Category Archive: General CNSIT

By Ross Madden
October 16, 2019 10:58 am MT
Posted in Backups, General CNSIT, Tips and Tricks, Windows

You can back up your important folders (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) on your Windows PC with OneDrive PC folder backup, so they’re protected and available on other devices. Check out the following article for information on setting this up! There is now no excuse for not backing up these common file storage locations! […]

By Ross Madden
October 8, 2019 11:39 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT

Another year, another version of MacOS. As is typical, the initial release of MacOS arrives along a bumpy path. Also, as always, CNSIT recommends waiting on the first release of any new version of MacOS. Typically, many issues are fixed with the .1 release (10.15.1 in this case). We will use this article to document […]

By John Purdy
October 3, 2019 9:24 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT

The 150th anniversary of CSU is happening this academic year of 2019-2020. As part of that celebration, External Relations has asked colleges to use the 150th mark in our communication materials. One way we can do this is by adding the mark to our email signatures. Below you will find three design options that incorporate […]

By Ross Madden
September 23, 2019 11:16 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing

CNSIT is about to embark on an ambitious project to inventory all institutionally (CNS) owned networked computers. We are doing so with the goal of gaining a full catalogue of these devices so that we can more proactively manage them in terms of software compliance and endpoint protection. During this project, CNSIT will be visiting […]

By Ross Madden
September 23, 2019 11:16 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT

To standardize the naming of institutionally/CNS owned devices within CNSIT, we will utilize the following standardized naming conventions.  We are limited to 15 characters in the Windows-verse so we are forced to stick to this limit across all devices for consistency. One should be able to decipher the following information when looking at the name […]

By Aaron Vanasse
September 9, 2019 11:04 am MT
Posted in Backups, General CNSIT

For this article’s purposes I’ll refer to Cobian Backup software as “Cobian”. This is a free tool for flat file backups. Flat file backup means that your files will be backed up as is, one at a time to a different location. You can read about Cobian and it’s history here: https://www.cobiansoft.com/cobianbackup.html Let’s begin. You […]

By Ross Madden
September 3, 2019 9:43 am MT
Posted in Apple, E-mail, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

Every so often we are contacted with a MacOS Outlook client that his having trouble searching. The symptoms typically resemble something like “No Results” found or a severely limited set of results returned, such as only the past week’s worth of e-mail. Outlook on MacOS utilizes the built-in Spotlight indexing system for its search, and […]

By Ross Madden
September 3, 2019 8:33 am MT
Posted in E-mail, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

One common request CNSIT sees is for a custom e-mail address to be used for a conference, special group, or any other reason where a personal e-mail address might not be the best solution in the future. CSU provides functionality for a couple of different solutions; one of which will hopefully work for your purposes. […]

By John Purdy
July 26, 2019 3:28 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

The https://www.natsci.colostate.edu website was recently moved to a new webhost provided by ACNS. This transition included a number of updates and changes to the WordPress installation that powers our website. One of the bigger changes to the website is the login form and account setup. Previously, users had a separate WordPress account tied to their […]

By Ross Madden
July 5, 2019 10:31 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

The information in this article is designed to inform users interested in purchasing Adobe InDesign of a potential free alternative.  Adobe InDesign is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud now, and involves annual licensing costs that turn most folks off (https://ramtech.colostate.edu/departmental/software/#adobecc). Scribus is a free and open source page layout program and is available here: […]

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