Technology News

No Student Printing Saturday, Feb. 6

Student printing in the Law Library will not be available Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010.  Beginning Friday night, the I.T. staff will replace the hard drives in the server that manages student printing.  This process is expected to also take up all of Saturday.  The computer labs will be open as usual, and Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis printing will not be affected.

Library's Basement & Lab Re-Open

The law library's basement and basement lab have finally re-opened after having incurred severe damage during the August 2009 floods.

New Year, New Technologies

Welcome back.  The new year brings some important technology changes for students.

Goodbye, Lawnet; Hello, Active Directory

Lawnet is now dead for students.  Students must use their ULink credentials now to log on to Law Library lab computers and to connect to their storage space on the file server and to the laptop printer.  Come see the IT staff for assistance connecting to the file server and laptop printer.

New Wireless Network

At the end of last semester, University IT installed a brand new wireless network in the law school building, replacing the 19 access points we had with 53 new ones, covering the entire building.  Other than being faster, more reliable and generally awesome, the new network should be transparent to students.  However, if you have connection problems, come see the IT staff.  Some students with Windows XP computers may experience problems.

Lawnet Is Dead (for Students)

Lawnet no longer exists for students.  The IT staff has moved all Law Library lab computers and student organization office computers to the University's Windows Active Directory (AD) domain and moved all students' and student organizations' files to a new Windows file server.  What does this mean for you?

  1. Students must now use their ULink user name and password to log on to lab and student orffice computers, as well as the wireless network and other University-provided resources.  If you mistype your password or use the wrong one three times, your ULink account will lock, and the law school IT staff cannot unlock.  You will have to contact the University HelpDesk.
  2. Students' laptops will no longer connect, as is, to the School of Law's file server and laptop printer.  Beginning Monday, January 4, 2010, students must come by the IT offices to reconnect their laptops to the server and printer.
Also, it is too soon to announce a firm "go live" date, but early in the Spring 2010 semester, University IT will launch a new, high-speed wireless network in the School of Law.  The new wireless network will have nearly three times as many access points as the existing network, which should mean greater coverage and few, if any, drop-outs.  Additionally, the entire building will be covered.  Some configuration changes may need to be made to some students' laptops to connect to the new wireless network.

End of Lawnet for Students

Following Fall 2009 final exams, the IT staff will complete the migration of law student computing from Lawnet, the law school's internal computer network, to the University's new Windows Active Directory (AD) domain.  The first phase of the process, changing the law school's Web site authentication from Lawnet to ULink, was completed during the past summer.  The final two phases will consist of:

  1. Moving Law Library lab and student organization office computers and printers to AD, and
  2. Connecting students' laptops to the file server and printer under AD.

The timeline for the next phase is as follows:

Friday, Dec. 11, 6:00 PM

Disable Lawnet access for all students, which will make logging on to any lab or student office computer impossible. In addition, connecting to the file server or laptop printer from any student's laptop will also be impossible.  However, this will NOT affect students' ability to log in to any resource that already uses ULink authentication, including the law school's Web site, GroupWise, ULink and the wireless network.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-13

Copy all students' and student organizations' files from the current file server to a new Windows file server.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 14-16

Remove all first floor lab and student organization office computers from Lawnet and add them to Active Directory.

 

In effect, students' Lawnet accounts will no longer be active after 6:00 PM, Friday, Dec. 11.  Beginning Thursday, Dec. 17, students must use their ULink credentials to log on to any computer resource at the law school.   The intervening five days will be a blackout period.

Also please note that we will not make the file server or laptop printer available again for any student until we return for the Spring 2010 semester on January 4th.  This will be the third and final phase of the AD migration for students.

Exam4 Practice Test Confirmations

The confirmation e-mail has been sent to all students who successfully submitted an Exam4 practice test before the 6:00 PM deadline on Friday, November 20.  Students who did not receive the confirmation e-mail will be refused technical assistance with Exam4 during finals should they attempt to use it and experience difficulties.

Exam4 Practice Test Confirmations

The confirmation e-mail has been sent to all students who successfully submitted an Exam4 practice test before the 6:00 PM deadline on Friday, November 20.  Students who did not receive the confirmation e-mail will be refused technical assistance with Exam4 during finals should they attempt to use it and experience difficulties.

These Exam4 Practice Tests Are Wrong

If you submitted an Exam4 practice test under one of these names (below), you must submit a NEW ONE using your UofL user name (e.g. ldbran01), if you have not already done so, by 6:00 PM EST, Friday, November 20th.  The user name allows us to send a confirmation e-mail.  Anything else makes doing so somewhat impossible.

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  • ANDREAVETTER
  • JENNYWHITE

Reminder: Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is TODAY

Exam4 for Fall 2009 final exams is now available to all students.  Hardware and operating system requirements, and download and installation instructions, are posted at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-software-download.  Rather than downloading Exam4 directly from our Web site, you must now download it from Extegrity.  Exam4 is available for Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and Windows XP and Vista.  A Windows 7 version is not yet available, and Windows 7 will not be supported for exams until a certified version of Exam4 becomes available for it.

Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester (including 1Ls who used the previous version for Legal Research and/or Prof. Leibson's Torts I mid-term) must download and install the finals version of Exam4 AND properly take and submit a practice test by 6:00 PM EST, Friday, November 20.  A properly taken and submitted practice test identifies the student by his/her UofL user name (e.g., ldbran01) -- not by one's student ID number, or any other combination of letters or numerals.  To submit a practice test electronically, one must be on campus and connected to the University's wireless network.  The University's firewall prevents off-campus submission.

Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester and cannot comply with the practice test requirement by the deadline must contact the Associate Dean for Student Life before the deadline if he/she wishes to petition for an extension of the practice test deadline or exemption from the practice test requirement.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Any student who takes any exam on computer who: 1. has not properly taken and submitted a practice test, or 2. has not brought a USB flash drive to any exam, will be refused technical assistance by the IT staff, including, but not limited to, submitting a completed exam.

After the practice test deadline has passed, the IT staff will send an e-mail confirmation to each student who has properly and timely submitted a practice test.  In the meantime, you may check whether your practice test was received at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-tracker.  Any practice test listed on the Exam Tracker is presumptively o.k.

Reminder: Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Tomorrow

Exam4 for Fall 2009 final exams is now available to all students.  Hardware and operating system requirements, and download and installation instructions, are posted at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-software-download.  Rather than downloading Exam4 directly from our Web site, you must now download it from Extegrity.  Exam4 is available for Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and Windows XP and Vista.  A Windows 7 version is not yet available, and Windows 7 will not be supported for exams until a certified version of Exam4 becomes available for it.

Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester (including 1Ls who used the previous version for Legal Research and/or Prof. Leibson's Torts I mid-term) must download and install the finals version of Exam4 AND properly take and submit a practice test by 6:00 PM EST, Friday, November 20.  A properly taken and submitted practice test identifies the student by his/her UofL user name (e.g., ldbran01) -- not by one's student ID number, or any other combination of letters or numerals.  To submit a practice test electronically, one must be on campus and connected to the University's wireless network.  The University's firewall prevents off-campus submission.

Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester and cannot comply with the practice test requirement by the deadline must contact the Associate Dean for Student Life before the deadline if he/she wishes to petition for an extension of the practice test deadline or exemption from the practice test requirement.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Any student who takes any exam on computer who: 1. has not properly taken and submitted a practice test, or 2. has not brought a USB flash drive to any exam, will be refused technical assistance by the IT staff, including, but not limited to, submitting a completed exam.

After the practice test deadline has passed, the IT staff will send an e-mail confirmation to each student who has properly and timely submitted a practice test.  In the meantime, you may check whether your practice test was received at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-tracker.  Any practice test listed on the Exam Tracker is presumptively o.k.