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    Windows Updates

    Details

    Microsoft provides an easy way of downloading updates to their operating systems, as well as other common Microsoft desktop applications via the Web:

    IDL for Windows

    Step-by-Step

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

    VPN Client for Macintosh

    Details

    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.

    Acrobat Reader for Macintosh

    Details

    Adobe Acrobat Reader is a freeware program that allows you to read files that were saved in a PDF format. Preview is an application built into the MacIntosh OS that also allows you to read files that were saved in a PDF format.

    PDF is the acronym for Portable Document Format, which is a file format used for capturing fully formatted documents from almost any application, thus making them easily exchangeable and application independent.

    VPN Client for Windows

    Details

    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

    Download and Install SSH Secure Shell

    Step-by-Step

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

    msvcr80.dll iTunes Error on Windows

    Step-by-Step

    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:

    Eduroam Wireless Network

    Step-by-Step

    Follow the steps below to configure the Eduroam wireless network on your computer/device. Once you do this, whenever you are at any institution with Eduroam, simply enter your Dartmouth username and password (as noted below) and you will be connected to that institution's eduroam wireless network.

    Windows 8/10:

    How to Use Compressed Files and Installers

    Details

    Most software installers provided by Apple Computer, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, and other third-party companies are provided as compressed files. Compression is used so that installers can be packed into a smaller single file that can be downloaded from the Internet more quickly and easily. Anyone who uses installers or transfers large files regularly and wants to understand more on how compression works and why it is necessary can benefit from this information.

    What is File Compression and Why is It Essential?

    Installing GreenPrint for Macintosh

    Step-by-Step

    1. Download the GreenPrint-KM.dmg installer.
    2. Navigate to where the file was downloaded on your computer and double-click GreenPrint-KM.dmg.
    3. Open the GreenPrint-KM disk on the desktop.
    4. Double-click the Popup.pkg file to view the Install Pharos Popup Client installer
    5. The installer's welcome message appears. Click the Continue button twice.

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