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By John Purdy
August 28, 2023 10:39 am MT
Posted in Apple, Software, Tips and Tricks

On some newer Mac devices with M1/M2 chips, running OSX 13.4+, and Echo360 v6.0.773043798+, Echo fails to load its Software Capture application. It will get stuck in a cycle of “applying updates” and then “encountering an error”. Please try the following steps to resolve this: 1. Launch the Terminal application on the Mac.2. Copy/Paste this into […]

By Ross Madden
July 7, 2023 4:13 pm MT
Posted in Backups, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud

Due to the announcement by Microsoft of upcoming changes in storage offerings – we will want to avoid setting up large scale backup operations to SharePoint sites. More information on this will be emerging soon. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/microsoft-365-storage-options Network Attached Storage (NAS) is an inexpensive way to provide shared mass (local-ish) storage to your group. However, without […]

By Ross Madden
May 17, 2023 9:43 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Printing

General Information Model: HP Designjet T795Location: CNS Undergraduate Computer Lab Biology 126Paper: Roll of 36″ HP Plain Paper Poster File Preparation and Requirements Before you attempt to print be sure that your poster file meets the following requirements. 1.) Your poster file must be in the PDF file format.2.) The paper roll is only 36″ […]

By Evan Campbell
May 5, 2023 9:00 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Tips and Tricks, Windows

If you’re off campus and notice that your computer is not receiving updates for Windows or if software that should be available to you is not listed in Software Center these instructions will refresh Software Center allowing you to install the updates or software. In the windows search bar type “disk cleanup” and launch the […]

By Ross Madden
February 20, 2023 1:22 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Windows

Once again, we are on the precipice of an Windows operating system upgrade spree. Windows 10 officially loses support by Microsoft in October of 2025. Our goal is to be able to upgrade all possible computers by well before this. Windows 11 Hardware Requirements Microsoft has an official list of all hardware requirements here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications?r=1 […]

By Ross Madden
December 14, 2022 9:42 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

This article is taken/adapted from the following – content reproduced here for posterity: https://www.networkworld.com/article/3618998/using-gimp-to-modify-pdf-files.html Gimp can do everything from resizing and cropping images to adding text, changing colors or distorting images in artistic ways. You can use it to draw with its pencil or paintbrush and layer additional images. It’s quite a versatile tool. Yet […]

By Ross Madden
November 2, 2022 11:46 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Windows

Deploying software in the modern age has become very convenient. This is especially true as more of the work force is remote and unable to physically meet with CNSIT staff for required software installations. For machines managed by CNSIT we will be using the Software Center for software deployments as well as OS upgrades and […]

By Ross Madden
October 14, 2022 11:03 am MT
Posted in Apple

Network drive access can be obtained in three simple steps, provided you don’t mind having to repeat those steps if the connection drops, you restart your Mac, or the device is disconnected: In Finder, either hit Command+K to bring up “Connect to Server” or click Go > Connect to Server Enter the path of the […]

By Ross Madden
October 14, 2022 9:43 am MT
Posted in Tips and Tricks

What is Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)? The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a feature of the Windows operating system that enables you to run a Linux file system, along with Linux command-line tools and GUI apps, directly on Windows, alongside your traditional Windows desktop and apps. Who is WSL for? This is primarily […]

By John Purdy
September 26, 2022 2:44 pm MT
Posted in Software, Tips and Tricks

About Gravity Forms  Gravity Forms is a WordPress plugin that allows users to create simple and complex forms to collect information on their WordPress site, and then decide what to do with that information. The College of Natural Sciences has an “Elite” License installed on https://forms.natsci.colostate.edu available for use. Once a form has been created, it […]

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