Windows XP Compatibility Mode in Microsoft Windows
Description: What is Compatibility Mode? According to the Microsoft knowledge base article, compatibility mode is a feature of Windows that allows you to run programs written for earlier versions of Windows such as Windows XP or Windows 2000. Many programs created for Windows XP may work in Windows vista and above; however, there are some that […]
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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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Configuring libnss-afs at UNC
Description: What Is libnss-afs? libnss-afs is a shared library that translates between usernames and numeric userids and between group names and numeric groupids. It uses information stored in the AFS ptserver, avoiding the need to duplicate (and update) this information in /etc/passwd or LDAP. The library also synthesizes the name AfsPag-XXXX for the fake group ids […]
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Package Space Applications – sudo
Description: Overview sudo (superuser do) is a Unix program for operating systems such as AIX, Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris that allows users to run programs as another user- normally as the system’s superuser (root)- as specified in the /etc/sudoers file. It logs all commands and arguments. If the user is not root, sudo requires […]
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Mac OS X Utilities
Description: Introduction This document covers the use of the The Mac OS X Install DVD. This disc not only lets you install Mac OS X on your computer, it also features several powerful utilities that are available to use whenever you start up your computer from the disc. Here’s a closer look at these utilities and […]
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Mac OS X: Changing or resetting an account password
Description: In order to reset an account password for Mac OS X please following the instructions on the apple site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274.
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