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Windows Network Accounts

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PC Windows Users

On Campus Access to Departmental Accounts

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Double click on Computer (Windows 7) or "My Computer" (XP)
  3. Double click on the W:\ "Departments" Drive. If no W:\ drive is present go to step 5.
  4. The departmental directories will all appear. Those which you have access to should be available for you to double click on and open. When you are done working with a Departmental account, you should always make sure to log out of the machine.
  5. If the W:\ drive is not present under Computer / My Computer:
    • Under Windows XP, click Run. Under Vista \ Windows 7 click in the search box directly above the Start button.
    • Type the following: \\departments.knox.edu and hit enter.
    • If prompted, enter your Knox username and e-mail password to access the departmental drive.
    • The departmental directories will all appear. Those which you have access to should be available for you to double click on and open. When you are done working with a Departmental account, you should always make sure to log out of the machine.


On Campus Access to Home Accounts

  1. Make certain that you are logged in to your machine with your e-mail user name and password. If you are unsure about your current login on a Windows machine, click on the Start button in the lower left corner of the Windows screen. Click on Shut Down… and select Log off [username]. This will close you out of all open programs and will present you with a login dialog box. In the User Name box enter your network logon user name (most commonly the first letter of your first name and up to seven letters of your last name). In the Password box enter your e-mail password. Click OK.
  2. Double click on My Network Places followed by double clicking on Entire Network. In the Entire Network window, double click on Microsoft Windows Network followed by double clicking on the Knox icon.
  3. Double click on the name of the machine corresponding to where your home account is located:
    • Students click on student
    • Faculty and staff click on facstaff
  4. You will see a listing of all of the available folders. You need to open the one that contains your account. The home directories have been split up in facstaff and student folders. The student folders have been further divided into folders labeled with the year of enrollment.
  5. Once you have double clicked on the correct folder, all of the account folders will appear. Scroll through the list until you find the folder labeled with your username. Double click on the folder labeled with your username. You will now see all folders in your account. You can organize this space any way you like by adding new folders. Selecting New Folder from the File pull down menu does this.

    Caution: Do not remove or change any folders in your Home Account that you did not create! Folders created for special purposes such as web accounts (e.g. public_html) could be disabled by any changes you make. You can add and modify your own folders without any adverse consequences.
  6. To back-up/store files from your local hard drive to your home account, navigate to and open the folder on your local machine that you stored your backed-up files/documents in. Highlight/select those which you would like to move from your local hard drive. With the pointer on the selected file/document(s), click once with the right mouse button. From the menu that pops up, select Copy. Then navigate to the desired destination directory in your Home Account. Right click again on this destination directory. This time choose Pastefrom the pop up menu. Your documents will now appear in the destination directory.

    Hint: If you have more than one document or file to move, click once on the first document you wish to move, scroll down to the last document or file you wish to move and hold the shift key down while clicking once on this last document or file. This will highlight all documents or files in between. If you have non-consecutive documents you want to move, click on each one of them while holding down the Control key. With either method, any dragging-and-dropping or copying and pasting will encompass all of the selected files or documents.

  7. You now have access to all of the files you have moved to your Home Account from any PC that is connected to the network on campus as long as you log in properly and follow steps 1 through 4. When you are done working with your Home Account , you should always make sure to log out of the machine.

Off-Campus Access to Department or Home Accounts

You may access Departmental Accounts and/or your Home Account from any computer connected to the Internet through FTP. For further information regarding this, please see the FTP Access documentation.

Knox College

http://www.knox.edu/offices/information-technology-services/computing-at-knox/network-storage/windows-network-storage

Printed on Thursday, December 18, 2014