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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.

Accounts & passwords

Backups & restores

Determine if your host is being backed up: Request a restore:



Print to New SCS Public Printers

Print to Legacy Printers:

(This also applies to many non-public office printers.)

Poster Printing in SCS


Support charges

  • 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)

Unix/Linux support

See the Unix quick reference guide for some basic information on how to use Facilitized Unix/Linux hosts.

Using AFS

See the AFS quick command reference for a brief summary of some AFS commands and the meaning of AFS permissions and special groups, and explore links in the "AFS concepts" section, above, for more detailed how-to information.

Quota tasks

Authentication tasks

ACL & pts group tasks

Requesting special-purpose AFS space

Miscellaneous tasks

Web publishing