Academic Windows FAQs

 For general information on Academic Windows, please click here.

1: How do I create an account on Academic Windows?
2: What username and password do I use?
3: My password isn't working. What do I do?
4: How do I change my Academic Windows password?
5: What happened to the files I saved on the Desktop?
6: Why can't I log out?

1: How do I create an account on Academic Windows?

If you are a current NJIT student and already have a UCID, it is likely that you already have an Academic Windows account, which you can use to sign onto personal computers in the public labs on campus. If you have no UCID and therefore no Academic Windows account, you must fill out NJIT Computing Services Account Application.
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2: What username and password do I use?

Academic Windows requires your UCID as the username, but it maintains a separate password from the other computing accounts. If you do not know what your Academic Windows password is, you must have your password reset.
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3: My password isn't working. What do I do?

For detailed information on Password Management, please visit NJIT's Password Management Site .
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4: How do I change my Academic Windows password?

For step-by-step instructions on changing your Academic Windows password, please visit the Academic Windows Password Walkthrough.
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5: What happened to the files I saved on the Desktop?

Personal settings and files are not backed up on Academic Windows. User settings are sometimes reset to improve system performance and may be deleted at any time. It is recommended you save all your files to your Highlander AFS folder. If you save files to your Academic Windows Desktop, you run the risk that they will be deleted without the ability to be retrieved.
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6: Why can't I log out?

If you can not log out of your Academic Windows account, you have saved too many files to your desktop or "My Documents Folder." Delete the files or move them to your Highlander AFS folder.
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Last Updated: August 24, 2017