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Networking Applications

UConn offers many ways to access the university network and resources while off-campus. Each of them can benefit a particular function and have different methods of access. Skybox  User Guides Online and desktop client access Virtual desktop UCONN-SECURE EFS Drives University software AnyWare User Guides Citrix Receiver download needed, but web-based access Online access available EFS […]

Installing and Using Avira

Avira is a free antivirus program that is available for both Mac and PC. Windows computers do not necessarily need to install another antivirus, as Microsoft Security Essentials can be downloaded (or activated) for free on PCs. UConn supports an internal based download only on university computers: any personal computers looking for Avira must download […]

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Keyboard shortcuts are useful combinations of keys that allow you to complete an action in a shorter amount of time than going through the usual steps. They often have use in a web browser, document-processing software, and many other places! Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Windows shortcuts mostly require holding down two or more keys. The […]

Using the MBAM Self-Service Portal (Bitlocker)

Starting July 2017, faculty and staff can unlock their encrypted computer using the MBAM self-service portal. MBAM (Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring) provides enterprise management capabilities for Bitlocker, Microsoft disk encryption technology that protects data against unauthorized access if a computer is lost or stolen. Faculty and staff run the installed client on their client […]

Disable Sleep and Hibernate on Windows

Disable Sleep and Hibernate in control panel Start Control panel Hardware and Sound Change when the computer sleeps Put the computer to sleep: Never Save Changes Click on “Change advanced power settings“ Expand Sleep Expand Hibernate after Set the Minutes to 0 to turn off 11. Click “Ok” 12. Save Changes and Close Window Keywords: […]

Secure Remote Desktop Access (SRDA)

  As a faculty, staff, or student, you can access computers that you use within your local computer network remotely using the Remote Desktop technology built into computer and/or server operating systems. These instructions will guide you through accessing your Remote Desktop securely from outside of the UConn network without connecting to the UITS VPN. […]

Installing Remote Desktop on Windows

    *Step 1 and 2 require access to your UConn Windows workstation Step 1: Enable Remote Desktop on Your University Device If you already have your computer configured to receive remote desktop protocol connections: e.g., you connect remotely already through a virtual private network (VPN connection), you can skip steps 1 and 2 and […]