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Network and Printing FAQ

What is a “U” drive?

I need access to the departmental share/website.  What should I do?

Can I access my U: drive or LabData from my dorm computer?

Can I access my U: drive or LabData from off campus?

How do I add a Printer to my office/classroom/lab PC?

How many pages do I get to print in lab computers?

I’m over my printing limit, what should I do?

How do I hide the Printer Notification pop-up in Windows XP?

 

What is a “U” drive?

On-campus students are given 25MB of Network Drive Space; and this space is automatically mapped to the classroom/lab local machines as Drive U: when they log on to the MBCNET domain.

This space is provided as a resource to access files from any computer you logon to, and to act as a backup for any “Critical” documents or files you may have. As always, we advise that you backup your critical data often, to multiple media.

Residential students can access this space from their dorm computers while on-campus.

I need access to the departmental share/website.  What should I do?

CIS cannot give users access to departmental shares or to web sites without written approval from the department head. Please contact the head of your department for permission to the share.

Can I access my U: drive or LabData from my dorm computer?

Yes!  For instructions, click here. Mapping U: Drives

Can I access my U: drive or LabData from off campus?

While this would be a nice feature, there is unfortunately no way to access this information from a remote location at the present time.

Printers:  To add the printer to an Office/Lab/Classroom PC:

From Start,   Type \\print_server in the search box
Press ENTER
Scroll until you see the printer you wish to add
Double-click on that printer name and it will install.

How many pages do I get to print in lab computers?

You get 2000 pages per year to print.

I’m over my printing limit, what should I do?

You will have to contact CIS to review this with you.

How do I hide the Printer Notification pop-up in Windows XP?

Hiding the printer notification pop-up boxes eliminates the incessant reminders notifying you that a document has been sent to the printer.

1. From the Start menu, select Printers and Faxes

The Printers and Faxes window appears.

2. From the File menu, select Server Properties

The Print Server Properties dialog box appears.

3. Select the Advanced tab

4. To hide the printer notification, deselect Show informational notifications for network printers

5. NOTE: When this option is selected, printer notifications will appear.

6. Click OK

7. Close the Printers and Faxes window

 

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