Active Directory Transition Additional Information

Over the past year, most Novell users at Wright State University were converted to Microsoft Active Directory. As you may recall, Active Directory is the system on campus that is used to give you access to your personal and departmental files on network drives, as well as access to network printers. As a result of this transition, the password for your campus “w” account is now case sensitive. For instance, if you capitalize a letter in your password when changing it, you must remember to always capitalize that letter when typing in your password.

To complete the Active Directory project, all Novell users must be converted by the end of winter quarter. At that time, Novell will be retired on WSU’s campus, and you will not be able to access your files and printers if your workstation hasn’t been converted. If you do not recall having your computer converted from Novell to Active Directory, please call the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 as soon as possible so that a technician can come to your office and do the conversion.


*Passwords on Mobile Devices*
Please remember to change your stored password on your mobile device after you change your password. If you don’t do this, the mobile device will continue trying to use your old password, and could cause a lockout on your account. If you have questions or need assistance with passwords, please contact the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.7