CSE Documentation and FAQ

This site is the local knowledgebase for all CSE Computer systems, teaching labs and policies.

For general Program, Enrolment, Deferment, and CSE Course related issues, visit Engineering Student Support Services.

If you can't find what you're looking for here, or if anything IT related needs our attention, please let us know.

Working from home

For students and tutors
Uploading and downloading files from CSE
Sharing a VLAB session
For course administrators
Accessing course accounts
For admin staff
Connecting to shared drives

IT: The Basics

Shortcut links
UNSW Central Services
Your zID and zPasszPass affected systems
Connecting to WiFi
Reading emailOutlook Web App
Printing from CSE teaching labs computers or your laptopRecharge your print credit
CSE Services
Using Linux at CSE
Connecting to your CSE Home Folder and managing Disk Quotas
Licensed software at CSEMicrosoft webstore, VMWare IT Academy
CSE Computers
Our Teaching Laboratories and a Map. Lab Timetable, Unoccupied computers
Videos on how to use CSE computers — YouTube Channel
Lab Usage GuidelinesICT Policy
VLAB virtual labs - Quick setup and Technical details
Common questions
It says I'm over disk quota - what do I do?
I deleted some files in my home directory - can I get them back?
Getting Help
Technical Support at CSE
CSE Student Services

For Postgrads, Researchers, Academic and Professional Staff

UNSW Central Services
Staff Printing and Commercial PrintingChange your Print Service PIN
Booking a room in K17
UNSW Branding hub Branding Guide (pdf) Writing Style Guide (pdf)
CSE Services
Short-term laptop loans
Poster Printing
Getting a CSE computer - Standard modelsNew computer request form
Connecting to the CSE wired networkNew host connection request: webform; CSE VPN
Enrol your (new) Mac in the UNSW Self Service App
Backing up your data and keeping your computer secureAntivirus: Symantec@UNSW
Taking CSE/UNSW equipment off-campusCSE Equipment: loan form
Keeping your old computerAsset transfer: request form

For Academic and Professional Staff

UNSW Central Services
New person at UNSW ?OSA02 Contractor/Visiting Academic hire form
Licensed software at CSEwebstores: Adobe
Engineering Faculty Services
ENGineering Help one-stop-shop
CSE Services
New-Person at CSE ?CSE new-person: webform

What's New

See the CSE Changes Archive
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A3 and Poster Printers printing, a1, a2, a3, poster
AARNET CloudStor cloud, storage
Accessing shared drives remotely shared, drives, OneUNSW, VPN
Accessing Your Files home, directory, homedir, files, fileserver, sftp, upload, download
Account backups account, backups
Account Classes and Groups account, group, class, expiring, expiry
Account Disabled account, disabled, permitted
Account expiry account, expiring
Account names account, username
Account not backed up account, backup, treemax, buff, limit
Accounts Overview account
Alumni Accounts account, alumni, email
Backing Up Your Data backup, lost, data
Book a room on Office365 book, booking, room, myCSE, Office365
Borrow A Laptop loan, laptop, macbook, borrow, conference
Calendar calendar
CGI scripts CGI, php, scripts, web, htaccess
Changes Archive
Cluster computing cluster, computing
Computers Provided by CSE computer, desktop, laptop, workstation, order, new
Converting files to and from postscript convert, pdf, ps, postscript, latex
Course groups course, group
Courtesy and Collaboration Accounts account, expiry, courtesy, collaboration, thesis
Creating a website html, web, url
Credit Card Payments
Cron jobs cron
CSE lab map laboratory, map, location
CSE Wired Network wired, network, DHCP, dns
Disk Quota disk, quota, space
Displaying Postscript and PDF files postscript, pdf
Dual Boot
Extra disk space disk, extra, quota
File permissions file, permissions, share, group, access
Firewall Firewall
Fluxbox fluxbox
General Mail Lists email, mail, lists, seco, eco
Getting a zID zID, guests, OSA, OSA02
Getting help help
Getting Software software, azure, imagine, msdnaa, office, windows, vmware
Gitosis git, gitosis
Group accounts account, group
Hosting services hosting, web, virtualhost, domain
Install an X server
Installing Windows Or Linux on your PC
Licence Servers licence, licensing, lm
Logging In With SSH
Login problems account, password, login, disabled
Macbook Setup Macbook, setup
Mailing lists lists, email, mail
Managed Print Service at CSE printing, printer, mps, fuji, xerox, toshiba, recharge, PIN
Mathematica mathematica
Matlab matlab, license
Microsoft Imagine and ELMS Microsoft, Imagine, DreamSpark, ELMS, MSDNAA
Mlalias alias, email, forwarding, lists, mlalias, redirecting
myAccess myAccess, aaa, citrix, software
New Person Form webform, visitor, new, person
Opening Shared Calendars in Apple Calendar calendar
OpenVPN VPN, openvpn, network, wireless
OpenVPN on IOS
Out of paper printing, paper, toner
Personal domain domain, web, htaccess
Poster Printing printing, a1, a2, poster, conference
Really quick guide to VLAB
Redirecting mail email, redirecting
Redirecting root email redirecting, root, email
Remote machine access remote, ssh, laboratory
Resources at CSE common, resources
Restoring files from backup backup, delete, restore, tkrestore
Restricting web access authorised, https, restricting, security, web, htaccess
Robots txt file robots, web
Running Tomcat
Running your computer selfadmin, linux, windows, network, printing
Scratch space scratch, storage
Secure file permissions file, permissions, security
Security Cameras security, webcam, camera, monitoring
Self admin backups backup, feldman, selfadmin
Setting up Cyberduck cyberduck, upload, download, sftp, ssh, home, homedir, files
SSH authorized keys for course class accounts SSH, class_accounts, authorized_keys
SSH Keys SSH, PuTTY, cyberduck, public, private, keys, course, shared
SSL Certificates SSL, certificate
Staff accounts staff, account, exchange, visitor, casual
Storing Files
Student accounts account, student, regz, tor
Swipe card access swipe, card, access, laboratory
Test CGI Server
The Enrol Pageboy email, enrolment
Ubuntu ubuntu, linux, distro
Unipass unipass, password
Unix file permissions unix, file, permissions
UNSW Exchange Email Service Exchange, email, OWA
UNSW Letter Template CSE, letter, head, template, letterhead, LaTeX
UNSW Mobile Phones mobile, phone, optus, lost, sim
Uploading and Downloading Files from CSE
Uploading to course accounts upload, download, SSH, SFTP, course, public, key
USB storage on CSE Lab Computers USB, laboratory, storage_removable
User Firewall firewall, network, port
User managed groups group, account, priv, umg
Using IMAP IMAP, email
Using Linux At CSE
Vacation mail email, vacation, autoreply, outofoffice
Video conferencing video, conference, videoconference
Video Publishing Video, Online, Download
Video Recording
Vina cluster vina, cluster
Virtual aliases alias, email, lists, mlalias, virtual
VLAB - The technical details virtual, remote, vlab, vnc
VLAB shared sessions sharing, remote, vlab, support, session
VNC vnc, remote, ssh, X11, graphical
VPN VPN, wireless, OpenVPN, PPTP, Cisco
Window managers gnome, KDE, fluxbox, linux, laboratory
Windows windows
Windows Subsystem For Linux
WindowsLabSoftwareList windows, software, laboratory
Wireless Network uniwide, eduroam, wireless, wifi, network, guest
zPass Keeps Locking password, zpass, locked, disabled, unlock

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b: backup backups book booking borrow buff
c: calendar camera card casual certificate CGI Cisco citrix class class_accounts cloud cluster collaboration common computer computing conference convert course courtesy cron CSE cyberduck
d: data delete desktop DHCP directory disabled disk distro dns domain Download download DreamSpark drives
e: eco eduroam ELMS email enrolment Exchange exchange expiring expiry extra
f: feldman file files fileserver firewall Firewall fluxbox forwarding fuji
g: git gitosis gnome graphical group guest guests
h: head help home homedir hosting htaccess html https
i: Imagine imagine IMAP
k: KDE key keys
l: laboratory laptop LaTeX latex letter letterhead licence license licensing limit linux lists lm loan location locked login lost
m: Macbook macbook mail map mathematica matlab Microsoft mlalias mobile monitoring mps msdnaa MSDNAA myAccess myCSE
n: network new
o: office Office365 OneUNSW Online OpenVPN openvpn optus order OSA OSA02 outofoffice OWA
p: paper password pdf permissions permitted person phone php PIN port poster postscript PPTP printer printing priv private ps public PuTTY
q: quota
r: recharge redirecting regz remote resources restore restricting robots room root
s: scratch scripts seco security selfadmin session setup sftp SFTP share shared sharing sim software space SSH ssh SSL staff storage storage_removable student support swipe
t: template thesis tkrestore toner tor toshiba treemax
u: ubuntu umg unipass uniwide unix unlock upload url USB username
v: vacation Video video videoconference vina virtual virtualhost visitor vlab vmware vnc VPN
w: web webcam webform wifi windows wired wireless workstation
x: X11 xerox
z: zID zpass