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Student Introduction to WSFNR Computer Services
The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources provides a total of 4 computer labs for student use; two undergraduate labs located in 1-201 and 1-210, the GIS lab in 4-419 and the graduate student lab on the 5th floor of building 4. Color and black and white laser printing and plotter printing is provided free-of-charge. Labs are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. (See Joyce Black about getting a key.)
The school network runs on Novell Open Enterprise Server. Our email solution is powered by Novell Groupwise 7.0 and support most major email clients as well as a web client.
The first time you login to the system at the school, you will need to use the standard login for new students, which is your last name, first initial, and xxxxxxxx! as the password. This is your network and GroupWise email username and initial default password. For instance, if your name is Joe Smith, you would login the first time like so:
Using this same example, your e-mail address will be firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first thing you should do is change your network password. The first time you log in to a computer at the school using the Novell Client, you should be presented with a message asking if you wish to change your password. Click “Yes” and enter the default password xxxxxxxx! as the old password and a new password of your choice.
Your password must contain at least eight characters and include at least one special character (such as %, &, or #). It is up to you to keep this password safe and confidential. You should not write it down or share it with anyone. You will be required to change this password on a periodic basis. Once your network password has been changed, your GroupWise password will be automatically synchronized with it in a few minutes.
For more information, see the UGA Password Policy at
One of the resources provided to you is network storage space. When you log into the network using the Novell client, you will be able to access your Network Drive just as you would a hard drive, USB drive, etc. Using your network file space is preferable to using a removable device such as a USB key to transport files for several reasons. Your files will always be available to you from any computer connected to the internet. Data on the network drive cannot be lost or accidentally left at home, and the servers are backed up on a regular basis so if you do delete something it can be easily recovered.
Our e-mail is run entirely on Novell's GroupWise Server/Client software. You will need to use the GroupWise client, the WebAccess option at email.forestry.uga.edu, or a suitable POP3 or IMAP client (Thunderbird, etc.) to access your e-mail. All of the lab computers have the GroupWise client installed, and any computer with an internet connection can access your mailbox via the web.
The preferred way to access email is via the GroupWise client, which is installed on all lab computers in the school. By using the client you gain full access to your inbox, calendar, contacts list and so forth. The client will also automatically process mail over 14 days old into your Archive. You may also manually move mail into the archive at any time. To do so, simply right-click on the message in the GroupWise client and select “Move to archive” from the list of options that appears. Your email archive resides on a server named Yosemite; do not move, rename, delete, add to, or change anything about this folder, or your archive will no longer function properly. Be aware that the email system is purged periodically, and anything older than 45 days is removed. In order to avoid losing your mail, allow the automatic archiving process to take place. To open your archive, open the GroupWise client and select File à Open Archive. To return to the main post office, select File à Archive; this will return you to your inbox.
If you need access to your email from outside the school, you can use the WebAccess website from any computer connected to the internet. To do so, open a web browser, and go to http://email.forestry.uga.edu. You will have access to email, calendar items, contacts, etc. - everything except your archive using this method.
If you have any questions, or need help, call
Mark Cherry 706-542-3953
Malissa Russell 706-542-3925
Keith Martin 706-542-3789
or fill out an online request form at:
The request form is the preferred method, as it is checked often and can be responded to by the first available support person.
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