Application for an Account on the Russell Labs Network Fileserver

Application for Account on Network Fileserver

Please read the form carefully and complete all the fields.

  • Applies to: Russell Labs Network Fileserver Accounts and Web Accounts

    Does NOT apply to: Services provided by DoIT, e.g. email, WiscCal, MyWebSpace. Please see DoIT's website for more information on those services -

  • Your Net ID is the first part of your WiscMail email address, up to the "@" sign. For example, would have a NetID of buckybadger.

  • When You Leave:
    Your account is suspended on the day you officially leave.
    What Happens to Your Files and Webpages When You Leave:
    All files will be deleted during the next scheduled server maintenance. If you want to keep your files, you must make a backup copy of them before you leave.
    How to Apply for a One-Semester Extension on File Deletion:
    You may apply for an extension to keep your files on the server an additional semester by:
    • completing this form
    • having your advisor to sign the form
    • delivering the form to Russell Labs Computing, Room 436B Russell Labs
    Once Russell Labs Computing receives and approves the extension form, the deletion date will be moved to the end of that semester.

    Rules of the Road You Must Comply With:
    If you use a UW-owned computer or connect a personally-owned computer or mobile device to a UW network, you are subject to both UW and Russell Labs Computing Rules. It is important to read and understand these rules. Non-compliance could result in suspension of your account, and in some cases, legal consequences.

    We reserve the right to suspend network access to your device(s) to preserve the safety of our network.

    Passwords chosen must:
    • be a minimum of eight (8) characters in length
    • be memorized; if a password is written down it must be secure
    • be private
    • contain at least one (1) character from three (3) of the following categories:
    • - Uppercase letter (A-Z)
      - Lowercase letter (a-z)
      - Digit (0-9)
      - Special character (~`!@#$%^&*()+=_-{}[]\|:;”’?/<>,.)
    Passwords chosen must not:
    • contain a common proper name, login ID, email address, initials, first, middle or last name
    It is strongly recommended that:
    • passwords are changed twice per year (e.g., when clocks are adjusted in the spring and fall)
    • each password chosen is new and different
    Antivirus Software
    On computers and mobile devices, whether you own it or the UW owns it, you must:
    • run up-to-date anti-virus software, and
    • keep all operating system software, device firmware, application software and other software current with the latest security-related patches from the vendor.
    The Entire Set of Rules: