Welcome (back, for some of you) students at Grays Harbor College for Fall quarter, 2010. We’ve made some changes to the computers and systems, and thought we might as well share ’em.
First off, we’re no longer using Novell for logins. Windows now just shows the Username & Password box – no Context, Tree, or Server fields. We made it as simple as possible.
Two, you can save directly to your Desktop and My Documents folders – and get access to them from any other computer on campus. Those two folders are actually redirected to a big file server, available from any other computer on campus. We’ve invested in a substantially larger storage space, so you have access to 25 times more storage.
Third, we’re using Volume Shadow Copy to give you access to backups of your files. Simply right-mouse click the My Documents folder or Desktop, and choose Properties >> Previous Versions. Now you can go back in time to before you deleted that important paper.
We’ve extended this to most student-facing campus computers; they’ll all be on the new network by the end of Fall quarter.
We’re pretty happy about the changes we’ve made, and expect to make more positive improvements in the campus infrastructure in the future. Again, welcome back Chokers. Here’s to a great next year.