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New system could resolve computer problems


Logging into the school’s computer system may be easier come August as the Novell login system on school computers will be replaced this summer.

“I think that their hands were tied with some of the issues using Novell,” technologies teacher Ray Cooper said. “I think they’re going to Active Server, which I think is a microsoft product, and it’s more prominent in the industry, and there’s more support for it.”

While students and staff experienced many problems with the current system, the most common was not being able to log on to the computers.

“I don’t know all the intricacies or all the issues, but I know that some of the issues that we’ve had this year were maybe with viruses and network drives,” Cooper said. “And I know in my lab I’ve experienced delays in logins, or not even being able to login.”

Being consistently unable to login caused problems for students who needed access to their work on school computers.

“Usually when I have problems logging in, it’s just to get files and all that stuff from SchoolTown,” junior Phi Phan said. “So when I can’t get into my account, I can’t get into SchoolTown. And usually it’s the day something is due.”

Technical delays this year have often kept students from completing their assignments.

“I tried logging in to do my work, as a typical day would be, and it just said I was logged in somewhere else, even though I didn’t log in anywhere that day,” junior Reed Walsted said. “I couldn’t get work done for my class, and it made me upset.”

Despite the problems that have occurred, staff members are hopeful that a new program will eliminate login issues.

“My understanding of it is that with some of the issues that we’ve experienced the past year, I think if we had been on Active Server, that they would have been able to take care of the issues, and that they will next year,” Cooper said.

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    EMay 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Now that’s news!!!