Computing Support:


Help Desk Hours:


Monday through Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Spring Break, Fall Break and Winter Break: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Summer hours: 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Closed on weekends and when the university is closed.

General Support:


Use our online help desk form.

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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

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.

OFFICE 365 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

Visit CSU’s Telecommunications website –                                                                                                        [Printer friendly guide]

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)

  • submit a service order for this at
  • change the ring time before going to voicemail at in “Call Forwarding” options
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.
  • visit for more information

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.


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, Junos Pulse. That is available at (under the “SSL Gateway” 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 colostate\your-eid and eid 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. That is available at (under the “Pulse Connect Secure Gateway” heading).

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: COLOSTATE\<your eUsername>
  • Password:  <your ePassword>

Map Network Drive (Mac OSX 10.10+)

  • click on the “Net Connect” button after logging into the SSL VPN
  • In Finder, click Go -> “Connect to Server…”
  • Server Address:  smb://COLOSTATE;<ename>
  • Username: COLOSTATE\<your eUsername>
  • Password:  <your ePassword>

Linux SSH

Download the free PuTTY client (Windows) or use terminal (Mac), and then connect to  For further instructions please see our KB-FAQ.