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This article applies to MBU domain joined laptops. If you have any questions, submit a help desk ticket and an IT tech will be happy to help. 

 Logging in for the first time

The first time you log into your laptop you will need to be connected to the MBU Managed wireless network (or a network cable). Once you've logged in once, you will be able to log in even if you are not connected to the network. Your laptop uses the your MBU username and password.

If you do not log in on the MBU network, you will not be able to log in to your laptop off campus until you log in on campus for the first time.

 MBU managed WiFi

While on campus, your laptop should connect automatically to the "MBU managed" wireless. If you manually connect to another network, you will not have connectivity to shared network drives (like the J: and K: drives) or receive important updates. Connecting to MBU managed is the wireless equivalent to plugging in a network cable.

All laptops must connect to the campus network at least once every 60 days. The IT department recommends bringing your laptop on campus to update once every 2 weeks at the very least. 

Laptops that remain off campus for more than 60 days will require IT assistance to be rejoined to the network. Contact our IT help desk.

 Sync center and offline files

Any files located on your desktop, in your documents, or in your favorites folder are stored on campus. This allows them to be backed up on MBU's servers. In order to access them off campus, however, you will need to sync offline files. For all laptops, this should be enabled by default. You can access the sync center easily through windows mobility center. Alternatively, Sync Center is accessible in the control panel.

 Remote Apps

Laptop users can utilize MBU's remote apps. These apps allow access to network resources even when off campus.