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A variety of useful articles; including both frequently and not-so-frequently asked questions pertaining to Physics Department computing resources. If you cannot find what you're looking for here, you can always email help@physics.ucdavis.edu.

Knowledgebase Articles
Spam and Phishing Scams constantly increase in number and the scams are becoming more and more clever. Campus and the Physics Department have ways of combatting both Spam and Scams. This article covers those details as well as general information on how to protect yourself.
This article refers to accessing your new email service after you've requested migration from one to the other, whether it's Microsoft Office 365 or DavisMail (Gmail).
You may encounter a scary-looking warning from time to time if you use SSH to log into other systems. The warning itself is real: you should double check to make sure that you're not connecting to an imposter/man-in-the middle server. However, often times within Physics we'll upgrade computers etc, which will cause the key for the computer to change, thus giving remote users the error. This article explains the steps to remove the warning for the known-"good" computer and establish a remote connection again.
A frequent error users have been experiencing when using Linux systems to connect to campus wireless is a "Choose CA Certificate" box that will not go away. Instructions on correcting this error (which appears to be a bug) are contained here.
Setting up reservation calendars for Metro Staff
Information on large format poster (plotter) printing.
Acrobat 2019 released in late 2018 requires you to sign in with your UC Davis email address.