Tag Archives: mac

Opening e-Services reports (.asp) in Excel: Mac

e-Services reports are saved as .asp files. The first time you download an e-Services report, you need to complete the following steps for Excel to recognize it: Double-click the file rpt.asp. Click Choose Application… In the Window that displays, select All Applications → Microsoft Office, and then double-click Microsoft Excel. Click Open. You can now open […]

Mac: Saving files with extensions for uploading to Moodle

If your Mac is not already set to show file extensions, we recommend setting this to Show all filename extensions to help track what file types are being used. (Note: The accepted standard for word processing at DePauw is Microsoft Word. Please save text assignments in Word format unless your professor says differently.) Show all filename extensions […]

Connecting to DePauwSecure: Mac

Setting up automatic connection Setting up DePauwSecure as the default Troubleshooting Need help? Setting up automatic connection There are a few steps to follow in order to set up your Mac to automatically connect to DePauwSecure. Click the network icon located in the upper right corner of the window. Click DePauwSecure. At the credentials window […]

Creating network aliases and printing on a Mac

The following instructions are compatible with Mac OS  10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra). You must be logged into your Google Apps Account to complete these instructions, which were written with Mac 10.7.5 (Lion). First, 1. Installing network aliases Then, 2. Installing network print drivers 1. Installing […]

Mac: Keychain

The password management system on a Mac is called Keychain. Although you may find it convenient to have all your passwords stored in one location, it opens up your computer to various vulnerabilities, including identity theft. For example, various tools that extract keychain data have been developed and openly shared by hackers, poorly encrypted Keychain files are […]

Symantec Endpoint Protection: Mac

This version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) works on Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection Scheduling software updates Scanning for viruses Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection Install all recommended Apple software updates. A. Click the Apple icon at the top left of the screen. B. Click Software Update → Show […]

Accessing the network from off campus: Mac

If this is your first time accessing the network from off campus, you must first download the VPN (Virtual Private Network) client. Downloading the VPN client: Mac Tips for using the VPN VPN licenses are limited. We recommend that you download the file(s) you need to access, and then close your VPN connection so others […]

Network: Learn About the Network

Primary network operating system Network drives Access rights Connecting to network drives Virtual Private Network (VPN) Residence halls and university-owned living units Wireless access on campus Need help? Primary network operating system DePauw’s primary network operating system is Microsoft Active Directory, which is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Active Directory enables faculty, […]

Downloading the VPN client: Mac

Remove all previous VPNs from the Applications folder of your Macintosh HD. Open a browser. (Note: You must enable Java in your browser to be able to use the VPN.) Browse to https://remote.depauw.edu. At the Authentication Required window Enter your DePauw account username for Name. Enter your DePauw account password for Password. Click Login. Click […]

Finding your operating system version: Mac OSX

When reporting an issue or request to the HelpDesk, it is helpful for you to know the version of your operating system. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left of your screen and select About This Mac. The version of OS you are using will be displayed in the middle of the About […]