Administrators and faculty can choose from a core set of popular office applications, such as word processors, spreadsheets, databases, and graphics, from the major software vendors, including Outlook Professional. Outlook includes a Calendar feature to handle scheduling for individuals or groups, as well as contacts and tasks management. All the office applications are managed and kept current by CUIT.
Ability to Share Printers
Access to Central means that you can easily share printers in your office through network printer sharing. When a printer in your office is attached to Central, it is accessible to anyone in the office who needs it. In addition, if a single printer is not working, you can redirect your output to another networked printer in the office.
We have standardized on Hewlett Packard LaserJet printers for network printer sharing. Any equipment that can use a standard HP JetDirect 10BaseT Ethernet adapter or external box can probably be attached to Central. However, please be sure that the printer is compatible with the Central network environment and that it can be fully utilized.
If you are purchasing new personal computer equipment, including printers, we recommend that you order it with the Ethernet adapters already installed, ready to go on the University network.
Personal Space on the Server
We ensure the security of your personal files by providing each user with 500 MB (megabyte) of space on the server for personal critical data. The file server is backed up nightly, so your data is protected. You also have the ability to share the files in your personal directory on Central with your colleagues.
Workgroup Space on Central
CUIT also provides Workgroup Space, a Central service that allows you to move files effortlessly among your colleagues. We offer hard disk space (in 1 gigabyte increments) that can provide your office with a private, secure workgroup space to share information, data, and any specialized applications that your office staff members use. Workgroup space can hold your office's custom, multi-user database or a set of standard office forms or documents. The space is completely defined by your office needs.
Cost: $50 a month per office for each 1 GB (gigabyte) of space.
Additional Workgroup Space is $10 per month per 1 GB space.
Access Permissions for Central Shared Resources
CUIT has documented the process to restructure and maintain Active Directory folder permissions on the central file server. This practice, to be done on an annual basis, will ensure compliance with Internal Audit's annual certification requirements. This process will make certain that access to resources on CUIT's central server is granular and role-based. The CUIT Client Services (CSS) group is happy to consult with your departmental liaison regarding your shared directories and permissions. Please note that this service is only available to central administrative departments and will be fee-based. Contact 212-854-1919 and reference Active Directory Restructuring Process, Current State Word and Visio documents under related links for details.