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Notes and known issues for PennConnect 2013 (Spring PC2012-2)

Certain applications not installed by default

Terminal applications, chat, and e-mail clients are not installed as part of the default suite. This is an intentional design decision. You can install these applications with a Custom installation. From the starting Interface screen, click Custom. Click the appropriate button for the software application you wish to install.

FTP applications and media players

Due to licensing limitations, FTP applications are not included on this disc. You can find download links to these applications at Penn's Supported Products page:
http://www.upenn.edu/computing/product/

Also, media players are not included on this disc. You can find download links to supported media players at Penn's Supported Media Players page:
http://www.upenn.edu/computing/product/specs/mediaplayers.html

Wired ethernet cable and wireless connections

Before using the PennConnect DVD, if you intend to use only wirelesss (Wi-Fi) to connect to the internet, please disconnect your wired ethernet cable. Otherwise, the XpressConnect wireless configuration utility may not configure your computer properly for AirPennNet.

Windows

While auto-launching of the PennConnect interface is supported in Windows upon insertion of the disc, users need to manually launch the PennConnect interface after a reboot. From the Windows Start menu, choose My Computer and then double-click the PennConnect 2013 icon.

The installers for Penn's supported applications are designed to preserve existing application settings. Nonetheless, it is strongly suggested that you back up any local files such as browser bookmark files, local copies of email folders, address books, and other preferences prior to starting installation.

OS X

To launch PennConnect, double-click the PennConnect 2013 DVD icon on your desktop, and then double-click the PennConnect icon.

The installers for Penn's supported applications are designed to preserve existing application settings. Nonetheless, it is strongly suggested that you back up any local files such as browser bookmark files, local copies of email folders, address books, and other preferences prior to starting installation.

Known application issues

  • Download Insight messages may appear from Symantec Endpoint Protection for firefox.msi (Windows only)
    Symantec Endpoint Protection may flag the PennConnect "firefox.msi" installer during the installation of Firefox. This may be experienced by some, though not all, Windows users (for example, Windows Vista). You may choose "Allow this file" to safely allow the installation of Firefox.

  • New incremental version available for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 (OS X only)
    For the latest incremental release version of SEP 12.1.2 for OS X, download from the supported products page at:
    http://www.upenn.edu/computing/product/specs/sepmac.html

  • Flash Player 11 may not install during Firefox installation (Windows only)
    Flash Player 11 may not install during Firefox installation. This may be experienced by some, though not all, Windows users (for example, Windows Vista). Download Flash Player from Adobe's website: http://www.adobe.com

  • Kerberized Telnet unsupported in HostExplorer (64-bit versions of Windows)
    Kerberized Telnet connections are not supported in the 64-bit versions of HostExplorer. It is unclear if the vendor will provide support for Kerberized Telnet connections in future releases of HostExplorer. As workarounds, a different connection type can be created in HostExplorer (such as ssh) or in SecureCRT.
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