Computing and Network Support


PC Lab Print Quotas

Background and Guidelines

Each Warner College of Natural Resources (Warner CNR) student pays a Charge for Technology (CFT) fee of $94.50/semester. These funds pay a portion of the cost of running the Warner CNR computer laboratories (computer hardware and software, printing services, student staff). How the money generated by these fees is spent is determined by the College's Computer Committee, which includes representatives from both faculty and students (student representatives on the Computer Committee are selected by the College Council).

There has been growing concern by both students and faculty on the Computer Committee over the ever rising cost of printing in the Warner CNR computer labs.  In 2004, WCNR students voted to place a quota system in place that would monitor and in effect, regulate the speed at which students could print in the labs after a certain threshold was exceeded. The committee developed the following guidelines, based on consumables cost (not including printers) of $0.02/page for black & white and $0.13 for color:

  • All students begin with 1300 print credits
  • Black & white printers charge 2 credits per page
  • Color printers charge 13 credits per page
  • All students will be given an additional 1300 credits on July 1 and January 1
  • Any credit amount not used is carried forward to the next semester
  • Increases of 500 credits are given when a printing account drops below 250 credits
How Will It Work?

A program will run each time you log into the lab computers which will display the printing credits available to you. You can click on the 'refresh' icon at any time to view your current available credit. When the balance on this 'account' drops below 250 credits, requests for an additional 500 credits can be made.

Request a print quota increase here

If you have comments or questions regarding this system, they should be directed to College Council Representatives or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .

Please note:
While this printing system was devised using actual printing costs as described above, no exchange of money is actually made, and "credits" cannot be redeemed. 
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WCNR Account Basics

You are eligible for a WCNR network account if:

  • you are a student, faculty or staff with a home department in the college
  • you are a student from another college taking a WCNR class
  • you are a sponsored affiliate of WCNR


You will need to request a WCNR network account if:

  • you will need access to the PC Labs
  • you will need access to college network resources such as network drives and printers
Network home directories (MyFiles) have a 30GB quota


Symantec AntiVirus is free for home use for faculty, staff and student personal computers and can be downloaded from the link below.  It is available for Windows and Mac OSX.  Windows Secure Shell (SSH), PkZip and IP Sentry are also available on the dowloads page.

Campus site-licensed software downloads

RAMtech provides a number of software packages at special savings to CSU students, faculty, and staff.

Getting an Email Account

All Colorado State University students, faculty, and staff are given a free email account with the creation of an eID. Visit the eID Web Site to create an eID.

Central Exchange Service for Faculty & Staff is the go-to source for information about the Exchange-based calendar for faculty and staff, mail/calendar clients and client access, tips & tricks for setting up, configuring, and getting the most out of Exchange 2010.

Google Apps for CSU

Undergraduate students, are given a Google Apps account during the EID account creation process. Faculty, staff, and graduate students can create a Google Apps account in addition to their main university email account, at

[  Additional information about campus email services  |  Login to Outlook Web App  |  Configure Your Email Client  ]

Visit CSU's Telecommunications website -
Voicemail Options (old analog voicemail recorders will not work with VoIP phones):
  1. Use the campus Microsoft Exchange voicemail system (there is a $3 monthly charge for this service)
  2. Forward your phone to a personal cell phone and use the voicemail that comes with your cell phone package.
    • Enter your cell phone number with 8 + area code (e.g. 8-970-123-4567) at in "Call Forwarding" options. NOTE: you can not forward to a long distance number.
  3. Create a Google Voice account and forward your phone to that account and use this for voicemail.

Hint: If you don't want to use any form of voicemail, but want to prevent callers from hearing the “This phone is not set up for voicemail” message, then change the call forwarding number of seconds to 60. That should deter anyone from thinking there is a voicemail box connected to the phone.

If you still have questions or need help, please contact Telecommunications by dialing “0” from on campus, or 970-491-1111 from off campus.

  1. To access the Warner CNR PC Lab software using the remote desktop application, you will first need to install and run CSU's VPN client, Pulse Connect. It is available at (under the "Pulse Connect Secure (VPN) Installers" heading).  Once installed, add a connection (like this) to and login using your eID.
To Connect (Windows PC):
  1. Go to Start, All Programs, Accessories and click on Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. For the computer name, type:
  3. Click on Show Options and then click on the Local Resources tab. Under Local devices and resources, click on More and check the box Drives. This will allow you to save to your local or homes drives.
  4. Click the Connect button at the bottom and when prompted for username and password, use CNRDOM\your-WCNR-username and WCNR password.
To Connect (Mac OSX):
  1. Download and install Microsoft's remote desktop client from
  2. Run the remote desktop client and connect to (like this).
  3. Options in the RDC -> Preferences menu will allow you to access local resources from your remote Windows session.
Get Connected

Install and run CSU's VPN client, Pulse Connect. It is available at (under the "Pulse Connect Secure (VPN) Installers" heading) and requires a simple configuration entry (like this).

Map Network Drive (Windows)
  • click on the "Net Connect" button after logging into the SSL VPN
  • Right-click "My Computer" and choose "Map network drive..."
  • network path:  \\\wcnr-network
  • Username: cnrdom\<WCNR username>
  • Password:  WCNR password
Map Network Drive (Mac OSX 10.7+)
  • click on the "Net Connect" button after logging into the SSL VPN
  • In Finder, click Go -> "Connect to Server..."
  • Server Address:  smb://
  • Username: cnrdom\<WCNR username>
  • Password:  WCNR password

Linux Desktop

Download the free NX Client (Windows) or CoRD (Mac), and then connect to   [  Configure NX Client  ]