Managed Windows Computing Environment D-ITET-ISG
Username and password
- To login on a Windows7 Workstation use your NETHZ-Password.
- If you don't know your n.ethz password or if you have forgotten it...
Please visit our office in ETF/D/106. Bring some identification (ETH card, Student card) and we can change your n.ethz password. Passports, Driving Licenses and anything similar are no valid identification! They only proof that you are the person you pretend to be but doesn't proof you are working/studing at ETH.
- Due to security reasons, we do not send passwords by email or advise password on the phone.
Support and Support Information
We'll help you to help yourself. Much information about our computing environment can be found in this wiki.
Primary source of information: http://computing.ee.ethz.ch
If you have a question that is not answered on the Computing website:
- Ask somebody else in your office
Send an email to email@example.com (Support ISG.EE)
- In urgent cases, call Support at 20909. Our office hours are from 09:00 17:00 o'clock
You can configure most printers at D-ITET yourself.
Instructions for Windows 7 can be found here: https://computing.ee.ethz.ch/Workstations/Windows7/UserGuidePrinting
Instructions for printing over the web can be found here: http://computing.ee.ethz.ch/Printing/SpecialPrinter
You can find additional information here on Computing: http://computing.ee.ethz.ch/Printing/VPPPrinting/Windows/Setup
Vacation Message in Email
Before you leave the office, try sending yourself an email from an external email address to ensure the vacation message works.
If you are using the Email Services provided by ID (Exchange), you can set the out-of-office message directly in Outlook or in the Microsoft Outlook Web Access, accessible via https://mail.ethz.ch/exchange
After logging in, click on "Options" on the left side to set the vacation message.
Software cannot be installed by yourself. Please visit https://computing.ee.ethz.ch/Workstations/Windows7/SoftwareInstallation for more information.
You should save your personal data (created files) to a folder on the H: drive which is secured by a nightly backup. We can also restore data from a previous day if you delete something accidentally. For a reqeust, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your home drive contains profile data. Therefore, do not delete these folders "to make space" or "clean up a bit".
Local Temporary Data
On every Windows host, there is a folder called C:\Scratch (the equivalent folder on a Linux box would be /scratch). We recommend to use this folder for processing large amounts of computing data. This will also result in a performance boost because you will not read and write data via the network.
Please be aware that C:\Scratch is not secured by a backup. If the harddisc crashes, your data will be lost.