Category Archive: General CNSIT

By Ross Madden
May 22, 2024 1:08 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT

As part of an initiative approved by the College of Natural Sciences College Council in their responsibilities for allocating the College Charges for Technology fees, the CNS is able to provide long-term laptop checkouts for undergraduate students at Colorado State University with majors in the College of Natural Sciences.  Laptop computers with college-licensed software are made available to students for checkout. At this […]

By Aaron Vanasse
March 29, 2024 4:37 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, Windows

Open File Explorer In the left hand pane click on This PC At the top of File Explorer click View From the drop down menu select “Add a Network Location” A window will pop up and you can add the path to the drive you want to map <eg> \\pathtomyfolder Make sure to check the […]

By Ross Madden
November 14, 2023 9:50 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT

Accessible storage in today’s business environment is essential not only as a large-scale storage location but also to enable accessible collaboration from users around the world. While there are arguably better solutions when it comes to safety and security of your data (https://cnsit.colostate.edu/kb/collaboration-and-file-sharing-tools), one cost effective option for groups that require extensive storage is a […]

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 in 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 […]

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 Evan Campbell
July 7, 2022 11:49 am MT
Posted in E-mail, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Security News

Microsoft has created a new feature in Outlook that allows you to report emails as either spam or phishing without having to forward them to the Division of IT. This article will show you how to use this new feature in both the Outlook client as well as the M365 portal version of Outlook for […]

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