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Access NDSU File Services - Instructions for Windows XP

The following only applies once you have been notified that your files have been migrated. 

  1. Connect from a Windows XP computer on campus at NDSU or at another N.D. University System college or university campus.
  2. Connect from a Windows XP computer off campus.

On Campus:

To connect to File Services from on campus, you can run an automatic script or use step-by-step instructions.

Automatic Script

Before you begin, uninstall the Novell client from your computer using these instructions. Removing Novell will improve the performance and speed of your Windows File Services drives.

After you have removed the Novell client, open Internet Explorer and use it to download the scripts below. (Note: If you use Firefox, it will add a .txt extension to the script and the script will not run.)

1. Right click the script (below) for the drive to which you want to connect, and then choose to Save Link As (or Save Target As). Save the file to your Desktop.

2. Double-click the script file on your Desktop (if a security warning pops up, choose Run), and then follow the prompts to connect.

3. Once the script closes automatically, the drive you created should appear under My Computer.

(NOTE: If your attempt to connect fails, see the suggested solution under Common Issues.)

Step-By-Step Instructions

Before you begin, uninstall the Novell client from your computer using these instructions. Removing Novell will improve the performance and speed of your Windows File Services drives.

After you have removed the Novell client:

1. Open the Start Menu by clicking on the Start button in the lower left corner of your screen

2. Right click on My Computer, and choose Map network drive

3. Select the letter you want to use for your drive. Then, in the folder field, enter the drive path where your folders are located:

Drive

Drive Path

S: (department shared)

\\AD.NDSU.EDU\SHARED

U: (personal user drive)

\\AD.NDSU.EDU \HOME\firstname.lastname

X: (cross-department shared)

\\file05.ad.ndsu.edu\file05volk

4. If you want the drive to appear automatically every time you log in to your computer, check the box next to Reconnect at logon.

5. Click Finish.

6. If prompted for credentials, enter your firstname.lastname@ndsu.edu and the password associated with your NDSU electronic-ID (Blackboard password). 

(NOTE: If login fails, use firstname.lastname@ad.ndsu.edu instead. If your attempt to connect fails again, see the suggested solution under Common Issues.)

7. Check the box next to Remember my credentials if you want the drive to appear automatically every time you log in to your computer and do not want to be prompted for your credentials again. 

8. The drive you created should now appear under My Computer.

Off Campus:

 

Before you begin, if you used the Novell client on your computer to access File Services before the migration, uninstall the Novell client from your computer using these instructions. Removing Novell will improve the performance and speed of your Windows File Services drives.

After you have removed the Novell client:

1. Click on the Start button in the lower left corner of your screen, then click on My Network Places. 

(NOTE: If My Network Places does not appear in the Start menu, click My Computer instead and look under Other Places.)

2. In the left pane, under Network Tasks, click on Add a network place.

3. Select Choose another network location, and then click Next.

4. In the Internet or network address box, enter the drive path to your folder and then click Next.

Drive

Drive Path

S: (department shared)

https://webd01.ad.ndsu.edu/shared

U: (personal user drive)

https://webd01.ad.ndsu.edu/home

X: (cross-department shared)

https://webd01.ad.ndsu.edu/global

 

5. If prompted for credentials, enter your firstname.lastname@ndsu.edu and the password associated with your NDSU electronic-ID (Blackboard password). Select save password if you do not want to be prompted again.

(NOTE: If login fails, use firstname.lastname@ad.ndsu.edu instead. If your attempt to connect fails again, see the suggested solution under Common Issues.)

6. Type in a name for this network place, or leave what is automatically populated in the field.

7. Click Next, and then click Finish.

8. The new folder should now appear under My Network Places.


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Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:11:04 AM