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Retain NetReg Registration

If you were notified of a computer registration that is not assigned to a valid Andrew account and you want the computer to remain active, follow these steps to view, reassign and retain the registration.

View Expiring Machines List

  1. Go to the NetReg page at http://netreg.net.cmu.edu. Click Enter at the bottom of the page and enter your Andrew userID and password.
  2. At the Registered Machines page, click View Expiring Machines.
  3. Select the name of your group from the Expiring Machines for drop-down list and click Refresh. A list of expiring computers for the selected group displays.
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Reassign the Machine to a Valid Andrew UserID

You received notification that the computer will be purged because it is not assigned to an active Andrew account. In order to retain this registration, you'll need to assign it to a valid Andrew account before the expiration date. Follow the steps below to reassign the computer to a valid Andrew userID.

Note: If this machine does not have an individual owner because it is a server or departmental machine, please skip these steps and continue with the steps to Retain the Machine Registration.

  1. From the Expiring Machines list, click on the machine Hostname to open the Machine Information page.
  2. From the Machine Information page, click the View/Update Protections link. The View Protections page displays.
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  3. Under the Add user/group to protections area of the View Protections page:
    • Type a valid Andrew userID under Identity.
    • Check the Read and Write options under Level Rights.
    • Click Add Protection.
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  4. The View Protections page redisplays. The Andrew userID that you entered appears under the Identities assigned to this machine registration.

Retain the Machine Registration

  1. From the View Protections page, click Main and then click View Expiring Machines.
  2. Select the name of your group from the Expiring Machines for drop-down list and click Refresh. The list of Expiring Machines for the selected group redisplays (including the machine you just reassigned to a valid userID).
  3. Click Retain next to the machine name.
  4. If you are finished reassigning and retaining machines, click Signoff.
    If you would like to reassign and retain another machine, click Main and then click View Expiring Machines. Repeat the steps to Reassign and Retain the registration for the next expiring machine.

Last Updated: 7/26/07