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Connect to Servers for Staff

All staff members have access to their own home directories on the home server. This home directory can be used to save and back up important personal files. You also have a folder called public_html on home, which can be accessed by anyone from a web browser. The link for your public_html folder is http://home.hampshire.edu/~, follwed by your HampNet ID and another slash(/); my public_html folder is at http://home.hampshire.edu/~kmmlo/, for instance. Remember that anyone, on or off campus, can access items in your public_html folder, so it must not be used for confidential information.

Additionally, many staff also have access to departmental folders on newmisserver. It is a good practice to save important departmental documents on newmisserver. Newmisserver is used to allow other office members to share files easily. You will probably be assigned permission to access a space for your department. There is also a public folder in which you can share documents with members of other departments. Be careful in using the public folder; no confidential information should be placed in that space.

It is important to note that these servers can only be accessed on campus.

Mac OSX

To create a desktop icon that you simply double click to access your staffhome home directory or your newmisserver departmental directory, use the OSX Finder to connect:

  • From the Finder file menu, click on "Go," then "Connect to Server."
  • Type "home" or "newmisserver" (without the quotes) in the server address field and then click "Connect."
  • Enter your HampNet username and password when prompted, then click "OK."
  • You will be presented with a choice of volumes: Public or your departmental folder. Make your selection and click "OK."
  • You will then see an icon on your desktop with the name of the volume you choose. Double click on it to access the server.

Windows XP

  • Click on the Start menu.
  • Click on "Run."
  • Type "\\newmisserver" or "\\home" (without the quotes), and click OK.
  • Enter your HampNet username and password when prompted, then click "OK"
  • When the window opens, choose the folder to which you have access.

To map the drive so it will be available in Windows Explorer and Office applications as a Save As location:

  • Right click on the folder, and select "Map Network Drive..." from the popup menu.
  • In the Window that opens, choose any drive letter beyond F.
  • If you check off “Reconnect at Logon” the drive will always be available when you log in to the Administration domain.
  • Click "Finish."

Another option for quickly and easily accessing the network drive, but only when you need it, is to create a desktop shortcut:

  • Locate the file as above, but when you right click on it, select “Create Shortcut”.
  • A message will display saying that a shortcut cannot be created on the network, and asks if you would like to create it on the desktop instead. Click "Yes."
  • The next time you want to access the Network drive, double click the shortcut.

Windows 7

  • Press Cmd-R (or Windows-R) to bring up the "Run" window.
  • Type "\\newmisserver" or "\\home" (without the quotes), and click OK.
  • Enter "ADMINISTRATION\" (no quotes, all caps), followed by your  HampNet username (for example, ADMINISTRATION\kmmLO)
  • Enter your HampNet password.
  • If you'd like it to remember your user i.d. and password, check "Remember my credentials."
  • When the window opens, choose the folder to which you have access.

To map the drive so it will be available in Windows Explorer and Office applications as a Save As location:

  • Right click on the folder, and select "Map Network Drive..." from the popup menu.
  • In the Window that opens, choose any drive letter beyond F.
  • If you check off “Reconnect at Logon” the drive will always be available when you log in to the Administration domain.
  • Click "Finish."

Another option for quickly and easily accessing the network drive, but only when you need it, is to create a desktop shortcut:

  • Locate the file as above, but when you right click on it, select “Create Shortcut”.
  • A message will display saying that a shortcut cannot be created on the network, and asks if you would like to create it on the desktop instead. Click "Yes."
  • The next time you want to access the Network drive, double click the shortcut.
 
 

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