How to create a non-admin user in Windows 10
Description: Step 1. Type ‘add user’ into the Cortana search box and click Add, edit, or remove other users. Step 2.  Select ‘Add some else to this PC’. Step 3.  Select ‘I don’t have this person’s sign in information’. Step 4.  Select ‘Add a user without a Microsoft Account’. Step 5. Create a username and password. […]
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Connecting to the UNC Wired Network
Description: Connecting your computer or device to the University network involves three steps: Finding your network card(s) hardware address. Registering your network card(s) hardware address. Configuring your system for the University wired or wireless network (Some Game Systems).
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How to enable a firewall on Windows and Mac OS X?
Description: To protect the campus network from the spread of viruses and malware, we require all computers to have a firewall installed, enabled and configured to block malicious traffic. A firewall provides a layer of protection between your computer and the internet. It serves as a barrier and can help defend against someone attempting to access […]
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Update Your Software Regularly
Description: As a best practice the University recommends that you keep your software up to date on a regular basis.  This software includes, Operating Systems, Web Browsers, and Web applications/ web browser plug-ins.  Leaving these unattended can leave them open to attacks and breach in sensitive information. How to update you operating system: Windows Turn on […]
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Identity Finder Search on Windows
Description:  Starting a Search  What will Identity Finder scan and how long will it take? Identity Finder will search your computer for any occurrences of Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and passport numbers. It will only search local hard drives (C:, D:, etc.) and external USB drives. It will not search remote drives connected to […]
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Connecting to the UNC Wireless Network
Description:   Operating System (All) eduroam UNC-PSK Windows 7/8/8.1/10 * 8 RT Mac OS X (10.6 – 10.12.x) Linux iOS (9.x) Android (4.x.x – 7.x.x) Windows Phone Chromebook Blackberry Please click the buttons below to expand and see the configuration instructions: Due to many issues with wireless connections dropping while on Mac OS X. The University […]
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Suggested Best Practices for Securing Windows
Description: Introduction Take the following measures in order to secure your Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 systems. For basic security tips visit the Windows Security Checklist. More resources can be found at the end of this article. Windows Secure Windows Accounts Rename the Administrator account. This will prevent most attacks that try the login […]
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Software Acquisition – Available Software
Description: For a full listing of software available through the ITS Software Acquisition office please visit their Available Software page.
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What is Windows Update and why should I run it?
Description: The Windows Update (or Microsoft Update) utility is used to keep your Windows-based computer up-to-date with the latest patches. PCs connected to the UNC Network must be up-to-date on critical patches that have been available for 2 months or longer to connect to our network. These updates will close security holes in your computer and […]
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Windows Security Checklist
Description: If your computer is maintained by a departmental IT technician, many of these steps may have already been taken. Make sure you have password protected your Windows account. You can set a password by going to Start Menu >  Control Panel > User Accounts. Make sure all of your passwords are strong and complex. Visit […]
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