Monday, June 24, 2013

Active Directory - Are You Ready For Fall Semester?

Faculty who are not teaching this summer may want to stop by campus this summer to have their computer prepared for use with Active Directory in the fall. Ferris is moving away from using Novell for file storage and printing to Active Directory. A schedule of when each college is being migrated to Active Directory is available here. You should also receive an email prior to your departments migration to Active Directory.

To ensure your computer is ready before fall semester, stop in to your office anytime after your colleges migration date. All you need to do is log in to Novell from your computer in your office. Laptop users should make sure they are using a wired network connection, not wireless. Once you log in to Novell the process of moving to Active Directory will begin. The process takes about 10 minutes. Once the migration of your computer is complete, you will be asked to restart the computer. After the computer restarts, log in with your Active Directory ID and password.

Please call the TAC at X4822 if you need your password or if you experience any issues. A technician will be dispatched to your office to assist you. 

Details about the Active Directory migration are available here