McIDAS User's Guide
Version 2011.1

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Preparing the mcidas Account on Windows XP

If the workstation does not have a mcidas account, have the system administrator make and configure the account by completing the steps below.

1. Log on to the workstation as Administrator.

2. Create the mcidas account if it doesn't already exist.

3. Set the Local Path for the mcidas account to c:\home\mcidas. To do so, right-click on My Computer then click Manage to bring up the Computer Management window. Then double-click the following in order: Local Users and Groups, Users, mcidas to bring up the mcidas Properties window. Click its Profile tab, select the radio button next to Local path and enter c:\home\mcidas in its text field and click OK.

If this workstation is a member of a domain controlled by an Active Directory server, the network administrator will need to configure the home directory for the mcidas account on the server to match the one used here.

4. Create a link to /dev/fs/C/home, set ownership of the mcidas user's home directory and give everyone Read access. To do so, start an SFU Korn Shell and run the four commands below in order.

Type: ln -s /dev/fs/C/home /dev/fs/C/SFU

Type: cd /home

Type: chown mcidas mcidas

Type: chmod 755 mcidas

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