This utility is meant mainly for machines without the Novell client installed, typically off campus, where "regular" drive mappings are required or desired. (For light use, we still recommend Netstorage or WebDrive.) Use of this utility simplifies the process of mapping drives to the Novell servers for H: and W: access, etc. This behavior can be manually simulated -- the utility is merely a convenience. For more information, please submit a workorder.
A VPN connection is required for use off-campus. High speed internet access is also advisable. Admin rights may be required the first time it is run. The following drive letters must also be free: H:, L:, N:, R:, S:, W:, Y:. Note that some drive letters may be in use by local devices on your system (e.g., usb hard drives, storage card readers). In some cases, the drive letters for these devices may be reassigned using the Disk Management utility in Windows (diskmgmt.msc) by those with technical knowledge. Improper use of the Windows disk manager can cause errors, system malfunction, or loss of data. For more information or assistance, please submit a workorder.
- If you are off-campus, connect to the University VPN.
- Download the utility from http://sasdeploy.rutgers.edu/cifs/cifsMapper-rad.exe and double-click it. You can safely ignore any warnings about the executable being unsigned or unknown and allow it to run.
- If the utility tells you that a security change is required, click Yes to allow it to happen. If you are warned that admin rights are needed to make the change, re-launch the program As Administrator (i.e., with elevated rights). This is only required the first time. Subsequent runs should be launched "normally" (non-elevated) to allow you to access the drive mappings.*
- Follow the prompts to supply Novell context (department), username, and password.
- Upon successful drive mapping, access the drive letters through whatever mechanism you normally use -- e.g., Windows Explorer, Word's File --> Open menu, etc.
- When you are finished using the drives, run the utility again and choose to Disconnect when prompted. This will unmap the drives. Alternatively, you can disconnect each drive manually -- e.g., in Windows Explorer, right click the drive and choose Disconnect. For performance reasons, it's best to disconnect the drives before disconnecting from the VPN.
- Disconnect from the VPN.
* If you are told the drives mapped successfully but don't see them in Windows Explorer, be sure you have run the utility *without* admin rights. For security reasons, newer versions of Windows keep elevated processes separate from "normal" processes like your desktop session. To make the drives accessible to your session, they have to be mapped without elevation.
There are several ways to clean up your mailbox, including Categorizing, Moving and Purging your emails.
Categorizing: Several methods for categorizing email messages are provided. You can use these along with the Search feature to quickly locate and retrieve messages. Methods include:
Filters. In Preferences>Mail>Filters, you can create rules for classifying inbound mail according to items in the subject line, sender, recipient, or other characteristics.
Folders. You can create folders to organize your messages and you can move mail from one folder to another. For example, taking a mail out of a "To Do" folder and moving it to a "Done" folder.
Tags. You can use tags as labels on email messages and then use the Search feature to show all mail with a certain tag.
Conversations. You can have messages grouped by conversation. This built-in feature automatically groups all sent and received email messages with the same subject into a single conversation.
Moving: You can transfer email messages or entire conversations from one folder to anothe by two methodsr:
Drag and drop the item over the desired folder in the left-hand pane.
- Select the items, right-click, and select Move. In the Move Message box, select a destination folder, and click OK.
Purging: To delete messages from Trash, right-click on the Trash folder and select Empty Trash. All messages are deleted. If Recover Deleted Items displays when you right-click the Trash folder, you have the ability to recover items you deleted from Trash. Items deleted from Trash can be recovered within 30 days of deleting them from the Trash. After 30 days, the items are permanently deleted.
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