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    IDL for Windows


    This application uses a network license manager and requires a connection to the Dartmouth network each time you run IDL.

    Working in Microsoft Teams


    Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace that brings together conversations, content, and a set of tools for teams to collaborate.

    We recommend users download and use the Teams client rather than using BWA. The client is available for download from

    For more information on working in Teams, see:

    First Time Users

    VPN Client for Macintosh


    In 2015, Dartmouth switched from a java-based VPN client (known by several names - Juniper, Network Connect, Junos Pulse) to an application that requires software be installed on the computer before the VPN connection is tried. The new product is named Big-IP Edge Client or F5 Access.

    Before you begin

    The Juniper VPN system should be entirely removed from your computer before you can install and use the Big-IP Edge Client. Make sure to look for an remove Juniper, Junos Pulse and Network Connect.

    msvcr80.dll iTunes Error on Windows


    You may be getting an error that reads "This application failed to start because msvcr80.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem". This started appearing with iTunes update 11.1.4. To resolve this you need to:

    Downloading and Installing IP Communicator for Windows

    Step by Step

    Before you begin, make sure your wireless network is disabled. While IP communicator can use either the wired or wireless network, access to the wireless network needs to be disabled during the installation process. If you have questions about how to do this, contact your school's IT Service Desk, or send email to [email protected].

    VPN Client for Windows


    Dartmouth uses Big-IP Edge Client (also known as F5 Access) for VPN access that requires software be installed on the computer before the VPN connection is tried.

    Before you begin

    Connecting to an FTP Server


    The server named provides directories for the exchange of files between machines located on the Dartmouth campus and machines located on other networks. To connect to the server, enter the following information:

    Download and Install SSH Secure Shell


    1. Click here to Download SSH Secure Shell on a Windows computer.
    2. Double-click the installer you downloaded.
    3. Click Next.

    OpenAFS Client for Windows


    The OpenAFS client for Windows works on all versions of Windows from XP through Windows 10. On this page we provide a download link and instructions for the most recent version that Research Computing has tested. has the official documentation and possibly newer versions of the software.

    • Installing the client
    • Basic usage
    • Uninstalling the client

    Installing the OpenAFS Client for Windows

    Stella for Macintosh


    1. Download and install KeyAccess for Macintosh if not already installed on your computer.
    2. Download Stella for Mac OS X, installation instructions are provided in the ReadMe-Dartmouth file.


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