By Ross Madden
January 22, 2019 10:57 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

Occasionally, it is important to rename your computer so that various network services can better identify your machine.  This is particularly important for personally owned computers that connect to various campus networks as required in our Computer and Network Policies page here: https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/policies Click below to select your OS for directions on renaming your computer. […]

By Aaron Vanasse
January 17, 2019 3:53 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT

From time to it maybe necessary to rename your Mac computer to a new name. To change the official name of your Mac use the following steps. Open System Preferences in the drop down menu under the Apple icon at the top left of your screen.                  2. […]

By Ross Madden
December 18, 2018 11:43 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Windows

Occasionally, we run into a specific issue when a user is setting up a new machine, and wants to configure Outlook to read their CSU O365 e-mail and calendar data.  While following the ACNS supplied directions (http://help.mail.colostate.edu/tt_o365_outlook.aspx) the dialog will seem to hang (indefinitely) on searching for the account.  We are seeing this behaviour when […]

By Aaron Vanasse
December 7, 2018 11:33 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Windows

Press the windows key + pause key and a pop up box will appear. Now select Advanced system settings. Another pop box will appear. At the top of the pop up box select Computer Name and click Change in the lower right corner of the popup box Another pop up menu will appear and in […]

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 Pangea.app program to have access to Finder, but we […]

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