STC Computer Systems and Helpful Hints
Most general use computers at the College use the Windows 7 operating system, and Microsoft Office 2013. Please contact Information Technology if updates are needed.
Passwords. Passwords expire every 60 days. New passwords cannot repeat any of your previous 6 passwords, and must meet the following criteria:
1) The password must be a minimum of eight (8) characters in length.
2) The password cannot contain your first or last name.
3) The password contains characters from three of the following categories:
- a. Uppercase letters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
- b. Lowercase letters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
- c. Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
- d. Non-alphanumeric characters (special characters) (for example, !, $, #, %)
- e. Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages.
Complexity requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.
Printers. Many printers are networked. To map to a networked printer, go to the Start menu, and enter \\lstcinkblot. The printers are labeled with their building and room number and then the printer model. Simply double click to select that printer. Return to the Start menu, and select Devices and Printers to set your default printer. The copy machines that are also networked printers will require you to set up your copy code. Contact Information Technology for more information.
Shared Drives. Shared drives are available for use by going to the Start menu and entering \\lstcshare. Access to each of these drives is controlled, but the following are available to all employees:
- MMCart. This drive can be used occasionally when files are too large to be emailed; once you are done sharing the file, please remove your file from this directory.
All computers and peripherals (items that attach to computers such as monitors, printers, etc.) that are purchased should be coordinated with Information Technology.
In order to conserve electricity, please power off computers, monitors, and printers when they are not in use. Remember to occasionally restart computers for them to receive updates that are routinely pushed.
Remote access to most College computer systems is available. Contact Information Technology for more information.
Additional help may be found in the following articles: