Network Storage

From WSU Technology Knowledge Base
(Redirected from Personal Network Storage)
Jump to: navigation, search

Network Storage is the secure, personal storage space located on the network provided to every Winona State Student and Faculty/Staff member.

DLC Logo1.png Student Storage on the Mac

Students have access to 1 GB of storage space on the Winona network stored in the DFS system. This space is designed solely for backing up school work and NOT for personal pictures, music, videos, etc. This space is accessed from any computer that you are logged in to on the Winona network (computers in the library, study areas, or even a friend’s computer). This storage space is also called the R: drive, and is labeled by your username. To access and store items in this storage space, follow these instructions:

You must be on the campus network to access the network resources, if you encounter difficulty with the following process please contact the Technical Support Center at (507)-457-5240. If you are off campus, you need to connect to the WSU network by using the VPN client included on your computer.

  • First, open Finder, do this by clicking on the desktop or by clicking on the Finder icon in the Dock, depicted by the illustration.

Finder.jpg

  • Once Finder is selected there are two ways to connect to the network shares (Personal Student Storage, Class Storage, and Web Storage)
    • The first way is to click on the “Go” option, and select “Connect to Server….”
  • The second method for doing this, or the shortcut method, is to select Finder the same way as it was done above, and press and hold the Command key (Apple key) and hit the K button on the keyboard.
  • Once the “Connect to Server…” is selected, a dialog box below will appear on the screen. This is where you will select the network share that needs to accessed. Simply select the store that needs to be accessed and click on the “Connect” button. This will mount a network drive on your desktop and a finder window will open displaying the contents of the selected network share.

ConnectToServer.jpg

  1. smb://store.winona.edu/students/YOUR_STUDENT_USERNAME/- is Personal Network Storage. This is where you can save and back-up important documents to the WSU server.
  2. smb://store.winona.edu/classes/ - is class storage. This is where you can access class storage on the network that an individual professor will setup.
  3. smb://webstore.winona.edu/webstore/StudentWebs/YOUR_STUDENT_USERNAME/-is how to access your student webstore space. This is provided for students to work on, maintain, and publish web based content onto their own personal website.

If the network paths in the Connect to Server menu are not created for you after logging in to your computer with your network cable attached on campus please contact the Technical Support Center.

DLC Logo1.png Student Storage on the PC

Students have access to 1 GB of storage space on the Winona network stored in the DFS system. This space is designed solely for backing up school work and NOT for personal pictures, music, videos, etc. This space is accessed from any computer that you are logged in to on the Winona network (computers in the library, study areas, or even a friend’s computer). This storage space is also called the R: drive, and is labeled by your username. To access and store items in this storage space, follow these instructions:

  • Double click on the “Computer” icon on your desktop (or press Windows Logo + E on the keyboard).
  • In the Network Location section, locate the drive indicated by your username. To make sure this is the correct one, hold your mouse over it for a second or two and look for the “(R: )” in the mouse-over text box that appears.
  • Double click on this drive.
  • To store files in here, click and drag the file icon over to this window and drop it in.
  • You are the only student that has rights to the contents in your directory.

What if this storage space does not appear in the Network Locations list?

If you open up the Computer window and the R: drive does not appear, make sure that you are connected to the Winona network. After you’ve done this and it still doesn’t appear, close the Computer window, click on the Start Menu , choose the icon that says “Click_to_map_drives.” A black text box will open for a few moments and then close. After the black box closes, re-open the Computer window and check again.

TLT.jpg Faculty and Staff Storage

WSU Faculty and Staff have 4 GB of space (r:) on the WSU network.

To Access Network Drives on the Mac

Mac Dialog Box for Server or Network Shares
To access and store items in this storage space, follow these instructions:
  1. In the Finder Menu click on the “GO” item.
  2. Select "Connect to Server".
  3. From the drop down menu, choose the drive to access
  4. Double click on this drive. It will be placed on your desktop.
  • Now you can open it or use your finder to navigate to it, in order to store files in here.
  • When you restart your Mac, this "volume" will no longer appear on your Desktop. To access it, repeat these steps.

Network Drives:

  • Personal Storage - smb://store.winona.edu/users/"username"
  • Department Storage - smb://store.winona.edu/department
  • Course 1 - smb://store.winona.edu/webstore/course1/"username"
  • Class Storage - smb://store.winona.edu/classes

To Access Network Drives on the PC

  • Double click on the “Computer” icon on your desktop (or press Windows Logo + E on the keyboard).
  • In the Network Location section, locate the drive indicated by your username. To make sure this is the correct one, hold your mouse over it for a second or two and look for the “(R: )” in the mouse-over text box that appears.
  • Double click on this drive.
  • To store files in here, click and drag the file icon over to this window and drop it in.
  • You are the only student that has rights to the contents in your directory.

What if this storage space does not appear in the Network Locations list?

If you open up the Computer window and the R: drive does not appear, make sure that you are connected to the Winona network. After you’ve done this and it still doesn’t appear, close the Computer window, click on the Start Menu , choose the icon that says “Click_to_map_drives.” A black text box will open for a few moments and then close. After the black box closes, re-open the Computer window and check again.