Network, Email and Calendar Password Explained - Information Technology (IT) Department

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Network Password Is Required To Access The Network

The network connection allows you access to:

  • Network printer(s)
  • Netscape Communicator functions (Email, Web Browser & Calendar)
  • Your network folders


logon screen display
 

The "Enter Network Password" dialog box should only need you to fill in the password information

  • Enter your password
  • Click the "OK" button
  • If your password is accepted you will next see the Windows 9x desktop
  • If your password is not accepted you will see the below dialog box

  • - Click the "OK" button will allow you to use the computer without network capabilities

password error message screenshot

My password doesn’t work! (I forgot my password!) What do I do?
Submit a service request to Desktop Computer Support Helpdesk @ x7333.

  • Inform them that you have forgotten your password and would like a temporary password to login to the network
  • Your old password will be over written with a new temporary password, which they will provide you
  • Use the temporary login password right away and follow the password changing process on the next page

Note: A network password expires after 90 days


Password recommendations

Remember that Passwords are Case-Sensitive

  • Do Not write your Password down
  • Make it 6 to 8 characters long
  • Make a combination of capital and small letters and throw in at least one number
  • Do not make it an obvious word, such as your name, your spouse's name or the names of your children
  • Change your Password at least once per semester

The Password Changing Process

  • Left click the mouse button on the " Start" button located on the Task bar
  • Select the Settings command
  • Select the Control Panel submenu command
  • Release the mouse button

screen shot start menu launch

The Control Panel

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  • Place the mouse arrow over the Passwords icon (keys)
  • Left click the mouse button to select & proceed
    screenshot passwords properties

Use the Password Properties dialog box to "Change Windows Password"

  • Select the "Change Password" tab
  • Click the "Change Windows Password…" button to display the Change Windows Password Dialog Box

screenshot select password dialog box

  • Click the "Details>>" button to see this expanded view of the dialog box
  • Enter the temporary password in the "Old Password" text box
  • Enter your new password twice, once in the "New password" text box and again in the "Confirm new password" text box
  • Click "OK" button when you complete your entries


Caution: Remember the correct spelling of your Password and use this same Password for your email and to access the network calendar. Otherwise you will have to remember three different passwords.

After this initial setup you will enter the Password at startup and when accessing your email and network calendar.

A dialog box may say your Password is outdated

Don't worry. Now is the time to replace that old Password with a new one of your own choice, so Click OK.

If your password is outdated, another dialog box will appear with 3 fields

  • Old Password:
  • New Password:
  • Confirm New Password:

In the Old Password Field, there should be a string of ****** representing your old password. Tab to or click in the New Password field. Type your New Password. Tab to Confirm New Password field. Retype your newly made up Password. Click OK.

Password Is Required To Access Netscape Email & Calendar

Calendar

screenshot netscape calendar sign in


Entry Denied Dialog Box

screenshot netscape calendar sign in password incorrect

Messenger

screenshot password entry dialog box


Entry Denied Dialog Box

screenshot password entry denied dialog box


My password doesn’t work! (I forgot my password!) What do I do?

Contact either the Network System Administrator, Patrick Lane @ 7337 or the Helpdesk for Desktop Computers @ 7333.

  • Inform them that your password does not work and that you would like to have them overwrite and assign a temporary password to access email/calendar functions
  • The Helpdesk will over write your password with a new temporary password, which they will provide to you
  • Use the temporary login password right away and follow the Email password changing process on the next page

Changing Your Email / Calendar Password

  • Open Netscape; Communicator - Navigator (web browser)
  • In the "Go to:" text box type: https://mail.ohlone.edu/
  • Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard and your computer display should look very similar to the display below
  • In the Username and Password Required dialog box enter
    1. Your User name (first initial followed by your last name)
    2. The temporary password given to you by the Network System Administrator or the Helpdesk for Desktop Computers staff member
  • Click the "OK" button

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