If you are a new student at MIIS wondering how to access your MIIS email, this article will show you how simple and easy it is!
1. Always go to mail.middlebury.edu to log into your MIIS email account.
2. Under “User name,” enter your MIIS username (i.e. alicep). Do not enter a full MIIS email address (i.e. email@example.com). Under “Password,” simply put in your MIIS email password. If you haven’t set up (or completely forgot) your password yet, click here to read instructions on how to activate (or reset) yours.
3. When you successfully log into your MIIS email account for the first time, it will ask you to choose a time zone. We are in Pacific Time Zone (UTC-7).
You have enough to worry about as a new student on campus, and using your computer should not be one of them. If you feel that your computer skills are insufficient or you find yourself struggling in your courses to keep up, Lynda online courses are a great way to build your computer skills.
To access Lynda courses, visit go.middlebury.edu/lynda and log in with your Middlebury Network account. While you are here, you will have access to unlimited Lynda courses.
Mac OS X
And if you’re interested in learning the differences between Mac and Windows:
1. Log into Papercut and find the “Recent Print Jobs” tab.
2. Under Status, select “Request Refund”
3. Enter a Reason for Request and click “Send”
We try to process refunds on a monthly basis.
Contact the MIIS Helpdesk if you have problems with your refund.
- Click the Wireless Network Connection icon on the Taskbar. The Wireless Network Connection Status dialog box opens.
- Click Open Network and Sharing Center.
- Click Manage wireless networks.
- On the next screen click Add.
- Click Manually create a network profile.
- Under Information for the wireless network you want to add
- Enter miis into the Network name field.
- Select WPA2-‐Enterprise in the Security type dropdown menu.
- Select AES in the Encryption type dropdown menu.
- Check to select Start this connection automatically.
- Click Next.
- Click Change connection settings.
- The Connection tab should look like this:
- Click on the Security tab, then Settings.
- Uncheck Validate server certificate, then click the Configure button.
- Uncheck the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) checkbox. Finally click OK.
- Click OK to close Protected EAP Properties.
- In the Security tab, click on Advanced Settings.
- Check Specify Authentication mode and choose User Authentication. Click OK.
- Click OK to close miis Wireless Network properties.
- Click Close to complete the setup.
Once you have completed the configuration steps in the above section, you should be able to see a bubble pop up in the lower right hand corner of your task bar. You can then follow the below steps to connect to the network.
- Click on the bubble Additional information is required to connect to miis prompted in your task bar.
- A network dialog box will appear. Enter your username and password (same as your email account). And then click OK.
You should now be connected to the miis network!
Most of the time, to use the MIIS wireless network, all you need to do is the following:
- Click on the AirPort icon on the right end of the menu bar at the top of your screen.
- Select “miis” from the list.
- Enter your MIIS username and password (same as your email account), then click OK.
- Click Apply to save all changes
However, if the above procedure does not work for you, follow the steps below.
- Click on Airport icon on right-upper toolbar.
- From the drop-down menu, select Join Other Network
- Type miis in the Network Name field.
- Select WPA Enterprise or WPA2 Enterprise from the Security drop-down menu.
- Enter your network username and password (the same as your email account) in the User Name and Password fields, respectively.
- Click on Remember this network check-box.
- Click on Join to join the network.
Most of the time to use the MIIS wireless network, all you need to do is the following:
- On the home screen, press Settings
- On the left side of the following screen, press Wi-Fi
- Under choose a Network… select “miis“.
- Enter your MIIS account name and password (same as your email username and password), then press Join.
- If you are prompted to accept a certificate, press Continue or Accept
However, if the above procedure does not work, follow the steps below.
- On the home screen, press Settings.
- On the left of the following screen press Wi-Fi.
- On the right side press Other…
- On the next screen, enter “miis” in the Name field, then press Security.
- Choose WPA2 Enterprise or WPA Enterprise, then press other network…
- Enter your MIIS username and password (same as your email username and password), then press Join.
- When prompted, press Accept or Continue.
You can use Parallels, VMWare, Bootcamp or VirtualBox to run Windows on your Mac. This tutorial was written for VirtualBox, since it’s free and you don’t have to reboot your computer to access Windows (with Bootcamp you choose which OS you want to load at startup).
Before you do anything else, you must purchase a Windows 7 license. You can purchase a license from various sources, but the best price locally is at PC People (831-649-5900, 534 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA. 93940). As of August 2014, they are charging about $115 and will give you a discount if you mention that you are a student at MIIS. You can also purchase a license on Amazon, search for “Windows 7 Home Premium.” The OEM version should work fine. Choose 64-bit if your Mac is running Lion (10.7) or newer, 32-bit if your host Mac is running Snow Leopard (10.6).
This tutorial assumes you have already acquired a Windows installation DVD, and that you have access to the internet. If your Mac does not have an optical drive, you can purchase an external one, or borrow one from a classmate.
1) Download VirtualBox
Save the DMG to a location on your computer where you will be able to find it (Downloads, Desktop, etc.). If you are on a Mac, you need the version for “OS X hosts”:
2) Install VirtualBox
VirtualBox must be installed before it can be used. When you mount the DMG, you must then run the VirtualBox installer, which will place VirtualBox into your Applications folder.
3) Create your Virtual Machine (VM)
- When you run VirtualBox for the first time, there will be no virtual machines (VMs) installed.
- Click New in the toolbar, which will launch the New Virtual Machine Wizard.
- Give your VM a name such as “Windows 7”.
- Select “Windows” as the operating system, and “Windows 7 (64 bit)” as the version.
Click “Continue”.VirtualBox recommends 512 MB for a Windows 7 VM, but if you have more than 2 GB of ram on your computer, you can give your VM more ram for better performance. To check to see how much memory you have, go to the Apple menu in the upper left and choose “About This Mac”. If you have 2 GB, which is standard on a lot of Mac, stick with 512 MB.
- Next you must configure a hard disk for your VM to use. The default settings are fine: “Start-up Disk” and “Create new hard disk” are selected. Click “Continue”.
Make sure “VDI” is selected as the type of virtual disk. Click “Continue”. Make sure “Dynamically allocated” is selected. Click “Continue”.
- The default file size of the hard disk is 25 GB, which is fine since you will not be storing files on your VM. Click “Continue”.
- You will be presented with a summary. Note the location of your VDI file. Usually they will be created in your user folder in a folder called “VirtualBox VMs”. Do not rename, move or modify the VirtualBox VMs folder, or the VDI file contained within it.
- Click “Create” if the summary appears correct. You will now be taken back to the Virtual Machine Manager, which will no longer be empty. You should see the VM you created, and it should be “Powered Off”. Your VM is a computer within a computer, which means it must be started and shut down like a normal computer (it also means it can get viruses so be careful).
5) Install Windows
- Click the green “Start” arrow.
You will see a warning that “Auto capture keyboard” is turned on. What is important to note on this screen is the host key, which is set to Left Command key. Use this key to “release” the mouse and keyboard from the VM to switch back to your Mac. You will need to do this if your mouse and keyboard appear to be “stuck” in the VM, meaning you can’t move the mouse out of the VM. Normally after Windows installed, you can simply move your mouse out of the VM window and it will be back on your Mac side.
- Since you haven’t yet installed Windows, you will be taken into the “First Run Wizard”, which will help you install Windows.
Click “Continue” to get started.
- Make sure the Windows 7 installation media is inserted in your computer. Select the installation media in the drop down list and select “Continue”. If your computer does not have a CD/DVD drive, you may install an OS from disk media by clicking the folder browser icon (to the right below). Navigate to an installation image – DMG, ISO, CDR, DMG and select “Open”.
- If you have successfully selected your installation media, you will be presented with a Summary screen. Verify that the information is correct and select “Start”.
- Your VM should start for the first time. It will boot like a normal computer, but in a window on your Mac. You may get the Virtual Machine host key warning again, select “Do not show this message again” and then “Capture”. You must remember your host key, which defaults to the left Command key.
- Now you are in the Windows 7 installer. Follow the on-screen instructions, the default settings should be fine. One screen that is a little confusing is the “Upgrade” or “Custom” installation. Since this is a new VM, there is nothing to upgrade, so Custom would be the most logical choice.
Your VM may reboot a few times as Windows in installed, but most of your time will be spent watching your screen, so this would be a good time to get up and walk around.
6) Configure a Shared Folder
Before you can actually use your new VM, you will need to enable a shared folder. This folder is used to access files on your Mac from your VM. If you don’t have a shared folder, then your VM will be landlocked, meaning you won’t be able to get files on or off (you could theoretically use a USB key). To configure a shared folder, your VM must be powered off.
- In your VM configuration window, scroll down to the Shared Folders section. Clicking this heading will open the shared folders Window.
- Click the “Add a new shared folder definition” button to add a share.
- Click the down arrow in the folder path box and select “Other…”. Navigate to a folder on your Mac, such as your Desktop or your Documents folder. Once you have chosen your folder, click “Choose”.
- The folder name will automatically populate the “Folder Name” box, but you can change it should you wish. Make sure “Read-only” is not checked, and that “Auto-mount” is checked.
7) Guest Additions
Start up your VM, when it is finished booting and you have added a user account, your final step is to install some software that VirtualBox will use to make using your VM perform a little better. From the “Devices” menu, select “Install Guest Additions”.
8) Use your VM!
You have now successfully installed VirtualBox and Windows. You may now install other software that you will need for courses. If you insert a CD or DVD into your computer, you may use it in your VM. You can also install software you download from the internet. Usually installation software ends with the extension .exe. These files can safely be downloaded on your Mac to be used in your VM. Your Mac will ignore them since .exe files are not compatible.
You will need to have Office on either your Mac or PC. Some software may require Office to be installed on Windows.
If you have any questions, please refer to the VirtualBox user manual: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html
If you need help using Windows, campus IT support may be able to help you.
For the best results, we recommend that you update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to the latest iOS. At this time, the latest is iOS 8. For more information on updating your Apple products, please refer to its support article.
Following the steps below will help you set up your MIIS email on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. We have included screenshots from setup on an iPad, but the process is the same for the other two devices.
2. Select “Mail, Contacts, Calendars.”
5. Enter your MIIS email address and password. (Tip: you can also use @middlebury.edu for your email address. Use @middlebury.edu if you encounter setup issues) For description, enter a name for your account to be displayed in your mailbox. We recommend using “MIIS”
8. Hit “Next,” and you will have the option of selecting which items you would like to sync to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Select as many as you would like. **Unless you keep an up-to-date list of contacts in Outlook, you should not synchronize contacts because your existing contacts on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch will be deleted. The same goes for your calendar. If you use your device’s calendar to organize your schedule, you should not synchronize your calendar.
Thank you for reading! If you have any further questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 647-6656, or come visit us on campus in Casa Fuente 320.