Configuring SANDS for Windows
Prior to Configuration
Make sure that your equipment meets the minimum system requirements for SANDS. See the System Requirements page, available through the right-hand menu.
You must have an active SANDS account and know the name of your context and the preferred server that is provided with the account. If you do not know this information, please call Tina Walsh at 740-2957.
You will need an active USCNet connection.
Please note that you should have your Windows XP Professional Setup CD available for the configuration process.
The Configuration Process
In order for your Windows machine to access SANDS, you must first configure your machine for use on USCNet. Instructions on configuring your machine for USCNet can be found at www.usc.edu/its/uscnet/.
Once you have configured your machine for USCNet, you can then download the Novell client, which is needed to access the SANDS environment.
Before continuing, save anything you are currently working on, and quit all open applications.
Download the SANDS client
- Visit http://software.usc.edu. Click the OS platfom that is applicable to you.
- Click Novell Client 32 for SANDS.
- You will then be asked to save or open the file. Choose Save and click OK. In the Save In option, choose Desktop then OK.
- An icon labeled Client32_SANDS_Setup_4902.exe will appear on your desktop. Double-click the icon to start the installation.
- Follow the steps and complete the process. The installation may require you to insert your Windows Setup CD.
- After the installation is complete, you will be required to reboot your computer.
- When the computer restarts, you will see the Novell Client Login window. This window will come up everytime you restart the machine.
You have now successfully installed the SANDS client. You will see the Novell Client Login window everytime you restart the machine. You are now ready to login.
- Click the Advanced button to bring up more options.
- Enter your username and password.
Note: You username should be the same as your UNIX username. Each department has a password for first-time login. Check with your department coordinator to find out what the initial password is. After you log in with your department password, you can change your password to a private one. Follow the steps in the section titled "Changing your SANDS password" for instructions on changing your password.
- Under Tree, type USC-SAN.
- Under Context, enter your department context. Ask your department coordinator if you do not have that information. PSC.ITS.USC is an example of a context.
- Under Server, type SANSERV.
- Check the Clear Current Connections option.
- Click OK to log into the SANDS environment.
When you log into the SANDS environment through the Novell client login window, a Novell-delivered Applications window will appear. This window contains the applications that you have access to in SANDS.
To protect the applications from being copied from the network, ITS has keyed certain applications to ensure that SANDS applications are used only by customers who have paid for them. A KeyAccess client automatically runs on your computer upon login, allowing you to access keyed applications.
If you have trouble accessing keyed applications, you can manually start KeyAccess by going to the Novell-delivered Applications window and double clicking the Key Access icon.
Note: ITS regularly upgrades components of the Novell client remotely from the server. You may see a message to inform you when this occurs. It will require you to reboot your machine.
Accessing Storage Space (SAN)
SANDS offers the ability to save files on a file server so that files can be accessed from any computer running SANDS. This space is available as a network drive on your computer (usually U:\) and will be labelled with your username. In Windows 2000, double-click My Computer. You should see the drive labelled with your username. In Windows XP, click the Start menu and select My Computer. You should see the drive labelled with your username. You can use this drive to save files onto the server.
Changing Your SANDS Password
For security reasons, you should change your password on a regular basis. You are also required to change your password when using your SANDS account for the first time.
- After logging in, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete on your keyboard to bring up the Netware Security window.
- Click the Change Password button.
- At the next window, type your old password and select a new password.
- Click OK.
If you need further assistance you may send email to the Customer Support Center at email@example.com or call 213-740-5555.