The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia has
partnered with Microsoft to provide enhanced e-mail services for
students through the Microsoft Live Mail program. Windows Live offers
2 gigabytes of e-mail storage, full calendaring service, task &
note management, scheduled e-mail reminders and an enhanced address
book. In addition, students will be able to keep their e-mail account
after they graduate.
The Windows Live account also provides access to a
number of other Microsoft on-line services including Live Messenger,
Live Spaces web page/blogging tool, customizable web search page
and many more...
Throughout the summer we will keep you informed with
updated information, please refer to this page for more information or visit USP's Live Mail Hhome page.
Things To Do To Your Computer
Before Coming On Campus
I. Windows Update
All student computers that come on campus must go through Clean
Access. Students will be required to have all Windows Security
and High Priority updates. To ease the transition
and time it takes to connect to the university's network, students
should check their computers and make sure that they are up to date
with all Windows updates. Here's how; with a connection to the internet
click on Tools and go down to Windows Update.
This will take you to Microsoft's web page where you will be able
to download any available updates for your system. Note, you can
only download updates from Microsoft from Internet Explorer not
Mozilla, Netscape or any other web application.
All computers on the university's network must have anti-virus
software in order to connect to the Internet or any other resource
on the network. As a courtesy to the students the university
will provide Mcaffe Anti-virus free of charge to any student
needing anti-virus software. There are a lot of anti-virus
software applications on the market today but, the university's
network will only recognize Norton anti-virus or Mcaffe anti-virus.
Any student not having one of these two anti-virus applications
on their system will be given Mcaffe anti virus software free of
III. Spy ware/Male ware
In order for any machine to operate properly they must be clean
of spy ware/male ware. These are programs that sneak on to a person's
system and run in the background doing nothing but trouble. To
combat this problem, go only to web sites that you know and trust.
If that option does not work for you; there is software that you
can use to periodically check your machine for spy ware/male ware.
Here's how, with an Internet connection you can
go to Download.com and download Spybot or Adaware. These are freeware
programs which mean you do not have to pay for them.
All things need a level of stability and a computer is no different.
With proper maintenance a computer will function at full performance
levels at all times. Weekly checks for viruses, spy ware/male
ware and windows updates will keep a machine tuned up and ready
to go. Following these steps before you arrive on campus
and during your stay will keep your computer from crashing and saving
you a lot of money.
The university asks that you turn off all firewall's/personal firewall's
on your system. Having your firewall on will cause you to have problems
authenticating through Clean Access and some of the web based resources
on the network. Once a student connects to the university's network
they are protected by the university's firewall and Internet security
policy's. Having a personal firewall on will only cause a delay
getting onto the university's network. You can disable your Windows
firewall by clicking on the Start button, then
go to Settings, Control Panel.
Once in the control panel click on Security Center
and click on disable firewall radio button.
VI. Wireless Router's
Wireless access is not supported in the Resident Halls. Wireless
router's/access point's are not allowed in the Resident Halls and
will only disrupt your ability to access resources on the network.
There is wireless access throughout the campus in varies buildings
and public areas and can be accessed freely with an 802.11b/g compatible
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