What is NetReg?

University Technology Services (UTS) created this system in response to student, staff, and faculty demands to improve the operating quality of the Emory network.

Every computer on the Residential Network (ResNet) must register online before it is allowed to connect to the Emory computing network. Windows computers will have to successfully complete the scanning process before they can register.

Successful completion of this registration process is a prerequisite for using the Emory computing network. Without completing a successful registration, you won't be able to connect to anything inside or outside the Emory network - no web, no email - nothing will work.

Ensure You're Ready in Advance

  1. Get a recent copy of the Emory OnLine CD at the Bookstore or the Computing Center at Cox Hall. Running through all four steps will ensure your Windows computer will pass the scan to register.

  2. Be sure that you know your Network ID and your password. This is the same ID you used for OPUS, Blackboard, etc.

    NEW RESIDENTS: Network IDs are usually issued through your academic program. If you have never obtained your Network ID, AND if you have been admitted as a student in the past 90 days, view it.emory.edu/newid to retrieve your Network ID and password one time only. After retrieving this password, create a permanent one at password.service.emory.edu. If you have problems or questions, contact the IT Service Desk at 404-727-7777.

Macintosh/Linux Computers

Macs and Linux-based computers will also need to use the web page to register, but no scanning process is in place at this time. If a Mac-specific infection causes trouble for the Emory network, a scanning procedure may be developed. This does not mean that there are not infections out there that will cause problems for Macintosh computers. Mac owners are encouraged to protect themselves through the following steps:

  1. Get your operating system patches up-to-date by using the Software Update function in the Apple Menu

  2. Setyour Software Update function in the System Preferences/System section to run every day.

  3. Enable the firewall in System Preferences/Internet & Network/Sharing function

  4. Make sure that you have anti-virus software, that the latest updates have been installed, and that the software is configured to update its virus definitions every day. As was noted above, Emory provides Symantec's (Norton) Anti-Virus software to all students, staff, and faculty at no charge on the EOL CD and at the Software Express service at software.emory.edu/express

  5. Make sure that you have a password which requires you to log into the machine at bootup. A machine that automatically logs on during bootup is vulnerable to outside control.