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New Instructional Users: Getting Started

What Who When How
Instructional computer account student in EECS/CS major or course at the start of the semester UNIX and Windows "named" accounts:
  1. "named" accounts can be used for many EECS class assignments.   They are active for EE and CS majors until they graduate.   Non-majors in many classes are also eligible; their accounts expire at the end of the semester.
  2. A UNIX account and a Windows account will be created using the same login name.   The initial password for both will be on the account form.   The UNIX account includes an email address and a personal WEB site.
  3. Get one by logging in as 'newacct'   (passwd: 'newacct') on one of the Newacct Kiosks in 199 Cory, or over the net using 'ssh' to   'newacct' gives you instructions; typically your account form and password are emailed to you the next business day.
  4. If you do not have a UC Berkeley SID, you should submit an Account Request Form, signed by your instructor, to 378 Cory.   Then run 'newacct' after you have been approved.
  5. Users with pre-existing EECS research accounts must run 'newacct' once to obtain Instructional privileges before they can use Instructional computers and printers.   Please see
in lecture or lab section UNIX and Windows "class" accounts:
  1. "class" accounts have special features that are required for certain classes. They expire at the end of the semester.
  2. Some classes only get UNIX "class" accounts; others only get Windows "class" accounts.
  3. Get the account form from your instructor or TA.
  4. Login to for a summary of your instructional accounts and print quotas.

Cardkey access to labs student in EECS/CS major or course after getting a computer account
  1. Cardkeys are enabled automatically for the rooms your classes use.
  2. If not, visit 387 Soda (weekdays 8am-noon, 1pm-4:30pm)
  3. Bring your Student ID card
  4. Also see
Email accounts student in EECS/CS major or course after getting a computer account
  1. EECS Instructional UNIX accounts are also @imail.eecs email accounts;   use the WEB mail server or FireFox, Outlook, pine, etc (set them for IMAP with SSL); also see
  2. EECS grads and staff can get an @eecs or @cs mail alias; send email to postmaster@eecs;
  3. All UCB students and staff can get an @calmail email account; see or contact CalMail Consulting at 510-642-8500 (press 2 and then 1).   CalMail accounts are for email only, not for doing homework, etc
Network access from home or laptop all UCB students & employees after getting a CalNet ID
  1. Campus wireless:   see
  2. Remote logins to EECS:

About Other Computer Services in EECShttp://inst.EECS.Berkeley.EDU/~inst/resources.html

Sunday, January 18, 2015