By Ross Madden
December 7, 2018 10:28 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

A common question CNSIT receives is the availability of Adobe Photoshop for their CSU computers.  Photoshop has become ingrained in our psyche as synonymous with “photo editor”, much like we use the term “Kleenex” to name our facial tissue.  Unfortunately, Adobe Photoshop is not available as a free site license on campus.  If you require […]

By John Purdy
November 16, 2018 10:15 am MT
Posted in Knowledge Base, Web Development

The Contributor Role in WordPress can be a valuable tool for sharing content creation responsibility without exposing too much administrative access to a user. The default settings for the Contributor Role are fairly restrictive in a WordPress site A Contributor can create and edit only their own posts, but cannot publish them. When one of their posts […]

By Ross Madden
November 15, 2018 4:16 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

This tutorial will describe how to map an RStor location to a Linux computer using CIFS (Common Internet File System).  CIFS is a dialect of SMB (Server Message Block) meaning that it can be thought of as an in place replacement for Microsoft’s SMB protocol.  In short, this is how you map the same drive […]

By Ross Madden
November 1, 2018 3:16 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

Working together and sharing files is essential in today’s work environment.  At CSU there are several options available based on the type of collaboration required.  In this article, I will attempt to summarize these technologies and list their characteristics.  If you are interested in using any of these in your area, please get in touch […]

By Bobby Childs
October 31, 2018 1:57 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT

SSD, HDD, and Hybrid Drive comparison You may have noticed that, recently, CNSIT has been pushing to install SSD (Solid State Drives) instead of the traditional HDD (Hard Disc Drive) or even the Hybrid drive system.  This article will explain why we have made this decision and show that the SSD format is not only […]

By Ross Madden
October 1, 2018 9:36 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Pangea, Tips and Tricks

With the release of MacOS 10.14 “Mojave” last week, we discovered a bug with the Pangea connection app where you would receive the following error message on launch: Not authorized to send Apple events to Finder. (-1743) This launch process should ask for authorization for the program to have access to Finder, but we […]

By Ross Madden
September 21, 2018 1:36 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks, Windows

One of the great things about the RStor service, is the ability for a share owner to administer the permissions without CNSIT assistance!  To manage the permissions in RStor you will need to have access to a Windows computer where you have connected to your RStor share (for connection instructions, see here: If you […]

By Aaron Vanasse
September 14, 2018 11:18 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT

We are coming up on the end of life for the Windows 7 and 8.1 This means that Microsoft will no longer create security patches and improvements to this operating system. It is essentially being retired like Windows XP was in 2014.  Not upgrading to Windows 10 will leave the network at risk. CNSIT has […]

By Ross Madden
August 13, 2018 9:34 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

This article is designed to help you connect to an RStor network share.  If you are unsure of what an RStor share is, check out the following article and let us know if you still have questions: Connecting to RStor Now that you have a new RStor network share, how do you connect to […]

By Ross Madden
July 10, 2018 3:01 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, The Cloud

UPDATE: RStor How To from CNSIT: ACNS has implemented a storage solution for researchers needing a secure location for their working data.   Currently configured with over 300 terabytes of storage, this DELL Isilon storage is located in the campus data center and can be accessed directly from windows or unix systems.   As usage grows, […]

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