July 5th, 2004
To assure your experience
at Chicago-Kent College of Law is a positive one,
the Center for Law and Computers is available to
assist you with your computer and technical questions
and concerns. You can reach a member of our staff
by calling (312) 906-5300 (6-5300 house phones)
or sending an email to email@example.com. We
are located in suite 540 if you would like to stop
by our offices.
instructions for Examsoft SofTest
and download site for Summer 2004 final exams opens Tuesday,
If you signed
up to take one or more exams on computer (either a lab
computer or your own laptop);
you MUST read
the following information
Chicago-Kent College of Law uses a special
program, SofTest, for taking exams on computers. The advantage
of using the SofTest program is that it increases the
stability, security, and reliability of the exam taking
process. Since adopting SofTest and its predecessor programs,
we have experienced very few problems with lost exams
or corrupted exam files.
If you are taking an exam on computer, you
will write your exam using the word processing program
built into SofTest. Please read the appropriate section
below, depending on whether you plan to use a lab computer
or your own laptop to take the exam. If you are taking
the exam on your laptop, please note that you must not
only download and install the SofTest program, but must
also bring certain necessary hardware components to the
Summer ‘04: If you are taking an exam on a computer lab
desktop PC, you MUST log in with the user name "labexam".
SofTest will not work on Lab PC's if you log in as yourself.
Although the program is simple to use, please
spend a few minutes reviewing the SofTest help file that
is located on the network. The help file is located at:
F:\SpringExams\HelpFile\SofTest.hlp. Just double click
the file to begin viewing. You may also use SofTest to
run a practice exam from any lab computer during the exam
period (go to Start, Programs, SofTest; then click on
the “Practice Exam” button on the lower edge of the SofTest
window). Just as on exam day, you will have to log into
the Lab PC’s as “labexam” in order to take the practice
test. Please contact the CLC Help Desk for the password.
In order to take exams on your own laptop,
you will have to download the SofTest software from the
web. THE ENTIRE DOWNLOAD/INSTALLATION
PROCESS MUST BE COMPLETED WHILE YOU ARE LOGGED IN TO THE
CHICAGO-KENT NETWORK WITH YOUR C-K USER NAME!
On the following
page, fill in the required information, select "Personal
Computer," and then acknowledge the license agreement.
Click the “Download
& Install” button and follow the directions. Reboot
your computer as required.
Click “Yes” if
you are prompted to retake the qualification exam.
This version of SofTest is new as of June 2004. If you
have a previous version already installed on your computer,
you MUST uninstall the old version, and download and install
the new version. Do not choose any upgrade options. See
further information below.
Provided below is some important information
about downloading and installing the software. The process
is somewhat time-consuming, so please do not wait until
the last minute. If you have any problems or questions,
contact the Help Desk (Room 540; e-mail: HELPDESK; phone:
Please note that you MUST come to the exam
with the SofTest program properly installed and configured.
This includes fully completing the "registration
and qualification" process on ExamSoft's web site.
Additionally, you should bring the following hardware
components with you:
(1) a power cord
(2) a network card
(3) a network cable
(4) a floppy disk drive (if owned)
If you do not have the software properly
installed, or are missing any necessary equipment, you
will be required to hand write your exam.
about Downloading and Installing SofTest:
* In order to guarantee that SofTest will
function properly on your computer, ExamSoft has implemented
a software registration and qualification procedure as
part of the SofTest download. YOU
MUST COMPLETE THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION/ QUALIFICATION PROCESS
OR THE SOFTWARE WILL NOT FUNCTION ON EXAM DAY!
You have not completed the process until you see “Registration
under the “SofTest Status” section of the program’s first
screen. Please read on for details.
* You should remove any prior versions of
SofTest or other ExamSoft software from your computer
before trying to install the new version. To do this,
click on the Windows “Start” button ->“Settings”
-> “Control Panel” -> “Add/Remove Programs,” find “SofTest”
and then follow the directions to uninstall it. Reboot
your computer after you perform this task.
* The process for obtaining and installing
SofTest requires a number of steps to be performed online
at ExamSoft's web site located at http://www.examsoft.com/chicagokentlaw.
We recommend that you download and print out the instructions
for this procedure as well as ExamSoft's list of frequently
asked questions (FAQ's) at http://www.examsoft.com/faq
before you begin.
* To download the program, you will be required
to provide a "Student ID".In
the “Student ID” field, please enter the
five-digit exam number previously e-mailed
to you by the Registrar’s Office. This will be your Student
ID number throughout the exams on computer testing process.
* YOU MUST COMPLETE
THE ENTIRE DOWNLOAD/INSTALLATION PROCESS WHILE YOU ARE
LOGGED IN TO THE CHICAGO-KENT NETWORK WITH YOUR C-K USER
NAME! There are two reasons for this. First,
your Chicago-Kent network account must have full permissions
to do anything on your laptop. The easiest way to check
that this is the case is to complete the entire download
and installation process (including registration and qualification)
while you are logged in to the Chicago-Kent network. Second,
you must be able to access the file server drives on the
Chicago-Kent network. If you can not properly log in to
the Chicago-Kent network, you will not be able to open
your exam files.
* Due to the requirement of accessing shared
network drives, Windows XP Home
Edition will not function for taking an exam on your laptop
* Due to the above mentioned permissions
requirements, you can not borrow a laptop from a fellow
student to take your exams.
* All students are encouraged to use provided
floppy disks as a means of backup during exams on computer.
If you will be taking an exam on your laptop, and it is
not currently equipped with a floppy drive, it is up to
you to decide if the additional floppy disk backup warrants
the purchase of an external floppy disk drive. Any exams
taken on computer lab PC’s will be expected to have a
floppy disk backup.
You will receive
a final registration confirmation by email containing
your student ID, password,
institution, and registration
number if you completed the registration process
successfully. If you do not receive the confirmation email,
please stop by room 540 or call the Help Desk (312) 906-5300
for further assistance.
computer for exams.
Here are a couple
of things you should do to keep your computer maintained.
1. Run SCANDISK on
your computer; you can use ScanDisk to check your
hard disk for logical and physical errors. ScanDisk can
then repair the damaged areas. Start ScanDisk by clicking
Start, pointing to Programs, pointing to Accessories, pointing
to System Tools, and then clicking ScanDisk. Be sure to
select the option for a Thorough scan as opposed to the
Standard scan. This may take 30-60 minutes to complete so
please allow appropriate time.
For XP users
open My Computer-> Right Click on the C: drive ->Click properties
->Click on the Tools tab, under Error-checking->Click
Check now ->Check both the Check
disk options and then click Start.
2. Run DISK DEFRAGMENTER
on your computer; you can use Disk Defragmenter
to rearrange files and unused space on your hard disk so
that programs run faster. You can also start Disk Defragmenter
by clicking Start, pointing to Programs, pointing to Accessories,
pointing to System Tools, and then clicking Disk Defragmenter.
The program may indicate that your hard drive is not significantly
fragmented and does not need to be defragmented. It does
not hurt your computer to do this even if you get this message.
The more often you defragment your computer, the quicker
it takes on a regular basis. NOTE:
ALWAYS run ScanDisk on your computer
before you run the Disk Defragmenter program.
3. Perform DISK
CLEANUP on your computer; this will remove
temporary internet files, items in the recycle bin etc,
you can use this feature by clicking Start, pointing to
Programs, pointing to Accessories, pointing to System Tools,
and then clicking Disk Cleanup
4. Install Microsoft Windows and Office
Updates and Service Packs - It is recommended that
all users install the service packs and security patches
provided by Microsoft.
To ensure that your system has the service
packs and security updates visit the Microsoft website by
opening the Internet Explorer, click Tools then Windows
Updates. Click on the scan
for updates link.
On this page you will find “Critical updates,” “Windows
updates,” and “Driver updates.” Click on “Critical
updates” which will pull information on
the service packs and patches required on your computer.
Click the review and install
link and proceed with the directions.
It is recommended that you only perform the Critical Updates.
not download the Windows and Drivers updates, service packs
and patches if you are not sure what they will do to your
If you need assistance please visit the helpdesk
in room 540, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (312) 906-5300.
to transfer your existing Chicago Kent e-mail to
your new alumnae/ i account.
How to download your Kentlaw account emails to your
alum mail account.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR KENTLAW ACCOUNT EMAILS THAT ARE IN YOUR
INBOX TO YOUR ALUM MAILBOX.
Note - All alum account
quota limit is 11MB, system notifies users
when quota reaches 9M. Please delete all
unwanted emails prior to transferring your emails.
Note - This process moves
your email messages from your Kentlaw account
to your alum account, keeping a copy or removing
them from the Kentlaw Account as selected. If
you have more emails in your account than your
alum account quota will allow, it will download
emails till your quota has been filled, and it
will leave the remaining on Kentlaw Account.
Note - If you fill your
mail quota on the alum account, you will not
be able to receive messages. It is suggested
that delete messages you don't need anymore.
* To transfer your email
messages you must perform the following steps:
* Open your web browser to:http://students.iit.edu
* Enter your login (c-k username)
* Enter your password (Last six digits of ss#)
* Press Login
*Click the Inbox, Folder, Sent
Mail,or Trash tab.
*Click Collect External Mail, in the bottom right of the Inbox or Folder
*Enter the following information:
- Pop Server: mail.kentlaw.edu(for students)
- POP user ID: (your Kentlaw login name)
- Password: (your Kentlaw password)
- Delete Messages from Server: If you want
the mail you are collecting to be deleted
from the server from which it's being collected,
click the checkbox to select it.
- Save to folder: From the drop-down list,
choose a folder to which you want the mail
* Click Collect
* If you recieve a message indicating
that your alumni account is reaching its quota,
please start deleting some of the emails you
do not require and are of no importance. After
deleting messages, click on the 'Options' tab.
* This will show you your allotted
disk space (your quota) and how much you have
used. It is ideal to keep at least 2MB free within
your email account to ensure that you can receive
all emails that are sent to you.
* After you have finished, click
on the 'Logout'.
TO DOWNLOAD YOUR KENTLAW ACCOUNT EMAILS
THAT ARE IN YOUR INBOX SUBFOLDERS TO YOUR
ALUM MAILBOX MOVE ALL THE EMAILS FROM THE
SUBFOLDERS TO THE INBOX AND REPEAT THE
e-mail available to Chicago-Kent alumnae/i at alum.iit.edu.
December 2003 and May 2004 Graduates:
For those of you leaving us for greater ventures,
we would like to wish you the best. We'd also like to share
the below information with you regarding your email, network
and printing accounts
For May 2004 graduates, your printing account
will be terminated after commencement May
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that
your kentlaw.edu user account will expire August 2, 2004.
Now that you have graduated, it is time to think about closing
this portion of your law education. Please help us by removing
all email messages and files from the C-K network as soon
as possible so we can make room for the incoming students.
By being an alumnus of Illinois Institute of Technology,
Chicago-Kent Law School it is our pleasure to offer you
free (kentlawalum.iit.edu) email service. Your account will
be created by July 1st, 2004, and all you need to do is
activate it by logging on to the web access link below,
typing in your current C-K user name, and then typing in
the last 6 digits of your Social Security Number as your
Web access: http://alum.iit.edu/
Username: (same as C-K username)
Password: (Last 6 digits of SSN)
If you need additional information or have
questions regarding your alumni account please visit the
Best wishes and good luck to all!
Printing and e-mail termination, for December
2003 and May 2004 graduates.
The Center for Law and Computers will reset printing accounts
to 400 pages May 24, 2004. For students continuing on at
C-K, anything printed on or after May 24, 2004 will count
toward your 400-page limit for the
INFORMATION FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
You must settle your student printing account with the Bursar's
Office before receiving your 400 pages allotment for your
next semester. Students with outstanding balances will have
their Kentnet accounts deactivated until the outstanding
balance is paid-in-full.
For those of you leaving us for greater ventures, we want
to wish you the best. We'd also like to share the below
information regarding your email, network and print accounts.
- For May graduates, printing accounts will be terminated
on May 24, 2004 (day after commencement), but email
and network accounts will remain active until August
- On August 2, 2004 (first Monday after July bar), all
May 2004 graduates network, H: drive, and email accounts
will be terminated.
- *** IMPORTANT INFORMATION
FOR MAY GRADUATES:
Graduating students with a delinquent printing balance
will not receive their diplomas or be certified to the
Illinois Bar Examiners until the accounts are paid in
- For December 2003 graduates, network,
H: drive, and email accounts will be terminated on May
24, 2004 (day after commencement).
If you are at the C-K downtown campus and
need to print, we offer the option for newly graduated students
who have special projects over the summer to extend printing
privileges to labs 700, 760, and 900. Please contact the
Center for Law and Computers at (312) 906-5300 or Helpdesk@kentlaw.edu
for further information.
Best wishes to all and Good Luck to those taking the July
three ways to stop spam
Never respond to unsolicited email.
Spammers will use your reply, even your unsubscribe
messages, as evidence that the email address
Never buy anything advertised
in spam. Most of it is fraudulent anyway and
successful sales only encourage the practice
Never post your email address
publicly on the Web. Spammers have ways to collect
and use these email addresses.
It is critical to update
your Windows operating system and Internet Explorer
Just as it is important to update
the virus definitions of your antivirus software,
it is equally important to update the Windows
operating system and Internet Explorer software
on your computer. Just like virus definitions,
Windows and Internet Explorer should be updated
weekly. Fortunately, Microsoft makes this process
fast and easy with their ôWindows Updateö web
Open your Internet Explorer web
browser and click on Tools ->Windows
On the Windows Update welcome screen,
click the Scan for Updates link.
When your computer has finished
scanning for updates, it will group the updates
into three categories visible on the left side
of the screen. The categories are Critical Updates
and Service Packs, Windows XP (or 2000 or 98),
and Driver Updates. Click on the link for Critical
Updates and Service Packs. You should
always install any updates Microsoft releases
as ôcritical.ö Never click
on the Driver Updates link!
You will now see a list of all the
critical updates needed by your computer. Click
on the Review and Install Updates
link on the right side of the page.
Your screen will remain mostly unchanged
with the list of recommended updates remaining.
Click on the Install Now button.
The update files will be downloaded
from Microsoft and Installed on your computer.
Please note that many updates require that your
computer be rebooted in order for them to take
affect. In certain instances, specific updates
may need to be installed by themselves. In these
cases, multiple restarts may be required. Always
click the OK button if asked
Do want to restart now? You want
to see (0) in the list of critical updates recommended
for your computer. Once your computer has rebooted,
the updates will be in place and your computer
will be protected with the latest fixes for the
Windows operating system and Internet Explorer.
As always, please feel free to contact
the CLC Help Desk if you have any questions or
network maintenance reminder
The Center for Law and Computers will conduct
regular monthly maintenance windows on the
first Tuesday of every month (5a.m. - 7a.m.
in the morning) for "Patch and\or Update"
management on systems that need to be rebooted.
Remember too that there may be "emergency"
times when manufacturers release "critical"
update patches that need to be installed immediately.
The CLC will make every attempt to send out
an announcement in advance when the "critical"
updates need to be installed and systems rebooted
(however, we cannot always guarantee advance
notice since certain patches/updates need
to be applied ASAP before a breach is made).
All network services including Internet access,
email, webmail, network drives, and network
printing will be down during the above scheduled
Maintenance will be conducted on the following
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Tuesday, September 02, 2004
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience
this may cause.
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word about Recent Viruses, Worms and Trojans.
McAfee is our Virus scanning application
that is used throughout Chicago-Kent. According
to McAfee's web site there are more then 62,000
virus threats that exist and new ones are found
everyday. Viruses and backdoor Trojans can cause
major disruptions and financial loss. The Melissa,
I love You, Goner, Code Red and many others
have impacted many organizations to the point
that even Microsoft had to turn off their e-mail
systems until the virus could be contained.
The newer forms of viruses (Backdoor Trojans)
are even more devastating by actually giving
someone else complete control of your computer
and access to all the information stored on
There are things that you can
do to protect your computer. You can protect
yourself by running a full virus scan of all
the files on your computer periodically. Ensuring
that you have the latest updates from the vendor.
Avoid programs from unknown sources (Internet
and Email). Never open or double-click on an
attachment that is from an unknown recipient.
The Center for Law and Computers
posts Virus Updates to your computer desktop
as they are released from the vendor or you
can access them directly from McAfees web site
when connected to the internet through the virus
application. An ounce of protection will go
a long way in ensuring that your documents and
computer are virus free.
latest DAT file as of 07/05/04 - is sdat4371
Center for Law and Computers Computer Specifications
RECOMMENDED COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS:
Pentium IV (or Pentium III equivalent) 800
or up MHz processor
2 PC Card/Card Bus Slots: network card (notebook
20GB or greater Hard Drive
3.5" Floppy Drive
CD-ROM Drive or DVD-ROM Drive
10/100 Ethernet Card (notebook only)
Windows 2000 PROFESSIONAL, XP PROFESSIONAL
*NOTE* Windows XP home edition
will not work with our network
Sound Card to support RealPlayer (or RealPlayer
17" monitor with .28mm dot pitch (desktop
12" Active Matrix or TFT display (notebook
REQUIRED COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS:
Pentium III (or Pentium II equivalent) 500
or up MHz processor
Available PC Card/Card Bus Slots: network
card (notebook only)
10GB or up Hard Drive
3.5" Floppy Drive
10/100 Ethernet Card (notebook only)
Sound Card to support RealPlayer (or RealPlayer
14" or 15" color monitor .28mm
dot pitch (desktop only)
have a computer that nearly meets the minimum
requirements and is extremely costly to
upgrade, please call the Center for Law
and Computers at (312) 906-5300, so that
we can assist you in determining the best
solution for both short and long-term needs.
A Word About Microsoft
Beginning with Windows ME
in calendar year 2000, Microsoft began implementing
a strategy of tailoring certain versions
of their Windows operating systems specifically
toward consumer markets. Windows ME and
certain future versions of the Windows operating
system include multimedia and "ease
of use" features that are designed
to make the use of a Windows based computer
a more engaging experience in the home.
While this may sound enticing,
it is important to realize that the "consumer"
versions of Windows are not designed to
exist in a corporate network environment
like that at Chicago-Kent. In fact, the
"consumer" version of Microsoft's
latest operating system, Windows XP Home
Edition, does not include any capability
to connect to corporate networks.
So where does this leave
you? At the time of these specifications
writing, the Center for Law and Computers
recommends Windows 2000 Professional or
Windows XP Professional (Professional being
the KEY word here) as the best all-around
operating systems for new notebook computer
purchases. If neither is available, then
Windows 98 would be the next best choice
followed by Windows ME as a last option.
For students who already own a notebook,
any edition of Windows 98 along with Windows
2000 Professional and XP Professional can
be configured to connect to the Chicago-Kent
network. Existing Windows ME notebooks can
be configured to connect to the network
through some additional work by computer
support staff. Desktop users are encouraged
to remain with the operating system that
is presently on their PC.
word about MS Windows XP
On October 25, 2001, Microsoft released
the newest version of their Windows operating system
called Windows XP. This new operating system comes
in two distinct editions: Windows XP Home Edition
and Windows XP Professional. Please be aware that
while Windows XP Home Edition can connect to the
Internet, it can not in any way be made to connect
to corporate networks such as the Chicago-Kent LAN.
A computer running the Home Edition of Windows XP
will not be able to access network printers, network
drives such as H: home directories, and e-mail via
It is for these reasons that the Center
for Law and Computers recommends that anyone purchasing
a new machine positively confirm the operating system
with their vendor. Computers that are available
only with Windows XP pre-installed should only be
purchased if it is Windows XP Professional, NOT
Windows XP Home Edition.
Windows 98 and Windows 2000 Professional
continue to be fully compatible with the Chicago-Kent
As always, please feel free to contact
the CLC Help Desk if you have any questions or concerns.
and Network Accounts:
A Chicago-Kent email account is setup
for you. Your username will be your first initial
and last name, no punctuation or spaces (i.e. Jane
Student = jstudent) and your initial password will
be the last six digits of your Social Security Number,
no punctuation or spaces (i.e. 999999).
unnecessary files on Network
The Center for Law and Computers provides
access to the Network for Chicago-Kent students,
faculty, and staff in support of the educational
mission of the university. In recent months we have
noticed an increase in the amount of personal storage
space being consumed on our network. As we continue
to maintain and scan the network drives we are noticing
numerous occurrences of non-educational types of
materials (i.e., MP3, .wav, .mov, .avi). We understand
that there are occasions when storing these types
of files on the network for educational use is legitimate.
As you may well be aware, the recent
court decisions potentially makes us liable if members
of our community engage in infringing activity.
As a reminder to all students, a portion of the
IIT Computer Use Policy states, "Network users
must abide by the terms of all software licensing
agreements and copyright laws, and may not make
copies of or make available on the network copyrighted
material, unless permitted by a license. Network
users must not perform acts which are deliberately
wasteful of computing resources or which unfairly
monopolize resources to the exclusion of others..."
The complete Computer User Policy can be found at:
When you save and store large music,
image, video, or other types of non-educational
related material on the network it increases the
time it takes for system backups and virus scanning;
the large downloads also consume unnecessary bandwidth.
Please be considerate of your colleagues and remove
or transfer to your laptop ALL files in violation.
If files are not removed, the Center for Law and
Computers is authorized by the administration to
permanently remove them for you.
We ask that you purge all unnecessary
messages and files as often as possible from your
network and email accounts to help us preserve space
on the C-K server. As a reminder, in Outlook mail,
you must delete messages from your "Deleted
Messages" folder for them to be permanently
removed from the mail server. It is also a good
maintenance procedure to delete any unneeded messages
in the "Sent" folder.
To select a new password:
from your Internet browser, (i.e. Internet Explorer)
Select the option CHANGE
When prompted, enter your username,
password and desired new password when successfully
completed, you will receive the message PASSWORD
Your new password takes effect immediately
and will give you access to your email account and
Password protection is one of the
most important principles of network and e-mail
security. Chicago-Kent College of Law provides access
to network and electronic mail resources to its
students, faculty, and staff, in support of the
University's mission of teaching, research, and
public service. Passwords are assigned for access
to both of these resources to authenticate a user's
identity, to protect network users, and to provide
New passwords will be provided, and
existing passwords will be reset, only when the
identity of the requester can be clearly established.
- Under no circumstances will new or existing
passwords be revealed by telephone.
The Center for Law and Computers
staff will be pleased to handle requests made
in one of the following ways:
1. Requests may be made in person
at the Help Desk, Room 540. Photo identification
2. Requests may be faxed to
Center for Law and Computers at (312) 906-
5165. The fax must include photo identification
If you have questions or need additional
assistance, please contact the Help Desk at (312)
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Main Office (Help Desk): Room 540
Technical Support Help
Desk Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fax: (312) 906-5165
Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Edition and
The Center for Law and Computers
has MS Office 2000 Professional Edition and
FrontPage available for purchase at a discounted
educational use rate. The disks can be purchased
at the Help Desk in Room 540. Each student is
allowed to purchase only one copy
for the price of $25.50. Please bring your student
or other photo ID with you to purchase a set.
The Center for Law and Computers
has implemented print accounting software which
allows you to:
1. Send print jobs to queue --
This feature allows you to send print jobs to
the print station at the front of each lab where
they are held in queue until you release them.
In addition, you are able to send multiple print
jobs to the queue and they are held until you
release them at the print station.
2. You are able to check the balance
of your print account -- This feature allows
you to look at the number of copies you have
remaining for the term (note: each student is
allotted 400 pages per semester; additional
pages beyond the 400 are billed at $.05 per
Your 400 page limit is reset at
the beginning of each semester.
Make sure you have sent
your print job to the print station by confirming
that your username is shown in the Select
Print job username dialogue box.
Double click your username
with the mouse to bring up network password
Enter your NETWORK PASSWORD.
Highlight job(s) to print and click the
PRINT button on the top left of the program
release station will release all print jobs
sent under your username. When your print jobs
are listed you have the opportunity to delete
them before actually sending them to print.
- The printer may take a few minutes to
warm up if not recently used.
You can check your page
balance at the workstation you are logged
on to by double clicking on the dollar sign
icon ( $ ) on the bottom right of
After clicking this icon
you will see a balance screen.
If the printer says toner
low and the "READY" button is
not lit, push the "GO" button
so it is lit to continue to print. E-mail
helpdesk ONLY when your print job becomes
faded. You will be credited for any pages
printed light due to low toner.
If you have
questions, please email HELPDESK@kentlaw.edu
or call 906-5300.
The principle printers in the
KENTNET system are Hewlett-Packard LaserJet
8000N Printers. There is one printer in each
lab 700, 760 and 900 that is set up as the default
printer when you sign on in that lab.
Individual Student Printing
Each student receives 400 pages
of printing per semester. Any printing past
400 pages will be charged to your student printing
account at .05 per page. You must settle your
student account with the Bursar's Office
before receiving your 400 page allotment
for the following semester. Students with outstanding
balances will have their Kentnet accounts deactivated
until the balance is paid. Graduating students
with a delinquent printing balance will not
receive their diplomas until the accounts are
paid in full.
If you print work for a faculty
member, you must print out a detailed balance
and have the faculty member sign for their pages.
Present the signed balance sheet to the Help
Desk in the Center for Law and Computers (Room
540). Your print account will be credited accordingly.
Print jobs that are sent to the
Document Center printer (9th floor-library)
require payment when picked up.
Please report any problems with
printers or printing to the Help Desk by Email:
or in house phone number 6-5300.
It Is Critical to Update
Your Virus Detection Software Regularly:
As always, it is a good idea to
update the virus protection software on your
personal computer periodically to catch any
new viruses lurking out there in cyber world
Since we have a volume license to McAfee
Virus Scan, each student, faculty and staff
should have a copy of this software on his/her
computer. (It is free to C-K students so...No
excuse not to have it!)
The Center for Law and Computers
takes a proactive stance in trying to eradicate
viruses by cleaning them as they come through
our servers, we cannot protect each individual
PC. We are asking that you also be proactive
to ensure that your PC does not become infected.
Because there are new virus outbreaks
DAILY, we want to stress the importance of having
the latest virus protection software and updated
virus definition (.DAT) files. We'd also like
to remind you that regular virus scans of all
drives (weekly, if possible) are necessary in
order to detect and clean any viruses so they
are not sent to friends and/or colleagues.
Chicago-Kent is licensed for and
supports McAfee Virus Scan from Network Associates.
According to information on their web site,
there are over 50,000+ viruses out there and
the potential for damage is continuous. We here
at the Center for Law and Computers want to
make sure you have the best possible protection
for your PC. Please follow the manual instructions
below to install the latest virus definition
updates (.DAT files) for your McAfee software.
Check to see that you have a recent version
of the virus scanning software on your computer.
You can do this by clicking on
the small blue and red "VShield" icon
in the lower right corner of your screen with
the right mouse button. When you do, a small
menu will pop up. Select the "About"
choice in this menu by clicking on it once with
the left mouse button.
After clicking "About" you will get
a box that displays several numbers. There are
two important numbers that you should be concerned
with. The first number is in boldface and located
next to the phrase "McAfee Virus Scan"
toward the top of the box's gray area. This
number tells you what version of the Virus Scan
product or "engine" you are running.
You should be running some version of 4.x. Any
version of 3.x is too old and should be updated
to a later version, please call the Help Desk
to schedule an update. The second number you
should be concerned with in the "About"
box is the number next to the phrase "Virus
definitions." The last four digits of this
number tell you the version of the ".DAT"
you are running. As an example, the picture
below is from a PC that is running version 4.5.1
of the Virus Scan product (engine) and version
4250 of the virus definitions (.DAT files).
Install the latest virus definition updates
on your computer.
may force a reboot of your computer. In order
to avoid loss of data, close all programs except
Outlook before completing any of the following
While signed on to the C-K network,
run the update with the following three steps:
Find the icon called "virus
updates" on your desktop
- Double click the icon a box will appear
as seen below
- Click on "Run" in the Start
- Click on the Windows "Start Menu"
in the lower left hand side of your screen.
- Click on "Run" in the Start
- In the space next to the word "Open:"
enter the following text,
(that's a lower case "l"
n k not an upper case "I" n k)
- While signed on to the C-K network, run
the update with the following three steps:
- Double Click on the folder named VirusUpdates
located on your Desktop.
- Double Click on the file sdatXXXX.exe.
Where XXXX is the number of the dat file.
Once the "SuperDat"
update program starts, click on "Next."
You may be prompted to restart
Run a virus scan on your PC.
- Click on the "Start Menu" button.
- Click on "Programs.
- Click on "Network Associates"
or " McAfee Virus Scan."
- Drop down to "Virus Scan.
- A window will open that gives you options
to run a virus scan on your drives.
- Click on "Where & What"
- Make sure "Include subfolders"
box is checked and click the radio button
next to "All files."
- Click on "Action" tab.
- Click on down arrow and select "Clean
infected files automatically.
- Click "Scan now."
This will begin the scanning process.
It will check all the files on the drive you
designated. It may take a few minutes to several
hours depending on the speed of your computer
and the number of files you have. Your patience
will pay off, remember you will be preventing
problems in the future.
Note: The above procedures can
be used in the future to update your .DAT files.
A great source for additional
information about viruses is the Network Associates
As always, if you have questions
or need additional assistance, please feel free
to contact the help desk at (312) 906-5300.
The Email stations located throughout
the building are intended to allow students
convenient and quick access to Email and the
Record. Please be considerate to your fellow
students when using these stations. If you want
to compose many or long messages, or browse
the Internet at length, please use one of the
3 computer labs in the library. Thank you for
Lab 900 is on the ninth floor
of the library at the west end of the building
and has 12 computers. Turn left when you enter
the library through the ninth floor entrance.
The printer for the ninth floor lab is in Room
986, in the corner of the area.
Lab 700, the large, glass-walled
room on the seventh floor of the library, is
the largest lab, with 30 computers. This lab
is sometimes used for larger research classes
and it is always used for exams. LEXIS-NEXIS
and WESTLAW representatives conduct office hours
in Lab 700. The schedule of their office hours
will be posted weekly in the Record. They can
help you with online research questions.
Lab 760, also on the seventh floor
of the library, is equipped with 20 computers.
It is often used for research classes.
From time to time, the law school
schedules classes or exams in the labs. When
this occurs, a sign will be posted outside the
door of the lab. Please be considerate and use
one of the other labs during these scheduled
If you have any problems getting
onto KENTNET from any computer, call the CLC
at extension 6-5300 from any black house phone
located between the public telephones on every