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Student Network Storage Server (H: drive) Upgrade Frequently Asked Questions

Information Technology upgraded student online storage over the weekend of May 8-9, 2010.

I map a drive to my student storage location (Arthur H: drive); will the drive mapping location change?

Yes.  The drive mapping path location changed from \\arthur\username$ to \\windows.uwyo.edu\student\storage\username

Note: the $ has been removed from the end of the username.

If you are using a Mac, please see How to Connect to UWStudent and Classfiles Storage with a Mac for more information on how to connect.

Will the location for Classfiles change?

Yes.  The path location for Classfiles changed from \\arthur\classfiles to \\windows.uwyo.edu\student\classfiles

If you are using a Mac, please see How to Connect to UWStudent and Classfiles Storage with a Mac for more information on how to connect.

Why has the path location changed to something so long?

The change is related to the implementation of Distributed File System (DFS) for increased reliability and redundancy.   Additional information on DFS and how it functions can be found at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_File_System_(Microsoft)

After the upgrade, when I logged into a lab node some of my settings changed, is there a problem with my account?

No, this behavior is expected, so there is not a problem with your account.  As part of the upgrade, all users’ profiles were set back to a default state. Setting profiles back to a default state causes some user-specific settings to be lost.  Some standard settings that will be set to a default include desktop backgrounds and drive mappings.  No data is lost because of this change.

Will my H: drive storage increase?

Yes. Student Storage quotas increased from 500 MBs to1 GB.

Are encrypted files or offline files supported on the student storage?

No, encrypted and offline files are not supported on the student storage server.

Reviewed: 0510 By: JB, GG

Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Faculty/Staff
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Email UserHelp@uwyo.edu
Contact your IT user consultant
(www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/helpdesk/uc/)

Students
Email ASU-IT@uwyo.edu
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Come to the student computer lab in the lobby of the
Information Technology Center.

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