Landscape Architecture and
Regional & Community Planning
Start of Semester 2013-2014
Hardware and software purchase requirements, work space selection, computer setup and important start of semester events are included in the Start of Semester 2013-2014 document.
Network Setup Instructions from Dereatha Cross
The 2013 - 2014 Network Setup is the same as it was last year as we are using the same Windows 7 operating system and the hardware requirements are close to also being the same.
There are six major tasks to complete.
Task 1: The Orientation.
Please watch the videos and read your departments documentation.
Task 2: Hardware Requirements.
Read and watch the videos to make sure your current or future purchase will meet the hardware requirements.
Task 3: Operating System
We are using Windows 7 this year to give manufacturers time to bring their products up to Windows 8.
Task 4: Folder Options
This section covers how to configure your windows to look like the demonstrator's windows.
Task 5: System Restore Image
This section covers how to create a system restore image so you can restore your computer back to this point if needed.
Task 6: Software Installation
Refer to your individual department's handouts or emailed information on what you need. Contact your department if you have questions on curriculum specific software.
Task 7: Network Setup
This will not be available until the night before classes start and you will not be able to do this task until your computer arrives on campus.
Leaving Campus procedures:
This is available for those who are doing summer intersession and have not yet completed these produces. These procedures need to be completed before you leave campus and before you do the network setup for this year.
We will post answers to your FAQs related to hardware and software as we receive them:
1. "...will the subscription give us CS6 or something greater than CS5...?"
Required. Please read your required software list in the Start of Semester 2013-2014 document. We anticipate continued requirement of this software list realizing that both software and hardware needs in design education change rapidly.
Is it on KSOL somewhere or do I go through Dell?"