How to ...This page assembles links gathered from the "How to" sections in top-level, main-category index pages. The list is not exhaustive, however, and you may find additional procedural information by browsing manually.
- Obtain, use, and change the various types of passwords within SCS (overview).
- Use the instance manager to create or manage your Kerberos instances.
- Get a password reset if you have forgotten it.
- Choose a good password.
- Backup Status Dashboard - Check the status of backups/data protection on all of your machines.
- Windows systems.
- Facilitized Unix/Linux systems.
- Mac systems.
- Fix the "Unable to resolve NetBIOS name" problem
- Use the Configure and Administer SCS Equipment form to request wired network support or add/change host registration information
- Configure your computer to obtain an IP address via DHCP
- Access the network using wireless networking
- Determine the hardware address of your computer
- Verify settings for your machine in the SCS Domain Naming System (DNS)
Print to New SCS Public Printers
- Configure the new SCS printing service
- Configure the new SCS printing service in Newell-Simon Hall (NSH) or Smith Hall (EDSH)
Print to Legacy Printers:(This also applies to many non-public office printers.)
- Print from a Mac:
- Print to legacy printers from Unix/Linux hosts
- Print to legacy printers from Windows hosts
Poster Printing in SCS
- Compute securely:
- Protect yourself against phishing attacks, internet hoaxes, and scams
- Choose good passwords
- Protect your passwords when they go over the networkUse SSH for secure login, file transfer, and network connections
- Use WebISO authentication to authenticate when accessing SCS and campus web-based services
- Configure your X server software to prevent snooping
- Deal with a Windows break-in
- Deal with a Unix/Linux break-in
- Remove Symantec Endpoint Protection from a PC
- Add or remove support charges (retire machines, remove users from support, and make other adjustments -- (CMU or SCS login required)
- View your support charges:
- SCS web reports. Use your Andrew ID and password to view these reports (offsite link, will open in a new browser window)
- Get root access on your machine.
- Perform local system administration tasks on Dragon hosts.
- Perform local system administration tasks on Facilitized hosts.
- Get software for Unix/Linux hosts.
- Manage local software collections with Depot.
- Manage a misc collection.
- Install and use VMware (virtual machine software) to run Windows on a Linux host.
- Install Java on Ubuntu
- Troubleshoot common platform-specific issues:
- Change your AFS password
- List your AFS tokens
- Authenticate to AFS on Unix hosts
- Perform cross-realm authentication
- Authenticate daemons to AFS
ACL & pts group tasks
- Display and set AFS ACLs
- Set the ACLs on a directory and all of its subdirectories
- Make a directory on AFS private
- Make a write-only "dropbox" directory in AFS
- Create and manage AFS pts groups
Requesting special-purpose AFS space
- Recover a file that you've deleted
- Create a cross-platform bin directory
- Troubleshoot some common AFS problems
- Set up a personal web page in AFS [introduction]
- Use .htaccess files
- Restrict AFS access to web pages
- Password protect web pages using Apache basic authentication
- Password protect web pages using Shibboleth
- Generate a certificate-signing request (CSR) and get a web server certificate
- Set up your own web server using the SCS apache2 collection
- Set up your own web server using the SCS httpd collection [deprecated]
- Set up your own web server using the wwwsrv collection [deprecated]