Remote Desktop Connections – Macs

Since August 13, IT@Sam has been working on a long term solution that prevents Mac users from connecting to Remote Desktop Connection (RDC).  As an interim solution, we ask that you connect to RDC using WINTS01.SHSU.EDU or WINTS02.SHSU.EDU rather than REMOTE.SHSU.EDU.

If you previously downloaded RDP 2.1.2 you will still encounter issues.  IT@Sam is currently working with Microsoft to get this issue resolved soon.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

E-mail: Online Archiving

All faculty and staff have an additional “Online Archive” mailbox that can be used for archiving e-mail online.  This mailbox has a quota of 5GB.  Any mailbox items (e-mail, tasks, calendar entries) located in your primary mailbox that is older than two (2) years will also be automatically moved to the “Online Archive” mailbox.  

For step-by-step instructions, click here.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Coming in October

It is no secret that we live our lives in an online environment more than ever before. It isn’t just a luxury anymore; it has become a necessity to interact with others online in some way. We, as a people, rely heavily on the Internet to submit taxes, sign timecards and pay bills. It is very hard to imagine our lives without the Internet.

The Internet has made us more connected than ever. This interconnectivity increases the risk to fall victim to identity theft and other cybercrimes. That is why cyber security is one of the country’s top priorities. It is for this reason that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

This October, like previous years, IT@Sam will join with other agencies and institutions to promote cyber security. Our goal this year is to engage the SHSU campus and raise their awareness about cyber security.  This will, in turn, increase resiliency of the Nation and its cyber identity.

What You Can Expect This Year

This October in the mall area, you will see IT@Sam employees hosting games and providing giveaways to provide information and insight on cyber security awareness. Also, we remind all program owners to review computer application access and remove access from any individuals that no longer need that access.

We will also have a few cyber-related contests for our social media followers. If you don’t already follow us on Facebook or Twitter, please follow us so you can be up to date on all the fun events we will be having.

For more information, please contact The Service Desk (936-294-1950)