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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.

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: 

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:

  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. 

Upgrading to Windows 10 with Endpoint Protection installed

You can upgrade to Windows 10 with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 MP1 installed. Symantec Endpoint Protection is available on the webstore. You must uninstall earlier versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection. The operating system upgrade stops if it detects an earlier version of Symantec Endpoint Protection.

The following operating system upgrade paths are supported with 12.1.6 MP1 installed:

Tags: argo

GaussView is a graphical user interface (GUI) that helps you prepare input for submission to Gaussian and permits you to graphically examine the output. GaussView allows you to rapidly sketch in large molecules and then rotate, translate, and zoom in on the molecules using mouse operations. It makes it easy to set up many types of Gaussian calculations, and lets you examine the results of Gaussian calculations.

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:

Service: Exchange

Your ACCC Microsoft Exchange mailbox grows as you create and receive items. To manage the space in your mailbox or on the mail server you are using, you can move old items that are important, but rarely used, to an archive location. This storage process occurs automatically with AutoArchive, but you can customize most of the default settings.

Note: The AutoArchive feature is removed from any Outlook profile that contains a Microsoft Exchange account with retention policies.

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.

Set Server Configuration

  1. Open Preferences
  2. Click Server
  3. Make sure Outbound Proxy is set to Auto
  4. Click Test connection. If you do not see: “The server settings are correct”, contact LTS@uic.edu.
  5. Click OK.

Preference Settings

​Configure Echo360 Personal Capture Software for Windows

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

Tags: argo

Important note: If your program or software is not parallel or distributive, specifying more than one node and/or more than one processor does absolutely nothing other than waste resources that could be used by some other client. 

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.

Tags: uicalendar
Service: UICalendar

Global Agendas -- Sharing Your UICal Calendar with Anyone. Global Agenda viewing is an option of UICal on the Web that allows you to send a URL to anyone you want -- they do not have to have to have a UICal account and they may not have anything to do with UIC at all -- that will allow them read-only access to a view of the times that you are busy.

People viewing your Global Agenda Web page will be able to read the text of agenda items that you mark items with the access level of Public. Non-Public items will just appear as "Busy".

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.

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.

Tags: blackboard

Yes.  The easiest way to add a narrated presentation to Blackboard is by using Echo 360 Lecture Capture. Echo 360 is available for free to UIC employees; it is easy to use and provides simple narration and editing capabilities.

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.

Tags: argo

LIMDEP is an econometrics package designed principally to estimate models with limited and qualitative dependent variables. It provides a wide variety of procedures for this purpose, and can report basic descriptive statistics, run standard linear models, and estimate nonlinear models and systems of equations. It also provides tools for writing and optimizing user-defined functions. Written by William Greene, author of Econometric Analysis, it is also the first package to incorporate recent developments in econometrics as standard routines.

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