Information about your new or reimaged computer 10/8/07
IF THIS IS A LAPTOP COMPUTER, YOU MUST CONNECT TO THE BETHEL
NETWORK AND LOG IN TO THE BETHEL52 DOMAIN AT LEAST ONCE
FOR THE SYSTEM TO WORK PROPERLY
If you do not, your applications will not work!
This computer has the standard Bethel software preinstalled:
Microsoft Office 2003 Standard Edition
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Windows Media Player
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Roxio CD Creator
Any other software installation is your responsibility. It will not be supported by district
technology staff and may be removed by tech staff if necessary to return the system to
To configure Outlook for your use:
1) Go to START – MICROSOFT OFFICE OUTLOOK.
If a window pops up telling you “The name could not be matched to a name in the
address list” click OK. In the next window replace genericwhs in the Mailbox field with
your username, click OK, and proceed to step 6. Otherwise continue with step 2.
2) It will automatically install some files and then take you to the Outlook 2003 Startup
Window. Click NEXT.
3) In the Account Configuration window, select YES then NEXT.
4) In the E-mail Accounts window select MICROSOFT EXCHANGE SERVER then
5) In the next E-mail Accounts window, enter mail2k3 for Microsoft Exchange Server,
and your username (jdoe) for username. Click NEXT, then FINISH. It will take several
minutes to synch with the server.
6) TO MAKE OUTLOOK RUN FASTER:
1) With Outlook open, go to the Menu Bar and select TOOLS, then OPTIONS.
2) Click on the Email Options Button. Check the box for “Read all standard mail in
plain text”. Click OK.
3) Click the Mail Format tab and change the “Compose in this message format” pull
down menu to Rich Text. Uncheck the “Use Microsoft Office Word to edit email
messages”. Click OK.
To connect to a network printer, go to the Bethel Home Page, click on the Printers link
and follow the simple instructions you will find there.
Stand alone non networked printers are NOT supported by the district.
Navigating to your network folder
1) Open My Computer
2) You will see a drive P: this points to your network folder.
TO KEEP YOUR COMPUTER WORKING PROPERLY:
1) ALWAYS shut it off at the end of the day. Go to Start, Shut Down, select Shut Down then click on
OK. Turn off the power to the monitor, also.
2) SAVE your files to the My Documents folder, rather than the desktop. This is the default location
where documents are saved. Storing them here will make them easier to find, and in the event of a problem
with your system, more likely to be recoverable.
3) NEVER reply to any unsolicited email (spam). Most is bogus, and by replying you are only telling
them that they have hit an active email address, which causes you to get even more. The best option is to
delete it without opening it.
4) NEVER open any email attachments from an unknown source, and be very wary of attachments
even from persons you know. Many computer viruses propagate by sending themselves to everybody listed
in the address book of an infected computer.
5) NEVER click on a pop up ad on a web page. You run the possibility of having rogue programs
installed on your computer, which can crash, lockup or otherwise cause you great trouble.
6) BE cautious about what you install. Download managers, speed enhancers, pop up blockers,
antivirus and spyware checkers, searchbars, toolbars, browser helpers, file sharing programs and firewalls
can cause you great trouble, prevent your system from working properly, and cause disruption and
slowdown of the Bethel network.