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Learn how to Access files on Network Drive.
HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, a copy-protection scheme designed to eliminate the possibility of intercepting digital data midstream between the source to the display. The format designed by Intel and licensed by Digital Content Protection, LLC uses an authentication-and-key-exchange procedure before video and audio is presented.
Most computers can be configured to run more than one operating system. Windows, macOS, and Linux (or multiple copies of each) can happily coexist on one physical computer. There are two basic strategies available for installing multiple operating systems on a single computer..
Most Mines students receive their email through what is called a "MyMail" account. When a student leaves Mines, his or her MyMail account will very quickly go away. This article provides basic instruction and guidelines on how to retain MyMail email and export it to another email program or account before graduation.
Mines reserves the right to terminate email and other accounts (among them MultiPass) as soon as any student or employee separates from the institution. In theory, that could be the same day the individual officially leaves Mines, so plan accordingly.
SSH, or Secure Shell, is a "terminal" program used to encrypt online communications from end to end, preventing unauthorized access to a data stream.
MultiPass is the single master account for most major computer systems at Mines. Depending on your campus roles and affiliations, it may provide access to several services.
Setting up the Apple Time Capsule on your home network is generally easy and straightforward -- as is usually the case with Apple products. However, when Time Capsule is attached to the Mines campus network, unforeseen problems arise. This is a guide to setting up Time Capsule on the Mines network in an approved, and secure, fashion.
In the past, computer users at Mines may have had different passwords for various computer accounts. In March 2015, most of those accounts were consolidated under a single set of credentials referred to as the "MultiPass." To reset your Mines MultiPass, visit https://identity.mines.edu and follow the prompts. This process will reset what were once separate passwords -- Trailhead, MultiPass, and ADIT -- to a single MultiPass password.
Guidelines on how to access a shared calendar in a Microsoft Exchange or Office365 environment.
Microsoft Imagine has been moved to Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. This article provides information on accessing and downloading most Microsoft products for free via the new interface, including Microsoft Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, and Visual Studio Enterprise 2017.
Guidelines for setting up a Parent PIN in Trailhead.
The article provides brief guidelines for your best options for Mines email in terms of client applications and their associated protocol.
Your Mines username is a unique identifier that will be used throughout your stay at Mines to log into your various campus computer accounts, and as part of your campus email address (e.g., username@mines.edu). It's hard to change.
Use this article as a reference for how to use the Mines mobile printing platform, known as OrePrint. This service is supported by Information and Technology Solutions.
Quotas are storage limits set for various Mines systems used by faculty, staff, and students. What are the quotas for various Mines systems? How do you check whether you're approaching yours?
General instructions on how to connect an OrePrint or another network printer to a Microsoft Windows computer.
This article offers guidance regarding educational discounts on computer hardware through either the Mines Bookstore or other vendors.
Although Mines wired and wireless networks appear to be open (not password protected), to use them you must first "register" your computer with the network. Here's how.
If you are prepared to request a new software purchase at Mines, you may use the New Software Request (pilot) Service to begin the submission process. If you would like to review the form questions in the process to better understand the information required prior to submitting your request, you may use the PDF version which accompanies this article.
VPN client software based on OpenVPN is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android devices.
CCIT has several laptop computers that are available for checkout on a short-term basis.  If there is equipment available and the staff or faculty personnel is not requesting a long term reservation, we can usually accommodate their request;
Use this article to learn where to find OrePrint stations in the various buildings across campus.
A list of all software existing at Mines, alphabetized by title.
This article answers these questions: What is a Virtual Desktop? Why is a Virtual Desktop valuable? Also included in the article is a set of instructions that a user can follow based on the operating system.