is to […]

By Ross Madden
January 24, 2017 2:30 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Windows

Is your hard drive in the red and you have no idea where all that space is being consumed?  We often use the following free programs to interpret this mysterious phenomenon.  These utilize a type of graph called a Treemap, which attempts to visualize the files in blocks.  The larger the block, the more space […]

By CNS IT
August 15, 2016 1:24 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, Pangea, Tips and Tricks

Your CSU eID Account Your CSU eName (aka, eID) is your University wide username.  This, in combination with your CSU password, is what you will use to gain access to almost all resources you have access to. Your E-mail Account (O365) Your CSU inbox is where mail sent to your CSU e-mail address is delivered.  […]

By Ross Madden
April 11, 2016 6:10 pm MT
Posted in Tips and Tricks, Windows

With Microsoft becoming increasingly more aggressive with the Windows 10 update notifications, I thought it was a good time to create an article with some tips on how to prevent an accidental upgrade. First, the easy way (and recommended way).  Download the following standalone app called the GWX Control Panel here: (http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/GWX_control_panel.exe).  Download it, run […]

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