Computing Resources in Physics Department
Campus wide Common Resources:
University provides some common IT resources that are administered by OIT http://www.princeton.edu/OIT Every person who joins the University, is automatically assigned a unique id called NetID http://kb.princeton.edu/5240) and given accounts http://kb.princeton.edu/9288 on the following servers:
Mail servers. Instructions on howto setup various mail client can be found at http://kb.princeton.edu/5088
Microsoft Windows Princeton domain.
Unix systems (hats.princeton.edu and azizona.princeton.edu)
The initial password on all these servers is a combination of a random string and user's SSN. All users must activate their account using instruction given in their welcome package sent to their home address, if you lost it, ask for a copy in the Department Manager's office, see: http://support.princeton.edu/oitsetup/. For startup help on howto access your unix account, shared file system, simple help on Unix see http://kb.princeton.edu/9660 For help, please call directly the OIT HelpDesk (609-258-HELP or email@example.com).
Apart from administering the above referred departmental computing resources, the departmental IT group can also help you in buying, setting up and administring linux, Windows or Mac systems. Contact us if you want to order and have the new machine setup before your arrival to Princeton. We can also help you with registration of your or visitor's laptops in the OIT Hostmaster.