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.
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.
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.
If the answer is YES, then we have a couple of guides to help you get connected to the SHSU Network.
Windows 8 Tutorial
If you would like more information, be sure to check out our Residence Hall Network Setup page.
This past weekend our terminal server infrastructure that supports remote.shsu.edu was upgraded to new hardware and OS. This upgrade requires Mac users to upgrade Remote Desktop Connection to versions 2.1.2. This version is not officially supported yet by Microsoft, but we have done internal testing and it has proven to work. We are currently testing the software and hope to have the software available for campus Macs soon. If you have a SHSU issued Mac laptop or a personal Mac you can download this version of the RDC client on our support page located here: https://support.shsu.edu/files/rdc_2.1.2_120917.dmg
The IT@Sam Service Desk will have adjusted hours during the intermediate session.
From August 5th to August 23rd the Service Desk will be open from 7:30 AM to 5PM for phones, walk-ins, and remote support.
We will resume are normal operating hours starting August 26th.
IT@Sam will be performing maintenance this weekend. SamWeb, MySam, T2 Parking, UC4, Degree Works, Primavera, Nell Batch Queue and Nell Menus will be unavailable on Friday, August 9 from 6pm – 11pm.
Microsoft Office 2013 is the latest version of Office products for PCs. To get started with the new programs, check out these quick start guides.
Microsoft Office 2013 Quick Start Guides:
Visit our frequently asked questions page for information on feedback we have received during our testing.