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Account Information

All Windows computers in the Department authenticate against the LSU Active Directory. As such, students, faculty, and staff should login to PCs using their PAWS user name, password, and "LSU" as the domain. Important to note, the PAWS credentials are managed by LSU ITS so Departmental IT staff will not be able to assist with most problems (forgotten passwords, password changes, account lockouts, etc.). Problems with these credentials should be directed to the LSU ITS Help Desk.

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Network File Storage (Windows XP)

The Department maintains two file servers to provide network file storage for faculty & staff , respectively.

NOTE: A VPN connection is required to map ECE network drives from off-campus. More info here.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff file storage should be automatically mounted on ECE computers during the login process. It will appear in My Computer as a mounted drive, labeled Z:. Quota is currently (F'09) set at 20 GB per Faculty/Staff. Off-campus access is possible by following these steps on Windows XP:

  • Enable a VPN connection to LSU. More information on options and installation is available here.
  • Open My Computer, Select Tools from menu, and Map Network Drive
  • Type in the Folder field the following information, appending your PAWS ID:
  • For Faculty: \\winsfs.ece.lsu.edu\faculty\
    • e.g.: \\winsfs.ece.lsu.edu\faculty\mtiger1
  • For Staff: \\winsfs.ece.lsu.edu\staff\
    • e.g.: \\winsfs.ece.lsu.edu\staff\mtiger1

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  • Click the link for Connect using a different user name

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  • Enter your PAWS ID in the User Name field prepending a "lsu\"
    • e.g. For PAWS ID mtiger, the User Name is: lsu\mtiger1
  • Enter your PAWS password in the Password field
  • Click OK, then Finish


NOTE: Append your PAWS ID to the end of the folder field as in the examples above

NOTE: On-campus access is similar to the above with two exceptions:

  • The VPN connection is not required
  • The Connect using different user name step may not be required if you are logged into an LSU machine with your PAWS credentials. e.g. classroom PC

Network File Storage(Windows7)

The Department maintains two file servers to provide network file storage for faculty & staff , respectively.

NOTE: A VPN connection is required to map ECE network drives from off-campus. More info here.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff file storage should be automatically mounted on ECE computers during the login process. It will appear in Computer as a mounted drive, labeled Z:. Quota is currently (F'09) set at 20 GB per Faculty/Staff. Off-campus access is possible by following these steps on Windows 7:

  • (If off-campus) Enable a VPN connection to LSU. More information on options and installation is available here.
  • Open Start, right-click Computer , and select Map Network Drive

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  • Type in the Folder field the following information, appending your PAWS ID:
    • For Faculty: \\winsfs.ece.lsu.edu\faculty\
      • e.g.: \\winsfs.ece.lsu.edu\faculty\mtiger1
    • For Staff: \\winsfs.ece.lsu.edu\staff\
      • e.g.: \\winsfs.ece.lsu.edu\staff\mtiger1

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If the computer you are using is on LSU's campus, left-click Finish. This is all that is required to connector to your network drive. However, if you are off-campus, these additional steps are required.

  • Check the box for Connect using a different user name, and select Finish.

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  • Enter your PAWS ID in the User Name field prepending a "lsu\"
    • e.g. For PAWS ID mtiger1, the User Name is: lsu\mtiger1
  • Enter your PAWS password in the Password field
  • Check Remember my credentials
  • Click OK, then Finish


Terminal Services

The Department maintains a Terminal Services cluster that allows off-site access to commercial software licensed by the Department for use in instruction and research.

NOTE: The Terminal Services cluster is currently in the process of being migrated to the College of Engineering Facilities. The expected completion date is sometime in Fall 2013. In the meantime, please connect directly to ts.ece.lsu.edu.

Software Installed

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • MATLAB
  • Cadence Suite
  • Xilinx
  • EMU8086

To connect from off-campus:

  1. Enable VPN connection (more info)
  2. Open Remote Desktop Client
  3. Connect to one of the following computer:
    • ts.ece.lsu.edu
  4. Login with PAWS credentials & LSU Domain

NOTE: The Department can offer no guarantees on availability or up-time of the Terminal Services cluster, especially outside of business hours. Please plan accordingly.

Remote Desktop (Faculty/Staff only)

Faculty & Staff are able to access only their desktops from off-campus by following the following steps:

  • Enable a VPN connection to LSU. More information on options and installation is available here.
  • Launch the Remote Desktop Connection application.
    • On Windows XP, this is typically located in Start->Accessories or Start->Accessories->Communications
  • Enter the name of your desktop in the Computer field.
    • This can be determined a variety of ways:
      • Drop down box on the login screen
      • Properties (right click) of My Computer, Computer Name tab, Full computer name field
      • Host name on black BGinfo wallpaper (if configured to display this)
  • Click Connect.
  • If successful, you will be prompted to enter credentials just as if you were logging into the computer locally. Enter your PAWS ID & password as usual.

NOTE: On-campus access is also possible by following the above instructions, but omitting the VPN connection step

Printing

A comprehensive list of network printers and related information is available on the ECE Printers page.

Faculty & Staff can request a particular network printer be automatically added to their desktop machine at login by contacting the ECE Helpdesk.

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