Can’t print a full CATS Report from MyUVM?

We’ve heard some reports of people having trouble printing CATS reports from MyUVM.  In a nutshell, the problem is that the  report is around 13 pages long but when printed from MyUVM they only get the first page.

This is because MyUVM uses a website structure called a frameset, which basically means that the single web browser window is broken up into two or more separate windows.  If a part of the screen contains anything longer than one screenful, thenit has to be printed in a special way.

So, how do you tell if you are inside the MyUVM frameset?  Is the MyUVM logo in the upper left hand corner of the screen?  Yes? then you’re in frames.

Printing CATS from MyUVM – Internet Explorer

Log into MyUVM

Bring up the CATS report

Right click in on the CATs report and select “Print Preview” from the pop up menu.

At the top of the Print Preview screen, change “As laid out on screen” to “Only selected frame”

Click the Printer button to print


Printing CATS from MyUVM – Firefox

Log into MyUVM

Bring up the CATS report

Right click in the CATS report area and from the pop up menu select “This Frame” and then “Print Frame”

Set the printer the way you want (e.g. copies, duplex, page range, etc.)

Click Ok


Printing CATS from MyUVM – Safari

Safari is very friendly towards this sort of thing

Log into MyUVM

Bring up the CATS Report

Control click in the report area and select “Print Frame”


Select “Print Largest Frame” from the File menu.

Vista activation issues

Pretty much every Optiplex GX755 desktop purchased and deployed by the College during January 2008 has had Vista activation issues. We believe that this issue was triggered by the recent deployment of Vista Service Pack 1 through Active Directory.
The version of Vista that we use here at UVM is Vista Enterprise. Vista Enterprise uses a centralized license server, called a KMS server, to provide authentication information back to Vista, “authenticating” Vista for another time period after which the computer will again look for the KMS server.
If the computer cannot find the KMS server, the original version of Vista would go into Reduced Functionality Mode (RFM) which is another way of saying that it becomes useless. As of Service Pack 1, Microsoft has eliminated RFM. Instead Vista Enterprise will become nagware, posting endless notices that you may be running pirated software and asking you for a product key. The product key on the sticker on your computer is, of course, for the OEM version of Vista which is NOT what’s currently installed on your computer
The fix for this is to simply provide the generic product key (VKK3X-68KWM-X2YGT-QR4M6-4BWMV), which tells Vista Enterprise to look for the server again and all is well.
Geoff Duke has more information on this on his Blog