about technology at huntington university
Here is the latest information to get ready for the computing environment at Huntington University when you arrive on campus.
Due to the increased exposures to computer viruses, mass mailing worms, and other “malware,” an anti-virus package is required to be installed on any computer using the HU network. HU will provide a license for Sophos Anti-virus for each student. Students can choose to use their own anti-virus software, but as students are added to the university network they will be asked to present evidence of the anti-virus package they have installed and that it is being updated regularly (the anti-virus package should include a service to continually update the anti-virus definitions). With most new computers an anti-virus package is provided for a limited time (e.g. 90 days), after which an extension must be purchased to continue to receive updates to anti-virus definitions. Examples of other anti-virus packages are McAfee and Norton Antivirus.
We strongly recommend you take advantage of the Sophos Anti-virus provided at no charge by the university. The licenses are owned by Huntington University. As part of the license agreement, students who graduate or are no longer currently enrolled at the university must uninstall the program.
To get your Sophos Anti-virus package, drop off your computer to Technology Services (SH 115) during business hours. Technology Services will install the package and will call you when the installation is finished. If you have a laptop, bring your power adaptor. For desktop unit, just bring your unit without the keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
Wireless set up for your desktop computer or laptop
For wireless setup and/or anti-virus installation, drop off your computer to Technology Services located in Science Hall, room 115 during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
HU Network User ID and Password
Your network user ID is your LastNameFirstInitial (example: John Doe's id would be doej).
Your initial password is the last five digits of your social security number. If you do not have a social security number, please contact Technology Services. You should change your password after you log into the network.
Forgot your password for your HU User ID? Contact the Call Center at 4090 or stop by Technology Services in SH 115 during business hours.
Consider using a USB flash drive for file transfer (papers, etc.). The USB flash drive makes it easier to store large files. To use a flash drive, you simply plug the device into a USB port on your computer and it appears as another hard drive in "My Computer". USB flash drives are the future of data storage. The Huntington Bookstore sells USB flash drives.
Windows Updates - XP, Vista, Windows 7
If your computer is using Windows, go to windowsupdate.microsoft.com to keep the operating system up-to-date. Download and install all the of the security patches. Windows XP, Vista, and 7 users should enable automatic Windows updates. For non-Windows operations systems (e.g. MacOS, Linux), check the vendors' web sites for latest patches.
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