Windows 8- Enterprise Deployment

The process of deploying Windows 8 through UVM’s Lite-Touch imaging server looks almost identical to the steps followed to provision Windows 7 on computers purchased or imaged by UVM. Instructions for Deploying Windows 8: After F12 booting the computer to the network, select the correct starting OS version from the Lite-Touch High-Volume Deployment suite options. You […]

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Windows 8 – Backing up files with File History

Windows 8 –using the built in back up options Windows 8, the current version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, comes with two separate backup options. These are Windows File History and Windows Backup & Restore, and each functions slightly differently. This walkthrough is for Windows File History, a built-in application which takes regular snapshots […]

Filevault Encryption

Macintosh: How to encrypt your computer using the built in filevault utility. First step: Open up System Preferences. Click on Security & Privacy. Click on FileVault.   You may need to click the lock in the lower left hand corner and enter the computer password to proceed to the next step: Turn on FileVault. After […]

Downloading WinSCP and Accessing your UVM Zoo Files: Windows only*

How to download, and install WinSCP.

The program WinSCP is used to access your UVM Zoo files and folders.

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Installing and Setting up Thunderbird: Macintosh

Mac OS X: Installing and setting up Thunderbird from the UVM Software Archive Go to: You will be asked to enter your UVM NetID and Password (same username and password you use to login to your UVM email). After you login you will be brought to a page where you can select your platform. You […]

Windows 8 Recovery Options

Abstract: This article describes the various recovery options for troubleshooting and repairing issues on computers running Windows 8. Upon the first login, there are no prompts for the user to create recovery media or restore points in Windows 8. The following steps detail the process of creating a bootable recovery drive on a USB storage […]

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About Microsoft Windows 8: from the UVM Campus Presentation

Windows 8 Campus Presentation 10/17/12): Summary: Windows 8 is Windows 7 at its core, but implements a new user interface. The presentation focused mainly on Win8’s strong implementation of touch controls and the emphasis on the use of tablets. See below for some bullet points from the presentation: >Locksreen: Displays useful information such as amount […]

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iOS6 how to forget a network

iOS 6 wireless settings

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HFS+ Disable Journaling

There may come a time when you need to mount an HFS+ drive to a Linux machine with Read/Write access, to do this, Journaling needs to be disabled. Here are the steps to disabling Journaling. Plug the drive you wish to disable Journaling on into a Mac running OSX 10.6.8 or later. Open a Terminal […]