Thursday, July 2, 2009

There seem to be problems with the connection to the server, or the server seems to have have gone down. What do I do? Who do I contact?

The application server is run by the Computer Administration Group at the Mechanical Engineering Departmentt. One of the objectives of this course is to help students in ME understand whom to report to, the problems associated with the software in ME LRC and the application server. If you think you are having trouble connecting to the server or if the server has gone down, please contact the Computer Administration Group.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

How are things affected when I save my files on my local computer as against saving them on the Z: drive?

Opening and running C program files on the Z; drive will be faster than working on your programs when you have them saved on your local computer. This is especially true if you have a slow internet connection.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I saved the new C project files on the Desktop. But when I look in my Desktop I can't find the files or folders. What have I done wrong?

You have not done anything wrong. When you are working with CodeWarrior or Matlab using the applicatoin server, the Desktop it shows is the dektop on your Z: drive and not your local computer's. So when you saved the files, you had actually saved it on the server. This is why you can't find it on your computer's Desktop. To save a file on your computer, you'll have to choose the V: drive or the U: drive. The C: drive on your computer is mapped as V: drive and the D: drive on your computer is mapped as U: drive. So, save the files in V: drive and then you should be able to find it in your C: drive.

Monday, June 29, 2009

I have saved the C program files in the Z: drive. But I am having trouble transferring the files to my local computer, so that I can send the programs

Once you have finished working on your programs and are ready to send them, you can then open the MAIN.C file in CodeWarrior. Then click on the FILE menu, then click on SAVE AS or SAVE A COPY AS and then save a copy of the C program file on your local computer, just to send it to us. Your computer's C: drive is mapped as V: drive. So when you are saving the files, be sure to select V: drive. Now you should be able to find the file on your local computer and be able to attch it to the email.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Where do I create new C project files when I work with the application server?

When you're working with the application server, it might be a good idea to save the C project files and program files in the Z: drive, especially if you are using dial-up internet connection. Creating and running programs on your local computer using the application server will be slower than saving the files in the Z: drive.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

What username and password do I use to access the Application Server?

See the previous questions. You need a login account to access the Application Server.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Do I already have a College of Engineering Windows Active Directory login account? How do I get it if I don't already have it?

Are you using the computers in the Learning Resource Center in ETC 3.128? If yes, the username and password that you used to log in there are what you need.

If not, please follow the following link:

and apply online for your account. You should get your account within 48 hrs after applying.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What was that in the previous question about a ME LRC account?

Don't tell me there's another username and password to be remembered for this course...

Yes. To access the Application Server, (or anything to do with the ME LRC), you need a ME LRC account. This will stay with you through the course of your studies in the Department, long after you finish this course.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How do I go about using the Application Server?

To use the application server, you need the following things:

1. A reasonably fast Internet connection from your home computer.

2. A College of Engineering Windows Active Directory login account (see Q5 if you are not sure about this)

3. The AppServer client installed on your computer. This is the only thing that you will actually need to install on your computer, and it is available for free download.

For details on the installation and configuration of the AppServer client, see the following link: (windows)

Instructions for Mac (OSX only)

Instructions for Mac (9.x,8.x)

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