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Code42 is a backup agent that will back up all data on a university device under the primary owner’s profile. The backup sets can be used for restoring data to a machine, whether it has been reformatted, replaced, or compromised. This document will outline the steps needed to install, activate, and restore data to a new or existing device.

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About Code 42

Code42 Policy

Code42 is required on all University provided desktops and laptops to backup all University Business data to prevent data loss.

Who Can use Code42?

Code42 is presently licensed for full-time faculty and full-time staff only. The University mandates Code42 for proper data security practices. If a user has personal data that they wish to exclude from being backed up, a folder labeled “Personal Documents” can be found and utilized in your “Documents” folder. This folder and its contents will be ignored by Code42 when your system is being backed up.

Personal Documents folder locations:

Windows PCC:\users\username\Documents\Personal Documents\
macOS/users/username/documents/Personal Documents/

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If the Personal Documents folder does not exist in your Documents folder, you can manually create it and the folder will be automatically ignored by Code42.

Is My Data Secure?

Code42 uses AES-256 encryption is used when storing your backups and can only be accessed by the Code42 account owner and administrators.

What is Backed Up?

All data found in a user profile will be backed up by Code42.

Location of User Profile:

Windows PCC:\users\UserName\
macOS/users/username/

Warning Warning

Any data not stored in the user profile will NOT be backed up by Code42. It is highly encouraged to store university business data within your user profile.

How to Install on a Windows PC

To install Code42 on your Windows PC, please follow the instructions below.

Note

Code42 is being automatically deployed to all systems owned by Faileigh Dickinson University.

Before Installing Code42, you must be logged in as the owner of the machine using your NetID Credentials.

  1. Open FDU Self Service Portal for Software on your University PC
  2. Click on Code42 Backup and then click “Install” on the right-hand side

Note

It could take several minutes for the client to make the first connection and start the first backup.

The entire process will take approximately 5-7 minutes, depending on your internet speed. Once Code42 is installed, your account is automatically provisioned in the Code42 system, and your backup will begin shortly.

How to Install on macOS

To install Code42 on your macOS device, please follow the instructions below.

Note

Code42 is being automatically deployed to all systems owned by Faileigh Dickinson University.

  1. Locate the FDU Self Service Portal in your applications folder or locating the icon on your dock
  2. Locate Code42 Backup and click “Enroll”
  1. After the package installs, you will be prompted to enter your FDU email address and then click “OK

Note

It could take several minutes for the client to make the first connection and start the first backup.

The entire process will take approximately 5-7 minutes, depending on your internet speed. Once Code42 is installed, your account is automatically provisioned in the Code42 system, and your backup will begin shortly.

How to Replace or Add a Second Device

This process is used when someone will be assigned a second device and wishes to have it backed up or if the Code42 needs to be re-installed on the same device. Because an account already exists, it cannot be provisioned automatically. It must be manually setup either to replace an existing device or create a new backup set on the second computer.

Note

In order to proceed, code42 must be installed prior to continuing, please refer back to the Install instructions for your operating system from the Code42 User Guide. A link is found at the bottom of this page.

Tip

A backup set is Code42’s way of describing the backup configuration and what files are being backed up.

  1. Click on the Code42 app in the system tray (PC) or Menu bar (macOS) and then click “Setup Device
  1. If prompted, log in to the FDU NetID Portal and proceed through the FDU single sign-on process
  2. Click “Replace Existing
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  1. Click “Start” to continue with the replace existing device process
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  1. Select the device from the list you are replacing and click “Continue
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  1. Click “Select Files” on the following window
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  1. Select and Choose which files you wish to replace by placing a checkmark next to each. When finished, click “Restore Files
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  1. The next window will allow you to select how you wish to restore your files. Make your selections and click “Go
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  1. The next window will display download progress for the restore process. You can continue forward by clicking “Continue” at the bottom
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  1. The next window Downloads the Files to your device. When the transfer is completed, click “Next
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You can close this window and continue working or you can click transfer more files and repeat the steps for additional files. This will extend the time it needs to restore.

  1. Your Transfer is now complete, click “Finish
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Verifying a Backup Instructions

If you are unsure if you have Code42 installed and backing up your system, this quick guide will help give you some comfort.

  1. Click on the Code42 icon from the system tray on Windows and the menu bar on macOS
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Code42 Icon

  1. The Progress will be displayed like in the Figure below
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Note

Depending on your backup size, this could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. Code42 will continue to run and backup in the background. After the first successful backup, incremental backups will occur.

How to Manage Backups

Code42 allows you to manage your backup sets. If you would like to review your backup set, please click the support link at the top of the page to open a UTAC ticket for a Computing Services team member to work with you.

How to Restore Files

Accidentally deleted or unable to find a file? Code42 can help. Please follow the following guidelines in restoring lost or previous versions of files.

  1. Click the Code42 System Tray or macOS menu bar Icon
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Code42 Icon

  1. Left-click on the gear symbol and left-click on “Open Code42….
  1. If prompted, log in to the FDU Single sign-on Portal and proceed through the FDU DUO Multifactor authentication procedures
  2. Click “Restore Files
  3. Select the device you wish to restore from
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Note

If you have more than one backup device, please select the device from where you want to restore the file from.

  1. You can select a date range from when you wish to restore from on the right-hand side
  2. Navigate to the folder(s) and/or file(s) you wish to restore and place a check next to each one
  3. Click “Restore Files
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  1. Select how Code42 will restore your files. Click “Go” when finished
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Note

Above are the recommended options for restoring files, this will help you find them more easily.

The time it takes to restore your files will depend on how much data is being restored, available system resources, and available bandwidth.

How to Add Backup Sets

Using Code42 you can create backup sets that will back up your data to additional devices utilizing a schedule. This is useful to have immediate access to critical files in the event of data loss.

This guide is only needed if you wish to have a local backup of your data.

Note

If you schedule multiple backup sets to run at specific times and the backup sets go to the same destination, ensure that these times do not overlap. This ensures good backup performance.

  1. Click the Code42 System Tray or macOS menu bar Icon
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Code42 Icon

  1. Left-click on the gear symbol and left-click on “Open Code42….
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  1. If prompted, log in to the FDU Single Sign-on Portal and proceed through the FDU DUO Multi-factor authentication procedures
  2. From the Code42 console window, click the “Dropdown Arrow” symbol next to your device name to drop down a menu, then click “Add Backup Set…
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  • The next window will be the Add Backup Set configuration window.
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Note

The “Add Set” button will be un-clickable until it is completely configured.

  1. Click “Rename” to label your backup set
  2. Changing Selected Files, click “Change”, and select the files and folders you wish to backup to a local destination
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  1. When finished click “Save
  2. Click “Change” to set your destination for your backup
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  1. Select your destination by clicking “Add Local Destination (usually an external hard drive) and click “Save
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  1. Click “Add Set” to finalize the setup and start backing up to a local location
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Your new back upset is finished and will begin backing up as configured.

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Backup Alert Email Notifications

Code42 will send users an email alert notifying of any incomplete backups of their devices.

  • The Code42 email alert will be sent from Code42 for Enterprise <noreply@code42.com>
  • The Subject line of the email will be labeled with: Critical: [Name of Device] not backed up

Backup Alert

You will receive an alert when your computer hasn’t backed up to Code42 for 5 calendar days. The email will look like the example below:

Code42 Backup Alert Email Notification

What to do if you get a backup alert

After receiving a Code42 backup alert email, you should locate the device the email specifies in need of backup. The Code42 device name will be listed in the Subject: line and Computer Name: line of the Code42 backup alert email. To locate the name of a Code42 device, left-click the Code42 “C” symbol icon in the Windows System Tray, also referred to as the notification area.

Tip

The Windows System Tray or notification area is usually located on the bottom right of the Windows taskbar, next to the displayed digital clock.

For macOS users left-click Code42 “C” symbol icon on the macOS icon menu bar. The Code42 device name will be displayed in the console. Ensure the Code42 application displays the same name as the Code42 backup alert email you received.

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Code42 “C” symbol icon

Code42 Device Name

After locating the correct specified device stated in the Code42 backup alert email, force a backup of the device by performing the following:

  1. Left-click the “Code42” System Tray or macOS menu bar Icon
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Code42 Icon

  1. Left-click “Run backup now

Note

The backup may take some time to complete. This depends on the length of time since Code42’s last complete backup and the amount of new data needed to be backed up.

Getting Support

If you require technical support, please contact UTAC (University Technical Assistance Center) and open a service request.

You may submit a service request by one of the following methods:

  • Clicking the “Support” button on top of this page
  • Emailing UTAC at FDUTAC@fdu.edu
  • Calling (973)-443-8822

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Computer Tips, Tricks, and Recommendations

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As technology evolves and new features are offered, there may be times when unwanted or unexpected things happen. This page is dedicated to providing some tips, tricks, and recommendations to circumvent these undesired circumstances.

Normalize Sound Levels – Windows

Microsoft Windows 10 automatically adjusts audio levels between different applications. This can affect the level of sounds from various applications depending on what program is currently being used. This feature can be turned off using the instructions below.

Instructions
  1. From the Sound Icon in your task bar, single right-click
  1. Click “Sounds
  1. Click “Communications” tab.
  1. Select the “Do nothing” radial button
  1. Click “Apply
  2. Click “OK
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Adjust Microphone Settings – Windows

To ensure clear and audible audio in virtual meeting applications, such as Zoom, please follow the instructions below.

Instructions
  1. Right-click the Audio icon in the system tray portion of the task bar
  1. Click “Sounds
  1. Click “Recording

Note

Not all options may be visible.

  1. Right Click on “Microphone Array” and select “Properties
  1. Click the “Advanced” and un-check “Enable Audio Enhancements
  1. Click “Apply
  1. Click “OK
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Adjust Power Options – Lenovo Laptops

Default power profiles in Windows 10 are configured to balance performance and battery life. To change these settings, please follow the steps below.

Instructions
  1. Click on Start, and then click “Settings
  1. Click on “System
  1. Select “Power & Sleep
  1. To modify power settings while the laptop is plugged in or on battery power, modify the below options

Note:

Selecting higher times may result in shorter battery life

  1. For additional power settings, such as the laptop lid and power button settings, click Additional power settings

Note

Depending on window size, this option may be located towards the bottom or on the right side of the screen.

  1. Select either “Choose what the power buttons door “Choose what closing the lid does
  1. The options below will allow modifying the effects of pressing the power button and closing the lid

Note

Setting DO NOTHING when closing the lid can lead to drastically less battery life as well as overheating when the laptop is placed inside a bag or briefcase.

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Restarting A Computer

Rebooting a device is highly encouraged as it will help keep the system running at peak performance. The benefits of a weekly reboot include:

  • Mitigate vulnerabilities to cyber-attacks by applying critical updates
  • Prevent performance degradation
  • Prevent application memory faults
  • Effectively apply system policies

To restart a device, follow the instruction below.

Tip

Make sure any open application is saved and closed before a restart is performed. This includes applications like Outlook, Word, Excel and any other applications that may be opend.

Instructions for Windows
  1. Click the Start bottom on the bottom left hand side of the task bar
  1. Click the “Powerbutton
  1. Click “Restart

Note

Clicking “Shutdown” will not always properly apply updates or produce the desired effect. Clicking “restart” is the recomended option.

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Instructions for macOS
  1. Click the “Apple” at the top left-hand side of your screen
  1. Click “Restart
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The FDU (Fairleigh Dickinson University) Self-Service Portal for Software is a a tool designed to enhance our community’s access to software and desktop related information. With the Self-Service Portal for Software, our Faculty and Staff can easily locate and install pre-loaded software onto FDU owned computers. Simply launch the portal and you will be presented with a variety of applications, each sanctioned and supplied by FDU. This portal will provide an easily searchable way to view all new applications made available to the user community, including Microsoft Teams, Cisco Jabber, the FDU VPN, and many more.

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How to Use and Access the FDU Self Service Portal for Software

Windows 10

  1. Locate the FDU Self-Service Portal for Software icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the application or…
    1. Select the ‘Windows’ logo/start button on the bottom left of the desktop
    2. Type ‘FDU Self Service Portal for Software’ into the search bar
    3. Left click ‘FDU Self Service Portal for Software’ app to launch
FDU Self-Service Portal for Software on Windows Devices
  1. To install a program, click on the name of the application, then click on the “Install” button to the right
  1. A progress window will provide updates as the program is installed on your system. When complete, the Status column should indicate “Complete
  1. After the selected application finished downloading, it will automatically install and when completed, the status will show as “Completed

macOS

  1. Open the ‘Applications’ folder and locate and click the ‘FDU Self Service Portal’ icon or…
  • Select the ‘Launchpad’ icon from the dock

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  • Type ‘FDU Self Service Portal
  • Click the ‘FDU Self Service Portal’ icon to launch
FDU Self-Service Portal for macOS Devices

iOS & iPadOS

  1. Find the ‘Self Service Portal’ app icon and tap to launch
FDU Self Service Portal App on iPadOS

FDU Self Service Portal App on iOS

  1. Click ‘Install’ to install the requested item on to your device

Note

The Android version of the FDU Self Service Portal will be available in the future.

Once the FDU Self Service Portal application is open, you may then continue to select and install your desired software application. You may also access and use any self-service troubleshooting solutions that are available to you from within the FDU Self Service Portal as well.

Not finding what you are looking for? Click the ‘Support‘ button at the top of the page to submit a support request.

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There are a few different ways to change your University NetID password. However, Computing Services strongly urges everyone to change their FDU NetID password while on campus, as it is the preferred method to do so.

If you are off-campus, please follow the designated Windows/macOS sections below “Changing a NetID Password while OFF-CAMPUS.”

If you do not have a university-owned Apple or Windows laptop/desktop and cannot use a University lab computer, please follow the procedures described in “Using identity.fdu.edu Web Portal to Change your NetID Password.”

Please click on one of the links below for instructions on how to change your FDU NetID password:

Windows:

Changing a NetID Password while ON CAMPUS (Preferred Method)

Note

You must already be logged into the machine when performing the password change process.

  1. On FDU issued laptops, desktops, and lab machines, the FDU NetID password can be changed by pressing the “Ctrl+Alt+Del” button combination on the keyboard from any screen and selecting “Change a Password
  1. Now enter the following:
    • Your old or current password
    • Type in a new password
    • Retype the new password to confirm
    • Press the “Right Arrow” button to continue

Tip

The newly created FDU NetID password must meet the complexity requirements.

Use 8 to 16 characters for your new password. Passwords must include all of the following 4 character types: Upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Allowed special characters are: ! # $ @ _ + , ? [ ] . – ) ( ` ~ % ^ & * = { } | : ? , / and a dot. Please refrain from using portions of your name or email address within the password. Please refrain from using a password that you have already used.

  1. Once this has been done, you must lock and unlock the machine once to complete updating your password:
    • Press the “Ctrl+Alt+Del” keys combination again
    • Click “Lock
    • Then log back in with your new password
  1. Your FDU NetID password was changed successfully

Note

Your new password will need to be updated in all web browsers with saved passwords and email clients across all devices. Examples include faculty and staff e-mail accounts synched to their iPad, iPhone, and or Android device. FDU-Secure Wi-Fi network access is also attached to your FDU NetID username and password and will need to be updated on devices that use it.

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Changing a NetID Password while OFF-CAMPUS

Note

You must already be logged into the machine when performing the password change process.

  1. Launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client VPN or “FDU VPN” software and connect to FDU’s VPN Service. If you need to install the “FDU VPN” or need instructions on how to launch the VPN Client, please follow the link below before proceeding:

Note

You will not be disconnected from FDU VPN after performing the password change.

  1. On FDU issued laptops, desktops, and lab machines, the password can be changed by pressing the “Ctrl+Alt+Del” button combination on the keyboard from any screen and selecting “Change a Password
  1. Now enter the following:
    • Your old or current password
    • Type in a new password
    • Retype the new password to confirm
    • Press the “Right Arrow” button to continue

Tip

The newly created FDU NetID password must meet the complexity requirements.

Use 8 to 16 characters for your new password. Passwords must include all of the following 4 character types: Upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Allowed special characters are: ! # $ @ _ + , ? [ ] . – ) ( ` ~ % ^ & * = { } | : ? , / and a dot. Please refrain from using portions of your name or email address within the password. Please refrain from using a password that you have already used.

  1. Once this has been done, you must lock and unlock the machine once to complete updating your password:
    • Press the “Ctrl+Alt+Del” keys combination again
    • Click “Lock Computer
    • Then log back in with your new password
  1. Your FDU NetID password was changed successfully

Note

Your new password will need to be updated in all web browsers with saved passwords and email clients across all devices. Examples include faculty and staff e-mail accounts synched to their iPad, iPhone, and or Android device. FDU-Secure Wi-Fi network access is also attached to your FDU NetID username and password and will need to be updated on devices that use it.

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Using “identity.fdu.edu” Web Portal to Change your NetID Password

Adjunct professors, students, and anyone with a personal laptop/desktop/tablet device will use the FDU Identity Web Portal to change their NetID password.

If the user has an FDU issued or owned Microsoft Windows-based machine, they should always follow the procedures in Changing a NetID Password while ON CAMPUS (Preferred Method) or “Changing a NetID Password while OFF-CAMPUS.” Changing your FDU NetID password through the identity.fdu.edu Web Portal while having an FDU issued or owned Microsoft Windows-based machine could cause temporary account lockouts and should only be used as a last resort. If lockout issues occur, please open up a service request with UTAC at (973)-443-8822, and they will be dealt with promptly.

  1. Open a web browser (e.g., Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari) and navigate to the following URL:
  1. Click on “Account Maintenance” on the top right hand of the web page
  1. You will be redirected to the FDU Single-Sign-On login page. Enter your FDU NetID email and password in the corresponding text boxes and click “Sign In.” Complete the FDU 2fa Duo push notification to proceed
  1. Under Sign-In and Security, select “Change My Password
    • Enter your current password
    • Enter a new password
    • Retype your new password to confirm
    • When finished, select “Change My Password

Tip

The newly created FDU NetID password must meet the complexity requirements.

Use 8 to 16 characters for your new password. Passwords must include all of the following 4 character types: Upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Allowed special characters are: ! # $ @ _ + , ? [ ] . – ) ( ` ~ % ^ & * = { } | : ? , / and a dot. Please refrain from using portions of your name or email address within the password. Please refrain from using password that you have already used.

  1. Password successfully changed.” will be displayed if your FDU NetID password was successfully changed

Note

Your new password will need to be updated in all web browsers with saved passwords and email clients across all devices. Examples include faculty and staff e-mail accounts synched to their iPad, iPhone, and or Android device. FDU-Secure Wi-Fi network access is also attached to your FDU NetID username and password and will need to be updated on devices that use it.

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Sophos SafeGuard Prompts for Old Password

If you changed your FDU NetID password on an FDU owned machine with Sophos Encryption, you may receive a prompt requiring you to enter your “Old Windows Password.” Enter your old NetID password so that Sophos can be updated with your new NetID password. If you do not know your old NetID password or if the system does not accept your old NetID password, please call UTAC at (973)-443-8822 and open a service request.

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macOS:

Changing a NetID Password while ON CAMPUS (Preferred Method)

Note

You must already be logged into the machine when performing the password change process.

  1. Locate and then select the SSO extension “key” icon on the macOS menu bar
  1. Select Change Password…
  1. Enter your current FDU NetID password into the Old Password field
  1. Choose and then enter a new FDU NetID password into the New Password field

Tip

The newly created FDU NetID password must meet the complexity requirements.

Use 8 to 16 characters for your new password. Passwords must include all of the following 4 character types: Upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Allowed special characters are: ! # $ @ _ + , ? [ ] . – ) ( ` ~ % ^ & * = { } | : ? , / and a dot. Please refrain from using portions of your name or email address within the password. Please refrain from using password that you have already used.

  1. Enter your new FDU NetID password again into the Verify Password field
  1. Select Change Password
  1. When your password change is successful, you will be prompted, “Password change successful.” Click OK to confirm

Note

Your new password will need to be updated in all web browsers with saved passwords and email clients across all devices. Examples include faculty and staff e-mail accounts synched to their iPad, iPhone, and or Android device. FDU-Secure Wi-Fi network access is also attached to your FDU NetID username and password and will need to be updated on devices that use it.

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Changing a NetID Password while OFF-CAMPUS

Note

You must already be logged into the machine when performing the password change process.

  1. Launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client VPN or “FDU VPN” software and connect to FDU’s VPN Service. If you need to install the “FDU VPN” or need instructions on how to launch the VPN Client, please follow the link below before proceeding:
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

Note

You will not be disconnected from FDU VPN after performing the NetID password change.

  1. Locate and then select the SSO extension “key” icon on the macOS menu bar
  1. Select Change Password…
  1. Enter your current FDU NetID password into the Old Password field
  1. Choose and then enter a new FDU NetID password into the New Password field

Tip

The newly created FDU NetID password must meet the complexity requirements.

Use 8 to 16 characters for your new password. Passwords must include all of the following 4 character types: Upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Allowed special characters are: ! # $ @ _ + , ? [ ] . – ) ( ` ~ % ^ & * = { } | : ? , / and a dot. Please refrain from using portions of your name or email address within the password. Please refrain from using password that you have already used.

  1. Enter your new FDU NetID password again into the Verify Password field
  1. Select Change Password
  1. When your password change is successful, you will be prompted, “Password change successful.” Click OK to confirm

Note

Your new password will need to be updated in all web browsers with saved passwords and email clients across all devices. Examples include faculty and staff e-mail accounts synched to their iPad, iPhone, and or Android device. FDU-Secure Wi-Fi network access is also attached to your FDU NetID username and password and will need to be updated on devices that use it.

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Using “identity.fdu.edu” Web Portal to Change your FDU NetID Password

Adjunct professors, students, and anyone with a personal laptop/desktop/tablet device will use the FDU Identity Web Portal to change their NetID password.

If the user has an FDU issued or owned Apple macOS-based machine, they should always follow the procedures described in “Changing a NetID Password while ON CAMPUS” or “Changing a NetID Password while OFF-CAMPUS” under the designated macOS section.

Warning Warning

If you do not remember your old/previous FDU NetID password you will need to contact UTAC at 973-443-8822 to open a service request. A machine local password reset will need be performed with the user in person, before being able to access the macOS desktop again.

  1. Open a web browser (e.g., Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari) and navigate to the following URL:
  1. Click on “Account Maintenance” on the top right hand of the web page
  1. You will be redirected to the FDU Single-Sign-On login page. Enter your FDU NetID email and password in the corresponding text boxes and click “Sign In.” Complete the FDU 2fa Duo push notification to proceed
  1. Under Sign-In and Security, select “Change My Password
    • Enter your current password
    • Enter a new password
    • Retype your new password to confirm
    • When finished, select “Change My Password

Tip

The newly created FDU NetID password must meet the complexity requirements.

Use 8 to 16 characters for your new password. Passwords must include all of the following 4 character types: Upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Allowed special characters are: ! # $ @ _ + , ? [ ] . – ) ( ` ~ % ^ & * = { } | : ? , / and a dot. Please refrain from using portions of your name or email address within the password. Please refrain from using password that you have already used.

  1. Password successfully changed.” will be displayed if your NetID was successfully changed
  1. When the NetID password is changed through the FDU NetID Identity Web Portal, the user will first need to log in to the Apple device using their old/previous NetID password to reach their macOS desktop
  1. Click on the SSO extension “key” in the menu bar or respond to the SSO extension notification prompt. Enter your FDU NetID username and your new NetID password into the text fields and click Sign In
  1. Enter the new/current NetID password in the top field
  1. Enter the old NetID/Mac login password in the bottom field
  1. Click Sync Password to synchronize the passwords
  1. When your password change is successful, you will be prompted, “Password change successful.” Click OK

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Your new password will need to be updated in all web browsers with saved passwords and email clients across all devices. Examples include faculty and staff e-mail accounts synched to their iPad, iPhone, and or Android device. FDU-Secure Wi-Fi network access is also attached to your FDU NetID username and password and will need to be updated on devices that use it.

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Purchasing Lenovo PC and Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Accessories

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The following PC laptop accessories for university-owned Apple MacBook Pro and Lenovo laptops may be purchased from our approved vendors. Please use the following PC laptop accessories list and vendor contact information below to help guide you when obtaining optional laptop accessories.

Lenovo PC Laptop Accessories

A/C Adapter for T14 or T14s Laptop

Only one A/C adapter will be provided with the new Lenovo laptops. If a user needs a second A/C adaptor they will need to order the part below. The A/C adapters for the current Lenovo laptops will not be compatible with the new models.

AccessoryDescriptionPart NumberCost
A/C Power AdapterLenovo AC power adapter (USB Type-C)4X20M26252 $54.99 from Lenovo
A/C Power AdapterLenovo AC power adapter (USB Type-C)4X20M26252$52.59 from CDW-G
A/C Power AdapterLenovo AC power adapter (USB Type-C)4X20M26252$54.99 from GovConnection.com
Prices are noted as of July 2022
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Docking Stations
AccessoryDescriptionPart NumberCost
Multi-Monitor Docking StationThinkPad Universal USB-C Dock – This model is essential for connecting more than one external monitor, to up to three external monitors.
Video Ports: 1 HDMI and 2 DisplayPort
40AY0090US$227.99 from Lenovo
$239.99 from B&H
Multi-Monitor Docking StationThinkPad Universal Thunderbolt 4 Dock – This model can support connecting one 8K display at 30Hz external monitor, and up to four 4K displays at 60HZ external monitors.
Video Ports: 1 HDMI and 2 DisplayPort
40B00135US$321.99 from Lenovo
$339.99 from B&H
$308.22 from CDW-G
$328.26 from GovConnection.com
Single and Dual-Monitor Docking StationThinkPad Hybrid USB-C Dock – This model supports a single external monitor setup or dual external monitor setups, up to two UHD 4K resolution monitors.
Video Ports: 2 HDMI and 2 DisplayPort
40AF0135US$271.25 from B&H

Single Monitor Travel Hub or Docking StationLenovo Powered USB-C Travel Hub This model supports a single external monitor setup. Features one ethernet port, one USB Type-A port, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, and one USB-C power port.
Video Ports: 1 HDMI and 1 VGA port
4X90S92381$104.99 from Lenovo
$112.71 from CDW-G
$101.16 from GovConnection.com
Prices are noted as of July 2022
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Keyboards

Keyboards will not need to be replaced for users that already have them. Users that are new to the PC laptop docking station setup may want to buy a wired USB keyboard. There are no IT requirements for purchasing keyboards; however, if users want to go with a basic model, they can order the below part number.

AccessoryDescriptionPart NumberCost
Wired USB KeyboardLenovo Preferred Pro II USB Keyboard – US English4X30M86879$26.17 from CDW-G
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Mice

There are no IT requirements for purchasing external wired USB mice; however, if a user wants to go with a basic model, they can order the below part number.

AccessoryDescriptionPart NumberCost
USB MouseLenovo Essential USB Mouse4Y50R20863$18.80 from CDW-G
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Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

There are no IT requirements for purchasing an external wireless keyboard and mouse combo set; however, if a user would like to go with a basic model, they can order the below part number.

AccessoryDescriptionPart NumberCost
Wireless KeyboardLogitech MK850 Performance Keyboard and Mouse (wireless)920-008219$67.07 from CDW-G
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Monitors

Users ordering the ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2 Multi-Monitor Docking Station will need an accompanying monitor with at least an HDMI connection.

For users who already have a monitor and wish to use it with one of the new docking stations, your existing monitor will need to have either HDMI or Display Port (DP) connection. If your monitor only has Display Port (DP), you will need an HDMI to Display Port (DP) adapter. Users should check their current monitor connections for compatibility; if new monitors are required or desired, please choose from the list below.

AccessoryDescriptionPart NumberCost
24″ External MonitorLenovo ThinkVision P24h-2L 23.8″ 16:9 QHD IPS Monitor
Inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C
62B2GAR1US$424.00 from B&H. This monitor includes a built-in USB Hub. This monitor is the preferred 24″ model to purchase
24″ External MonitorLG 24BK750Y-B – LED monitor – Full HD (1080p) – 24″
Inputs: HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort
24BK750Y-B$264.00 from CDW-G. This monitor includes a built-in USB Hub. This monitor is the preferred 24″ model to purchase if the Lenovo ThinkVision P24h-2L, listed above, is unavailable
24″ External MonitorSamsung 24″ 1920×1080 FHD IPS Panel Monitor
Inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort
F24T374FWN$234.99 from CDW-G. This monitor does not include a built-in USB Hub
24″ External MonitorSamsung 24″ 16:9 IPS Panel Display.
Inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort
F24T452FQN$249.99 from CDW-G. This monitor does include a built-in USB Hub
24″ External MonitorViewSonic VG2440 – LED monitor – Full HD (1080p) – 24″
Inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort
VG2440$219.99 from CDW-G. This monitor includes a built-in USB Hub
27″ External MonitorThinkVision P27h-20 27-inch 16:9 QHD Monitor with USB Type-C.
Inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C
61E9GAR6US$330 from Lenovo. This monitor is on 5-6 months backorder, it is recommended to cancel your order with Lenovo if you have not already done so. You may purchase any of the alternative 27″ monitors listed below.
27″ External MonitorLG 27BK750Y-B – LED monitor – Full HD (1080p) – 27″
Inputs: HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort
27BK750Y-B$309 from CDW-G. This monitor includes a built-in USB Hub
27″ External MonitorLG 27BK400H-B – LED monitor – Full HD (1080p) – 27″
Inputs: HDMI
27BK400H-B$210 from CDW-G. This Monitor does not include a built-in USB Hub
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Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Accessories

A/C Power Adapters for 14-inch & 16-inch MacBook Pro

To obtain a price quote for any power adapters and or charge cables for a university-owned Apple MacBook laptop please contact Lisa Stadler-Kay at lstadler@fdu.edu.

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Docking Stations
AccessoryDescriptionPart NumberCost
Single Monitor Docking Station or HubHYPER HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB Type-C Hub (Silver) – This model supports a single external monitor setup. One HDMI port supports video resolutions up to 4K at 30 Hz. Featuring three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 1 USB Type-C Power Delivery port, one ethernet port, and one 3.5mm audio jack, plus SD and microSD card readers.
Video Ports: 1 HDMI port with 4K video support
HD30F-SILVER$79.99 from B&H.com. This model is the preferred single monitor hub to purchase
Dual-Monitor Docking Station or HubHYPER HyperDrive Viper 10-in-2 USB Type-C Hub (Space Gray) – This model is essential for connecting up to two external monitors. Features three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one ethernet port, one 3.5mm audio jack, SD and microSD card readers, and USB Type-C with 60W of power delivery.
Video Ports: 2 HDMI
HD392-GRAY$109.99 from B&H.com. This model is the preferred dual-monitor hub to purchase
Single Monitor Docking Station or HubHYPER Hyperdrive 4-In-1 USB Type-C HubThis model supports a single external monitor setup. Supports a single 4K display at 60 Hz via the one HDMI port. Featuring two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports and one USB Type-C port to deliver up to 100W of pass-through power to your laptop or tablet.
Video Ports: 1 HDMI port with 4K video support
HD41$59.99 from B&H.com. This model does not contain an ethernet port
Single Monitor Docking Station or HubHYPER HyperDrive 5-Port USB Type-C Hub This model supports a single external monitor setup. Supports a single 3840 x 2160 resolution, 4K monitor at 60 Hz connection via the one HDMI port. Features two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one ethernet port, and one USB Type-C port to deliver up to 86W of power to your laptop or tablet.
Video Ports: 1 HDMI port with 4K video support
HDMB2$69.99 from B&H.com
Single Monitor Travel Hub or Docking StationLenovo Powered USB-C Travel Hub This model supports a single external monitor setup. Features one ethernet port, one USB Type-A port, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, and one USB-C power port.
Video Ports: 1 HDMI and 1 VGA port
4X90S92381$112.71 from CDW-G. Please contact CDW-G for availability
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Monitors
AccessoryDescriptionPart NumberCost
24″ External MonitorASUS ProArt PA247CV – LED monitor – Full HD (1080p) – 23.8″
Inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C
PA247CV$277.30 from CDW-G. This monitor includes a built-in USB Hub

You may also refer to the Lenovo PC Laptop Accessories – Monitors section above to make an external monitor choice selection for the Apple MacBook Pro.

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Accessories

USB Flash Drives

There are no IT requirements for purchasing USB flash drives. USB 3.0 is recommended. Users are reminded about adhering to the Written Information Security Program (WISP). No WISP-protected data may be placed on external devices without specific authorization as indicated in the policy.

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External Hard Drives

There are no IT requirements for purchasing external hard drives. USB 3.0 is recommended. Users are reminded about the Written Information Security Program (WISP). No WISP-protected data may be placed on external devices without specific authorization as indicated in the policy.

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Printers / Scanners

For a current list of approved printers and scanners, please reach out to the Purchasing Department. Please remember that most printers don’t have USB printer cables included upon purchase.

Note

While most modern printers support wireless connectivity, wireless printing capabilities may not be enabled on any printer without the explicit authorization of the Director of Networking.

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Purchasing

FDU Purchasing

To purchase any of the laptop accessories listed above, please submit a PO to the Purchasing Department. Users need to get a quote from either vendor through the contact information below. Please reference the item numbers from the attached quotes. Unless stated otherwise, the products listed are currently available. Prices may vary. Other University approved vendor reseller information and common products that departments may be interested in purchasing can be found by visiting:

Departments should consolidate orders as much as possible. There is no additional discount for quantity. Departments should designate the ‘ship to’ to their respective department. Vendors’ contact information is listed below.

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Sample Purchase Order (PO) Quotes

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View the Sample PO quotes to help guide you when obtaining your own quote prior to submitting to the Purchasing Department.

Lenovo:

Attn: Jeremiah Pope
Email: jpope@lenovo.com

SAMPLE Lenovo PO Quote

CDW-G:

Vinny Nariyani
Email: vinnnar@cdwg.com

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Joe Masulli
Email: joemasu@cdwg.com

SAMPLE CDW-G PO Quote

GovConnection, Inc.

Eric Hadler
Email: eric.hadler@connection.com

SAMPLE GovConnection, Inc. PO Quote

B&H Photo:

1-800-947-8003
newjersey@bandh.com

SAMPLE B&H PO Quote
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If you would like assistance in determining what monitor connection you are using, please contact the University Technical Assistance Center at (973)-443-8822 or by clicking the “Support” button at the top of this page.

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Technology Refresh Scheduling

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Computing Services welcomes you to schedule your technology refresh appointment. The refresh will be performed on-site at both the Florham and Metropolitan Campuses from Monday, February 14, 2022, through Friday, March 4, 2022. All faculty and staff with Apple MacBook laptops are required to schedule a refresh appointment.

Refresh appointments can be booked for and will occur at the following locations:

Florham Campus:

Metropolitan Campus:

While Computing Services is checking all scheduled appointments to ensure Code42 backup is installed and properly working, it is a great extra step for each individual to do the same, especially if requesting an appointment within a few days.

At the request of the Data Security Incident Response Team (DSIRT), Computing Services will be checking for WISP compliance. If an individual schedules an appointment and is not in compliance with our WISP policy, their appointment will be rejected and they will be notified to re-schedule their appointment once they have successfully completed the WISP course. Employees are required to take a short self-directed training course once every two years to ensure WISP information remains top of mind.

The WISP training, entitled Understanding the Written Information Security Program, can be found at:

To ensure a smooth appointment, Computing Services recommends the following:

  • Check and verify Code42 is installed and backing up your system (see the link below for: Review Code42 – Tutorial: Section 2 Part 4 Verifying a backup Progress .)
  • Back up all personal documents to an external drive.
  • Bring your mobile device with DUO Security application for DUO authentication processes.
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