Engineering Help Desk
Come to the office, 1253 SC, during office hours: 8:00 am-8:00 pm Monday-Thursday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm Friday; call 319-335-5055; or send email.
We do not currently have any job openings. Please check back next semester.
Here are links to the information most commonly requested by people coming to or calling the Engineering Help Desk.
Solution of the week: (1/22/14): If links to URLs from your ICON sites appear to be blank, click the shield (upper left in FIrefox; upper right in Chrome) to allow the blocked content. Read the ITS article.
Install Symantec Anti-virus for engineering students, staff, and faculty.
Use the Connect2 VPN.
Use the VDI to get a virtual Windows lab machine.
Use NX Nomachine to connect to a virtual Linux workstation.
Complete an on-line form to request software, report a lost item, ask for help.
Information about the electronic access card.
Solution of the week (12/9/13): If you are printing a document in one of the student computer labs and mistakenly select to use Tray 1 (manual feed), when you go to the printer, press OK twice and the document will print to the next tray filled with paper.
Solution of the week (6/17/13): If you can log into Windows but not to Linux, you might be over your Linux quota. Log into a Windows machine, open Computer and look at files on the L: drive, where Linux documents are stored. Remove unneeded files. See Disk Quota and How to Manage Disk Space and Reducing Disk Usage for more information on managing disk space.
Solution of the week (4/22): If you are working on a class assignment and unable to run Ansys because of a license error, be sure to select the teaching license version. To run the teaching license version of Ansys on Windows, go to Start | All Programs | Ansys | ANSYS APDL Product Launcher. Once Ansys has started, choose ANSYS Academic Teaching Advanced in the License area near the top of the screen.
Solution of the week (4/15): Get the VDI client for the machine you are using.
Solution of the week (3/4): When running codeblocks on a Linux computer, open up a terminal window and type css-codeblocks. This will start codeblocks with the proper settings and not cause the computer to slow down.
Solution of the week (2/11): when trying to connect to the eduroam wireless network, you must use your Hawk ID + "@uiowa.edu". If your Hawk ID is bgreene, to connect to the wireless, your User Name would be "email@example.com".
Et Cetera, the ETC newsletter, debuts with information about ECS, EES, and EMS. Read Vol 1. No 1, published December 2012.
See the current ITS alerts (of interest because wireless is provided by ITS).