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    CrashPlan Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is CrashPlan and how does it work?

    CrashPlan Proe is an automated desktop/laptop cloud-based backup service. Once installed on your computer it runs silently in the background, regularly backing up your data to the cloud, as long as you have a network connection.

    Who can use CrashPlan?

    CrashPlan is currently available to all active Arts & Sciences faculty at Dartmouth, for use on their Dartmouth-owned computer, free of charge.

    Microsoft Office for Macintosh

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    Installing Microsoft Office on Your Macintosh

    Computer Assurance Program - How to Join

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    Departments at Dartmouth are encouraged to participate in the Computer Assurance Program (CAP).

    Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh

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    Dartmouth strongly encourages all users to install and keep anti-virus and malware software and virus definitions up-to-date on a regular basis as part of your computer maintenance routine.

    Minimum System Requirements for Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection

    Your computer must meet the following minimum computer requirements:

    • 512 MB or more RAM
    • 1 GHz or higher processor
    • 850 MB free hard drive space

    Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh

    Desktop Hardware Service Overview

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    Description

    Information Technology Services (ITS) helps members of the Dartmouth community to obtain, use and dispose of desktops and laptops:

    Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on a Macintosh

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    Dartmouth is replacing Citrix with RDS as of November 29, 2016 for accessing these applications:

    Securing a FileMaker Database

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    Dartmouth provides a secure, centralized environment for hosting FileMaker databases that contain DISC level 2 and 3 data. Each database hosted on this server must adhere to certain security guidelines.

    There are four parts to getting your FileMaker database ready and hosted on the secure FileMaker server.

    Incoming Students Ordering a Computer

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    Placing Your Order

    To place your order online go to the Class of 2021 link at http://computerstore.dartmouth.edu (this will come online in mid-May). Students can order computers through this website at any time once they have their Dartmouth credentials (sometime in mid-May). However, in order to help ensure that your computer is here for the start of the Fall term, orders should be placed prior to August 1, 2017.

    Getting Help Service Overview

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    Information Technology Services (ITS) provides assistance with any technology-related question, issue or problem.

    Operating Systems Upgrades and Program Compatibility

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    When Apple Computer or Microsoft Corporation release an upgrade to their operating system (OS), the upgrade normally includes many new and improved features. We are often anxious to take advantage of these new features as soon as possible, but frequently there are compatibility issues when new system software becomes available.

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