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Tags: database

To request a new MySQL database email accounts@uic.edu indicating what kind of usage you intend and what disk space requirements you foresee needing. We can normally accommodate small to medium-sized databases without any problems, but we may need to account for larger databases with special hardware or setup scenarios.

To request a new  MS SQL database, email lan@uic.edu

If you haven't already, first activate your people.uic.edu site. Use the following settings to connect to your account with an SSH client: 

Department Phonebook contacts can make changes to staff Phonebook records in their department, as well as manage the unit's department listing as displayed in Departments A-Z search. Phonebook Contacts are assigned by a delegate authority in the department - usually a dean, director, department head or other designated employee. Delegate authorities can assign Phonebook contacts and other liaisons online.

  1. Click File and choose Print (or use the shortcut Ctrl + P or Command + P). By default your document will be printed double-sided (if it is longer than one page). 
  2. Verify the printer you have selected matches the lab you are in (unless you intend to have your job printed to a different lab).
  3. Click Print.
  4. Access the nearest U-Print Station and log in using your UIC NetID  and password.
  5. Once logged in, you must select the document that you want to print, and simply click Print once more. 
Service: Exchange

Problem

Outlook shows the message “we didn’t find anything to show here.” when looking in a folder that shows unread items.

Cause

The views in outlook can become unresponsive causing it to not display the emails.

Solution

Reset the view in outlook

If you already have a MySQL database, use the MySQL database and user management web application to:

  • add MySQL database users
  • remove MySQL database users
  • change access level (read-only or read-write)
  • change MySQL user passwords

Please note that MySQL usernames must correspond to existing UIC NetIDs. By default, each MySQL database also comes with two accounts:

Tags: windows

To change a file's extension, you must first enable file extension display in Windows. It is disabled by default. Once file extensions are displayed, you can use the file rename functionality to change a file's extension.

Display file extensions

The process of telling Windows Explorer to display file extensions is pretty much the same, regardless of what version of Windows you are using.

Install Shibboleth service provider software

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and SUSE Linux

The ACCC runs an LDAP server that you can use to look up the names and email addresses of people using NetID@uic.edu email addresses. This page explains how to use this LDAP server with Mozilla Thunderbird and with Eudora OSE, which is based on Thunderbird.

Service: Listserv

Listserv passwords are independent of any other password. A listserv password is associated with a specific email address. To set a new listserv password click on the Change Password button on any listserv login page:

When Outlook is installed and your profile is created, the Autodiscover service is used to automatically configure your client settings for our environment. Outlook periodically attempts to retrieve these settings again in order to ensure that your client remains correctly configured if the server settings have changed in any way. 

Tags: argo

Argo has been decommissioned.

For more information on High Performance Computing see https://acer.uic.edu

Devices connected to Res-Net, UIC-WiFi, eduroam, and the other UIC campus networks have a daily network usage limit that is detailed in Acceptable Use Policy for Res-Net and the UIC Public Wireless Networks.

Tags: backup, adsm
Service: Backups

You can set up rules in the backup client preferences menus to include or exclude certain types of files or certain locations on your computer.

Tags: argo

X11 forwarding allows users who have an account on a Unix server to open a connection to the X11 interface remotely from another computer. The communication between the systems is encrypted. In order to log in to Argo, you must use an SSH client, such as PuTTY, or the ssh command. 

X11 forwarding with the ssh command

To use X11 forwarding when using the ssh command, include the -X operand. For example:

Activate your site, if you haven't already done so. No additional software is needed to map your people.uic.edu account as a network share, but if you are connecting from an off-campus location you will need to connect to the UIC Virtual Private Network (VPN) first. 

Windows

To map your account start by right-clicking on your Desktop. Select New then Shortcut. In the dialog, type in \\people.uic.edu\NetID (use your own UIC NetID) in the location field. Click Next.

If you haven't already, activate your site. Use the following settings to connect to people.uic.edu using SFTP. Below you will find instructions for Windows and Mac SFTP clients.

To install ADDA software on your Mac you will need to mount the MacApps volume. To use the software, you will also need to have the KeyClient running. Important note: If you are off-campus, you must be connected using the VPN client to use ADDA software.

Closing a GoogleApps@UIC session is a two step process. You must do both.

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