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Computing at AUBG  / Faculty Computing Environment

Faculty Computing

This page contains answers to common questions regarding faculty computing, handled by our support staff, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful and are  presented here as questions and answers.
Each faculty member has a personal computer without administrative privilegies at his/her disposal and can print on laser printers via the Network. Faculty staff work with WINDOWS 7 ENTERPRICE; MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010 PRO. An Antivirus program is also installed. All faculty members have access to the Internet.
The central backbone in the main building was upgraded in October 2001. Now it works with a speed of 1GB and is based on optic fibres. Thus the speed of exchanging information between local computers and servers is largely increased. Each computer has 100 Mbit connection to this backbone.

Faculty  Accounts

Each faculty  member is given an account on the AUBG server, also called login name, account name or user name. OCC officer creates an account if such is requested by Human Resources Office for the correspondig faculty or staff. Every account is protected by a password. Passwords are initially assigned individually by the administrator and can be changed at any time by the user. They are the only way to protect the content of your account. Be advised that according to the AUBG computing rules, users are responsible for any damages caused through their accounts.
Regarding the user accounts, there are three important things you need to know in order to login in the Windows XP Pro system. They are:
               User name (also known as login name of account name
               User password (a secret word, letting the system know that you are the account owner). You should keep in mind that the password is case sensitive. Thus “paSSword” and “PassworD” are different.
               User domain is the place where your account resides. For all faculty members the domain name is AUBGIN.
Every faculty member has a personal email address. It is formed in the following way:
'account name'@aubg.bg

Home space

Every user account is assigned a home directory where users can store personal data. This directory appears as drive H: in your drive map in a line like the following:  
\\f-home\fsstore\(your account name)  (H:).
You are able to connect to your H: drive by your private PC from the AUBG network to the following network address: \\f-home\fsstore\(your account name).
The home directory is considered private and protected in a way not to be accessed by others. But user access to it is available from any computer in the AUBG network system. The home directory resides on the AUBG server.
The home space also includes web directory, which is your  W: drive. Any file you put in W: directory or its sub-directories, will be accessible worldwide through Internet. The rest of your home directory is still private and cannot be accessed through the web, that is, if you want to publish any file(s) on the web, you have to move them in the W: directory.
You are able to connect to your W: drive by your private PC from the AUBG network to the following network address: \\f-home\fsweb\(your account name)
All  W: directories of the faculty members you can access using the link: http://home.aubg.bg/faculty/.

Because the server disk space is limited, a disk quota of 500 MB per user is set up (it includes the information on your H: and W: drives). Under substantial circumstances and well-grounded reasons, the size of the home drive can be extended to a total of 2GB. Keep in mind, that in order to normally work with your account, your home space has to be less than the limit.

User profile

In order to provide equal sharing privileges to users, there are some specifics that faculty members have to be aware of. One of them concerns the so-called user profile. User profile is the place where the system stores all system and user related information of the account. Things like desktop settings, monitor resolution and so on. By default you also have My Documents folder in the profile. MS Applications use My Documents as a default folder.
When you log in for the first time on your personal computer or on some other computer in the AUBG network system, it creates your user profile on the local hard disk on the computer. You can find all information that you keep in your profile on hard disk C: \ Documents and settings\.
As user profiles in the system are local you should consider the following important facts:
• Every workstation you use to login creates and stores local profile of your account.
• Information stored in your profile on this local workstation cannot be accessed from other computers.