SSCC News for June 2001

Inside this issue...
Revised Desktop Support Policy
Remaining Tape Media in Computer Room to be Returned to Owners
SSCC Summer Training Schedule
New Organization for SSCC Publications on the Web
New/Revised SSCC Publications

Revised Desktop Support Policy

SSCC's desktop support policy has been updated to more accurately describe the services we provide and to broaden the scope of the policy to include Linux and Mac desktops. It also now describes services we provide for home networks and broadband connections. Please take a few minutes to review this policy.

Remaining Tape Media in Computer Room to be Returned to Owners

SSCC staff are in the process of boxing up the remaining 3480 cartridges, worm platters, and 9-track tapes that are in the Computer Room and will be returning them to their owners within the next month. Tapes owners will be contacted to arrange a time for taking delivery of their tapes. Once this project is completed, SSCC's PC repair operations will be relocated from 2416 to the Computer Room.

The self-serve "tapestation" which has been in the I/O Room (4411A) since VMS was being phased out in 1998 is still alive and well. You can use it to read and copy 9-track, 3480, and 8mm tapes created on VMS systems in the past. We plan to keep this equipment as long as it is needed and is in repairable condition. Please see Charlie Fiss in the CDE Data Library if you need assistance with the tapestation.

SSCC Summer Training Schedule

All SSCC training sessions require preregistration. If less than three people have preregistered for a course one week prior to its start date, the class may be canceled. Click here to register for a session(s). You will be reminded about your preregistration through e-mail a day or two before the class begins.

Date Time Topic Room Instructor
6/26 and 28 1:00-3:00 Creating Accessible Web Pages 7413 Dimond
6/26, 28, 7/3 10:00-11:30 Hands-on Introduction to SAS 2470 McDermott
6/27 10:00-11:00 Strategies for Keeping Your INBOX Manageable 4405 Brauer
7/10 10:30-12:00 Intro to Stata 2470 Dimond
7/11 10:00-11:30 Windows Tricks and Customization 2470 Brauer
7/12 10:00-12:00 Setting Up A Home Network - section 1 4405 Chrisinger
7/17 2:00-3:30 Introduction to MS Outlook Express 2470 Wald
7/25 1:30-3:00 Hands-On Introduction to Excel 3218 Brauer
7/26 2:00-3:00 Introducing a New Web-Based Email Program 2470 Wald
7/31 1:00-3:00 Setting Up a Home Network - section 2 4405 Chrisinger
8/2 10:00-12:00 Intermediate Stata 2470 Dimond
8/21 1:00-3:00 A Hands-On Introduction to UNIX 2470 Bongert

New Organization for SSCC Publications on the Web

The SSCC Publications page has been reorganized by topic. This should make it much easier to find answers to your questions by looking through our Publications on the web. Watch for our upcoming search engine to make them even more useful.

New/Revised SSCC Publications

Connecting to the SSCC Network via VPN
This new document describes the process of setting up a PC running Windows 2000 to connect to the SSCC Windows NT network (PRIMO) from home using Virtual Private Networking (VPN). The process is very similar whether you are using a standard modem, DSL, or cable modem.

Using Wincenter (SSCC Pub. #5-9)
This document has been rewritten to cover improved ways of connecting to Wincenter, especially for those who connect from a PC.

Running Graphical Applications in Linux (SSCC Pub. #7-21)
What to do if you get the dreaded Cannot Open Display message.

Running Linux Programs Using Windows (Mostly) (SSCC Pub. #5-20)
Tricks and techniques that allow you to run programs like Stata and SAS on UNIX servers with just three UNIX commands. It also describes TextPad, an advanced text editor for Windows which is available to all campus users. Textpad features support for UNIX text files and syntax highlighting for Stata and SAS.

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