Using OIT’s VLAB (Virtual Lab) as an MCECS User

OIT has set up a virtual Windows lab (VLAB) to mimic the environment and software they provide on their general use on campus labs, such as the labs in the Millar Library and the FMH building. It is hosted off site as a cloud-based service. Instructions on how to log in to the VLAB: [...]

2020-03-30T00:35:49+00:00March 30th, 2020|

Using SSH from Windows

Connecting to a remote Linux machine using SSH from Windows Click here for instructions on connecting via PuTTY. Click here for instructions on connecting via MobaXterm. Click here for instructions on connecting via PowerShell. Connecting via PuTTY PuTTY is a lightweight SSH client available for Windows, and is available on MCECS [...]

2020-03-22T21:26:58+00:00March 22nd, 2020|

Using Fixit to solve Windows Application Problems

Using Fixit to solve Windows Application Problems   What is Fixit? Fixit is  program available on any MCECS Windows box.  It can be found either through the start menu [Start>General Applications>Fixit(Reset Application Settings) ] or through a Command Prompt.  It is an application available through the CAT for fixing issues that may pop [...]

2020-03-10T16:58:05+00:00March 10th, 2020|

Using SFTP for Remote File Transfer from Windows

Using SFTP for Remote File Transfer from Windows Installing the WinSCP SFTP Client For SFTP connections on Windows, the CAT recommends the use of WinSCP. To get WinSCP, you can download it from: Alternatively to this guide, you can follow this guide to use SFTP from the command line without downloading [...]

2020-03-23T10:35:18+00:00February 21st, 2020|

Windows 7 end-of-life planning for computers in MCECS

If you still have any computers running Windows 7, you probably already know that Microsoft will be ending support for this operating system on January 14th, 2020. We are working to remediate the risks to MCECS/PSU from these systems after the deadline (since they will no longer have security updates). Over the past few months, [...]

2019-12-13T01:14:33+00:00December 13th, 2019|

Recycle Bin Behavior

Recycle Bin behavior on Tier 1/2 Systems We encourage users to be careful when deleting files. Due to storage being delivered from a networked file server, the Recycle Bin on CAT supported Tier 1/2 Windows systems works in the following way. If you accidentally delete a file or folder, we recommend [...]

2019-09-24T10:56:42+00:00September 24th, 2019|

Laptop Purchasing, OIT managed loads, and a September 1 deadline

[Are you an MCECS computer or laptop user with an OIT managed load? Are you thinking of getting your laptop loaded by OIT to get a managed configuration? If so, read on....] Since the CAT doesn’t have the resources to provide managed and supported laptop configurations, an increasing number MCECS users have been opting to [...]

2019-08-29T16:39:36+00:00August 29th, 2019|

Using Software Center to install/update packages

Using Software Center to install or update packages On Tier 1 and 2 systems, Software Center provides a self-service mechanism to install or update select software packages bundled by the CAT. This service is only available to systems designated as "single-user desktops".  Multi-user computers, such as those in computer labs, will not provide this [...]

2019-08-26T12:37:17+00:00August 26th, 2019|

Getting rid of Oracle Java for Windows – Aug 1, 2019

On August 1st, we will be removing the default Oracle Java install on CAT supported Windows desktops. We are taking this action in order to maintain the security of CAT supported desktop Windows systems. Due to recent changes to licensing from Oracle, we are no longer able to freely install newer, patched versions of the [...]

2019-07-19T09:29:01+00:00July 19th, 2019|

Remote Desktop using SSH Tunnel with MobaXterm

RDP through an SSH tunnel   Note: If you are trying to use Remote Desktop to log into a remote Windows box, but are unable to successfully connect to the MCECS VPN, you can use SSH tunneling to accomplish the same goal. To set up an SSH tunnel to allow you to [...]

2019-06-04T13:08:11+00:00June 4th, 2019|