Posts Tagged Windows

Accessing MATLAB’s Cluster GUI from a Windows Computer

Looking for the Mac instructions?  Go to Accessing MATLAB’s Cluster GUI from a Mac instead. Prerequisites Before you start, you will need: A cluster account. If you don’t have one, request one here. Cygwin with X11. If you don’t have Cygwin, you can download it here. X11 is on of the install options. Procedure Launch XWin Server (You can […]

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Adding On-Campus Printers to a PC

Follow these steps to install any of the available printers on a Windows machine: Open the Windows Menu by clicking in the Windows icon found at the bottom left-hand corner of the desktop Click on “All Programs” Select “OIT Printers”  Double-click on the printer name that you wish to install.  You can also right-click on […]

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Is my computer kept up to date?

The Office of Information Technology uses a few different tools to help keep your computer up to date. For Windows users, we have a Windows Update Server that silently installs all security updates for most Microsoft products to your computer once a month. These updates include critical security updates for Windows, Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, […]

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Critical hole in Windows (3/13/2012)

Critical hole in Windows Remote Desktop   Microsoft has patched a critical hole in all supported versions of Windows that allows attackers to take control of computers using malicious code.  The vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol may be exploited by a worm-like attack that spreads with no user interaction required. The patch was made […]

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Can I use a Tufts license of Microsoft software at home?

Yes.  Microsoft offers Work at Home (WAH) solutions. All of the products covered under the Campus Agreement may be used on one home machine or laptop, but may only be used for work-related activities.  Upon separating from the university, faculty and staff who have installed Campus Agreement software on a personally-owned computer are obligated to […]

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How do I purchase Microsoft software for personal use at home?

Tufts University, as part of their campus wide agreements with Microsoft®, has instituted an employee purchase program for certain Microsoft® products.  This agreement allows each university employee to purchase one copy of each Microsoft® product covered under the agreement.  Prices are at a significant discount. Eligibility Any individual whose primary affiliation at Tufts is “Faculty” […]

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Patch Management

The School of Medicine provides a Windows Update Service for Windows computers.  The patches include all patches for Windows and other Microsoft products including Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook).  All patches are approved for use on a monthly basis, and released on the second Tuesday of every month. Patches for frequently used programs […]

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Operating System Support

All new PCs purchased by Tufts will have  Microsoft Windows 7  64-bit business edition installed on them. Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit SP3 will continue to be supported on older computers until September of 2014. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy All new Macintosh computers purchased by Tufts will have Snow Leopard OSX 10.6 installed on them. Tufts will continue to […]

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