Steps to take when you sit down at your computer for the first time.
Welcome to your new computer!
There are a few things to do before you begin really using it. Below we'll go over those things as well as talk briefly about why the process is set up to be this way.
Description of Service:
Our goal is to provide a safe and reliable computing environment for Law School staff members - we want to ensure that your data is protected, backed up, and that if you need to access it outside of the building, you are able to do so. We do this by using Microsoft OneDrive which is a service that is included with each person's Office 365 license. When combined with the Campus Active Directory organizational structure, we are able to securely and reliably map a staff member's personal files and folders (including documents, pictures, etc) into a cloud based platform to provide data redundancy and data access from anywhere in the world with internet service.
Please note that Law School IT staff does NOT have access to your cloud based data (though in emergencies, we could potentially access the copy stored on your workstation.)
First Login Process:
- Login with your NetID and password
- Find the OneDrive icon- either look for the icon by the time or search for it in the Start Menu.
- Log into OneDrive using your firstname.lastname@example.org
This sets the conditions necessary for your Windows folders to properly Sync with OneDrive, but requires a 2nd Login to OneDrive.
- Login to OneDrive again.
- Start Outlook; login using email@example.com
- Start Creative Cloud and sign in with firstname.lastname@example.org (Make sure to choose the option "Work / School Account.")
At this point, prior data (if it exists) should begin copying down from the OneDrive cloud storage. The time required will depend on how much data you have stored, but the cloud icon next to the time will indicate the current status. (Click HERE for icon meanings.)
If you need access to a network printer that isn't listed in your accessible printers, click on the search box and type in "\\law-printserve" (without the quotes) and press Enter. A list of printers in the Law Building will open in a window on your desktop; you can double click on the printer that you need to be able to use to install it.
It may take several minutes to install the printer. The process will be complete when the printer queue opens (a window with the printer name at the top that might list active print jobs.)
Your @wisc.edu account also has access to many of the Google services. You can sign into that profile by following THIS link.