Symantec AntiVirus should be configured to check for newer virus defintions on a daily basis. You can check for these updates manually at any time.
Trend Micro has an free on-line Virus and Security scanner. You can use this if you have Internet Access. You can use this tool in addition to your already installed Symantec antivirus application for a second opinion.
Users are encouraged to schedule Identity Finder to run scans on a regular basis. These instructions will schedule a scan of your local computer every three weeks.
Apple has provided TCP/IP (LPR) support in some printers. You need to add an IP address to a LaserWriter in order for Windows XP to print to it via an LPR port. The following models support this feature: LW Pro 810, LW 16/600 PS, Color LW 12/600 PS, Color LW 12/660 PS, LW 12/640 PS, and LW 8500.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a secure encrypted network connection. For example, you may want to use a VPN to connect from your third-party Internet Service Provider (ISP) cable modem to Penn State services and resources. All Internet traffic exchanged between your cable modem and Penn State is encrypted via the VPN.
The Friends of Penn State (FPS) service provides you with a digital identity so that you can access a variety of Web-based resources and services at Penn State.
Java Platform, Standard Edition or Java SE, is used by your computer to run certain web based applications. These may include web based training applications.
Apple's QuickTime software allows your Enterprise computers to view graphics, videos, on-line video streams (ex: Candidate Interviews in the College) , and more.
By establishing security questions through the Information Technology Services (ITS) Password Management page, Penn State users will be able to reset their Access Account password if forgotten or expired. This function will be accessible from anywhere that there is an Internet connection.
You can create an interactive form in Acrobat 8.0 so that the end user can fill it in electronically and then email it back to you. You need to have the full version ("pay for" version) of Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0.
You can create a form in Acrobat so that the end user can fill it in electronically, print it out, then mail it back to you. You need to have the full version ("pay for" version) of Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Windows XP provides a rudimentary tool called Disk Check that checks the hard disk for defects and looks for lost clusters that are sometimes created when a program aborts.
Windows XP provides tools to help you free storage space on your hard disks and to keep the disks running smoothly and efficiently. Disk Cleanup determines which files on a hard drive may no longer be needed and deletes those files, freeing up a potentially significant amount of space.
Windows XP Pro provides tools to help you free storage space on your hard disks and to keep the disks running efficiently. Disk defragmenter consolidates files so that each is saved in contiguous physical space on the hard drive. When your computer crashes or freezes, the drive becomes fragmented. This means the files may be broken up and stored in different locations in your computer. This causes programs and files to run more slowly.
Most models of Enterprise (EN) computer include a DVD/CDRW combo optical drive. The DVD part of the drive allows you to play DVD movies on these computer and to access high capacity DVD data discs. The CDRW part of the drive allows you to record data and music to a CD-R disc or a CDRW disc. CD-R stands for CD Recordable and such discs can have data and music added to them but not deleted or changed. CDRW stands for CD Rewriteable and such discs can have data and music added, deleted or changed on them.
NetMeeting is videoconferencing software that is part of the Windows XP operating system. It allows people to connect from NetMeeting on their computer to a specific (instructor's) computer to view that computer's desktop. NetMeeting software (once configured) allows the trainer to be in one location while participants are in their respective offices.
NetMeeting is videoconferencing software that is installed with Windows XP. While on the phone with an IT Support staff person, they may ask you to use NetMeeting to allow them to connect to and "see" your machine. They can then perform troubleshooting steps directly on the machine.
Early models of Enterprise (EN) computers, not including the budget model, came with a DVD/CDRW combo optical drive. The DVD part of the drive allows you to play DVD movies on these computers and to access high capacity DVD data discs. The CDRW part of the drive allows you to record data. You can use this and the Roxio Software that came installed to backup important files.
Most models of Enterprise (EN) computers, not including the budget model, come with a DVD/CDRW combo optical drive. The DVD part of the drive allows you to play DVD movies on these computers and to access high capacity DVD data discs. The CDRW part of the drive allows you to record data. You can use this and the Sonic™ RecordNow!™ Software that came installed on your Dell Computer to backup your important files.
A new feature of Windows XP is the Windows Movie Maker. You can convert your video clips or still pictures and sound files into movies. These clips can be inserted into your PowerPoint presentations to educate or emphasize a topic.