COMPUTER ACCOUNT INFORMATION
As a faculty or staff member at the University of Michigan-Flint, you are issued a Uniqname, and three accounts: LAN (Local Area Network), Outlook email account, and UMICH (Ann Arbor or Kerberos). (A UM-Flint employee may request a permanent email account upon retirement.) These items grant you access to the various computing services offered by the University.
Banner accounts are issued as necessary for those who use Banner and Access Reports.
New faculty, staff, and student employees, please submit this online Faculty/Staff Computing Guide, and view the online Faculty Orientation Presentation.
A Uniqname is a general identifier used by UM-Flint. Your uniqname allows you to log in to your computer on campus, VPN from home, and also provides the first part of your email address. You will also be asked for your uniqname when requesting work tickets. Please contact the Helpdesk if you have forgotten or need assistance with your uniqname.
If you need assistance with changing any of the following passwords (LAN, Outlook, Ann Arbor [or Kerberos], or Banner), please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 766-6804 or stop by the HelpDesk in 206 MSB or 3174 WSW.
UM-Flint faculty and staff must change their LAN and Banner computer passwords every 90 days. For more information, please consult the Password Policy.
LAN Passwords are used in conjunction with your uniqname to grant access to computing services on campus. To change your LAN password, please see this article.
LAN passwords are also used to access your email. You may access your email either on campus or from home using the Outlook application or OutlookWeb. For detailed information about installing and using Outlook, please consult our Outlook Web site. Password change information can be found in the Outlook FAQ section.
Ann Arbor Passwords (also known as Kerberos passwords) are used to access various university services when used with your email@example.com. Ann Arbor passwords are also used to gain access to Wolverine Access, M-Pathways, M-Marketsite, some Library resources, Spruce accounts, and U-M Online Directory entries.
To change your Ann Arbor (Kerberos) password, please see this article. If you need assistance resetting your Ann Arbor password, bring picture identification to the ITS Helpdesk in 206 MSB or 3174 WSW.
Banner Passwords grant you access to Banner, UM-Flint's administrative data system. Please see this article to change your Banner password.
Email Addresses for UM-Flint employees are as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may access your email either on campus or from home using web-based email by typing http://email.umflint.edu in the browser (Internet Explorer 6 or higher recommended). For instructions on how to use Outlook Web Access, please see the Helpdesk website located atwww.umflint.edu/helpdesk. For detailed information about installing and using Outlook, please consult the Email Support Center.
The supported software for employee email is Microsoft Outlook (Windows or Mac). For instructions on how to configure any of these programs please visit the Helpdesk website located atwww.umflint.edu/helpdesk.
Outlook Mailbox storage capacity for faculty and staff follows these guidelines:
- Max Mailbox Size is 9 GB
- Mailbox warning at 8945 MB
- Can't send at 9048 MB
- Can't send or receive at 9355 MB
NOTE: Messages left in your Deleted Items folder will be automatically deleted after 30 days.
Email Lists (List Serves) can be created to allow you to contact many people at once via email. These groups can include students of a particular course, employees of a department, or members of a club. Please view the Email List Form.
PERSONAL AND DEPARTMENT DIRECTORIES
Personal directories (also known as H: Drives) are available for saving data on the campus server. Each UM-Flint employee is allotted 500 MB of space (view Server Policy for more information). Personal directories can be accessed by you when you are logged in to a computer on campus. You can identify your H: Drive in the list of directories on the computer, because it begins with your uniqname.
Within the Homedrive directory, faculty and staff will now find a folder called "homepage" which can be used to house personal web pages. There is an online gallery to showcase these web sites. Please visit the Homepage Gallery for more information. You can now create a blog at http://blogs.umflint.edu, which can also be listed in the gallery.
Departmental directories (also known as I: Drives) work in much the same way. The main difference is that I: Drives are accessible by any employee in your department with rights to the departmental directory. Up to 5 Gig is available to each department free of charge. More space can be allotted for a fee.
Both of these directories can be accessed from home using a VPN connection. See this article (both Mac and Windows machines) for more information, please see the ITS Server Usage Policies.
To help protect your privacy by keeping your social security number confidential, UM-Flint has issued identification numbers, called the UMID, for all students and employees. The UMID is a universal number used by all UM campuses and is sometimes referred to as the EMPL ID. If you are employed by the University, this number is also used for your payroll records. You should try to memorize this number so that you can use it to login to SIS and provide it to faculty and staff who may be assisting you. If you have additional questions, you may call the Office of the Registrar at (810) 762-3344.
Please refer to the Work Tickets section for more information.