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Departmental Accounts

Many members of the Knox faculty put class assignments, notes, exercises, reading lists, and other academic coursework into departmental directories. These directories may be accessed by connecting to the server named Departments. All information contained in departmental directories, including file organization and naming conventions, is created and maintained by individual academic departments, not by Information Technology Services. Any questions or problems concerning materials in departmental folders should be directed to the appropriate departmental faculty members. Questions of access privileges should be referred to the Help Desk.

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Windows Network Profile

When using any College owned Windows computer AND logging using your Knox username and password, users will be presented with their network profile. This profile contains all of settings, documents and desktop items. The profile will "follow you' from College owned PC to College owned PC as long you login using your Knox username and password. Documents saved to My Documents when using your network profile are stored on your home account (see below for details about your home account). This allows a user to access files stored under their network profile from their personal computer.

Home Account Storage

Knox enables all users on campus to back-up/store up to five gigabytes of data to an account, which is only accessible to them. Since home accounts are backed up daily, this is an easy way to ensure data against being lost if something happens to a local machine hard drive. It is more convenient than disks because it is readily accessible from your computer desktop without having to search through volumes of disks for a specific document. You can organize your home account as you would your hard drive with folders and folders within folders.

One significant advantage to storing files and documents in your home account is that you can access it from any computer on campus which is attached to the network. This way you can work on documents or files anywhere on campus without having to carrying disks or a memory stick with you.

NOTE: No folders may be maintained on the network as an "open share" where anyone on campus may read and write to the share without using a password to gain access. All network shares must either be read-only or password protected for write access. Many viruses scan the network looking for folders they can copy themselves to. Windows XP Home users should check to make sure that the folder called SharedDocs is not shared as an open share since some installs of Windows XP Home share this folder openly by default.

Windows PC User: Connection instructions
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