UW A&A Account Setup
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As a matriculated Aero-Astro (A&A) student or non-A&A student taking an A&A course, you are provided with access to departmental computing resources, including 40+ Windows workstations located in the GUG 212 Student Computing Lab and remotely accessible Windows Session Servers.
A UW A&A Windows account has been created for your use, matching your university NetID account name. A notification email was sent to your UW NetID account, listing your account username and initial password, along with the link to this account setup document. (Note that while your UW A&A account name matches your NetID account, this is only a convenience to help you remember your username; there is no other association.)
GUG 212 Workstations Lab Login
Changing Your Password
It is recommended that you change your password from its initial value, as this was sent to you in plaintext via email, necessary but insecure. To change your password on the GUG 212 workstations, type Ctrl-Alt-Del.
Changing Your Password in Windows Remote Desktop
U:\ Drive File Storage
When you log into a UW A&A domain computer, you have a “My Documents” folder on the local system’s hard disk (C:\) and a personal department-wide Windows share volume (U:\ ) available for your use. The “My Documents” folder on the system’s local hard disk provides your highest performance file access, while your U:\ drive is intended as an option for long-term storage and file sharing. Your local “C:\Users\
Remember that files located in your C:\ personal file area are not backed up as part of the daily departmental backup and may be deleted at any time to recover disk space or rebuild a system.
File Storage Quota
Each student is assigned a default disk quota of 5GB, both for local storage on RDSH-1/RDSH-2 remote Windows servers and shared U:\ drive. If that limit is reached, you will not be able to create new files without reducing your disk utilization by deleting unneeded files or having your disk quota increased. Contact the computing support staff if you feel you have justification for increased disk capacity.