Accessing your server and web space from Windows

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Server space is the network storage Centre provides to you for general data storage. This area can be accessed from most, if not all, computers on campus making it easier to move from your desktop to the labs. Also, the data stored in your server space is backed up by our system to prevent data lose.

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Faculty

Using a mapped drive letter - Your U: drive

When you log in to a computer on this campus, certain drives are automatically mapped for your use. To access your server space, double-click your My Computer icon either from your desktop or your Start menu. Your server space will be mapped with the letter U:.

Using a Uniform Naming Convention path

What? UNC, for short, specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer. The UNC syntax for Windows systems is as follows:

\\computer\sharename\resource


To access your server space using the UNC path open My Computer, Windows Explorer, or "Internet Explorer" and enter the following in the address bar at the top of the window.

\\faculty\faculty\username

Then hit Enter

Using FTP for off campus access

You can use an FTP client like FileZilla to access and update your organizational or departmental web site. Just download and install FileZilla (free) or another FTP program and use the following information.

Server: or Address: faculty.centre.edu
Username: joe.user@centre.edu
Password: normalnetworkpassword
Once logged:
* Click faculty
* Click username
* Drag and drop any files you need to update or retrieve
* When you're done just close the program

Web Space

Web space is provided to all faculty upon request to create a web site accessible from the internet and on campus.

Using a mapped drive letter - Your W: drive

When you log in to a computer on this campus, certain drives are automatically mapped for your use. To access your web space, double-click your My Computer icon either from your desktop or your Start menu. Your server space will be mapped with the letter W:, then click on the folder corresponding to your username.

Using a Uniform Naming Convention path

What? UNC, for short, specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer. The UNC syntax for Windows systems is as follows:

\\computer\sharename\resource


To access your server space using the UNC path open My Computer, Windows Explorer, or "Internet Explorer" and enter the following in the address bar at the top of the window.

\\web\web\username

Then hit Enter

Using FTP for off campus access

You can use an FTP client like FileZilla to access and update your organizational or departmental web site. Just download and install FileZilla (free) or another FTP program and use the following information.

Server: or Address: web.centre.edu
Username: joe.user@centre.edu
Password: normalnetworkpassword
Once logged:
* Click web
* Click username
* Drag and drop any files you need to update or retrieve
* When you're done just close the program

When you have deployed a web site in your space, the URL will be of the form: http://web.centre.edu/username

Organizational or Departmental Web Space

Web space is provided to recognized campus organizations and all deparments to create web sites that are accessible from the internet and on campus. If you have a student that needs access to an organizational or departmental web space to do updates, you need to enter a Helpdesk call stating the name of the student and the URL of the site. If a student issues this request we will require that a faculty advisor/supervisor confirm the request.

Using a mapped drive letter - Your W: drive

When you log in to a computer on this campus, certain drives are automatically mapped for your use. To access your web space, double-click your My Computer icon either from your desktop or your Start menu. Your server space will be mapped with the letter W:, then click on the folder corresponding to your site name.

Using a Uniform Naming Convention path

What? UNC, for short, specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer. The UNC syntax for Windows systems is as follows:

\\computer\sharename\resource


To access your server space using the UNC path open My Computer, Windows Explorer, or "Internet Explorer" and enter the following in the address bar at the top of the window.

\\web\web\sitename

Then hit Enter

Using FTP for off campus access

You can use an FTP client like FileZilla to access and update your organizational or departmental web site. Just download and install FileZilla (free) or another FTP program and use the following information.

Server: or Address: faculty.centre.edu
Username: joe.user@centre.edu
Password: normalnetworkpassword
Once logged:
* Click web
* Click sitename
* Drag and drop any files you need to update or retrieve
* When you're done just close the program

When you have deployed a web site, the URL will be of the form: http://web.centre.edu/sitename

Staff

Using a mapped drive letter - Your U: drive

When you log in to a computer on this campus, certain drives are automatically mapped for your use. To access your server space, double-click your My Computer icon either from your desktop or your Start menu. Your server space will be mapped with the letter U:.

Using a Uniform Naming Convention path

What? UNC, for short, specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer. The UNC syntax for Windows systems is as follows:

\\computer\sharename\resource


To access your server space using the UNC path open My Computer, Windows Explorer, or "Internet Explorer" and enter the following in the address bar at the top of the window.

\\staff\staff\username

Then hit Enter

Using FTP for off campus access

You can use an FTP client like FileZilla to access and update your organizational or departmental web site. Just download and install FileZilla (free) or another FTP program and use the following information.

Server: or Address: staff.centre.edu
Username: joe.user@centre.edu
Password: normalnetworkpassword
Once logged:
* Click staff
* Click username
* Drag and drop any files you need to update or retrieve
* When you're done just close the program

Web Space

Web space is provided to everyone on campus to create a web site accessible from the internet and on campus.

Using a mapped drive letter - Your W: drive

When you log in to a computer on this campus, certain drives are automatically mapped for your use. To access your web space, double-click your My Computer icon either from your desktop or your Start menu. Your server space will be mapped with the letter W:, then click on the folder corresponding to your username.

Using a Uniform Naming Convention path

What? UNC, for short, specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer. The UNC syntax for Windows systems is as follows:

\\computer\sharename\resource


To access your server space using the UNC path open My Computer, Windows Explorer, or "Internet Explorer" and enter the following in the address bar at the top of the window.

\\web\web\username

Then hit Enter

Using FTP for off campus access

You can use an FTP client like FileZilla to access and update your organizational or departmental web site. Just download and install FileZilla (free) or another FTP program and use the following information.

Server: or Address: web.centre.edu
Username: joe.user@centre.edu
Password: normalnetworkpassword
Once logged:
* Click web
* Click username
* Drag and drop any files you need to update or retrieve
* When you're done just close the program

When you have deployed a web site in your space, the URL will be of the form: http://web.centre.edu/username

Organizational or Departmental Web Space

Web space is provided to recognized campus organizations and all deparments to create web sites that are accessible from the internet and on campus. If you have a student that needs access to an organizational or departmental web space to do updates, you need to enter a Helpdesk call stating the name of the student and the URL of the site. If a student issues this request we will require that a staff advisor/supervisor confirm the request.

Using a mapped drive letter - Your W: drive

When you log in to a computer on this campus, certain drives are automatically mapped for your use. To access your web space, double-click your My Computer icon either from your desktop or your Start menu. Your server space will be mapped with the letter W:, then click on the folder corresponding to your site name.

Using a Uniform Naming Convention path

What? UNC, for short, specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer. The UNC syntax for Windows systems is as follows:

\\computer\sharename\resource


To access your server space using the UNC path open My Computer, Windows Explorer, or "Internet Explorer" and enter the following in the address bar at the top of the window.

\\web\web\sitename

Then hit Enter

Using FTP for off campus access

You can use an FTP client like FileZilla to access and update your organizational or departmental web site. Just download and install FileZilla (free) or another FTP program and use the following information.

Server: or Address: web.centre.edu
Username: joe.user@centre.edu
Password: normalnetworkpassword
Once logged:
* Click web
* Click sitename
* Drag and drop any files you need to update or retrieve
* When you're done just close the program

When you have deployed a web site, the URL will be of the form: http://web.centre.edu/sitename

Students

Using a mapped drive letter (labs only) - Your U: drive

When you log in to a computer on this campus, certain drives are automatically mapped for your use. To access your server space, double-click your My Computer icon either from your desktop or your Start menu. Your server space will be mapped with the letter U:.

Using a Uniform Naming Convention path (lab or personal machine)

What? UNC, for short, specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer. The UNC syntax for Windows systems is as follows:

\\computer\sharename\resource

You can use the UNC path to access a share from any lab machine, but to use this method from you personal machine you must configure your machine to be part of the Centre workgroup. For instructions are adding your machine to the Centre workgroup see following page: Adding your personal computer to the Centre workgroup

To access your server space using the UNC path open My Computer, Windows Explorer, or "Internet Explorer" and enter the following in the address bar at the top of the window.

\\students\students\username

Then hit Enter

Using FTP for off campus access

You can use an FTP client like FileZilla to access and update your organizational or departmental web site. Just download and install FileZilla (free) or another FTP program and use the following information.

Server: or Address: students.centre.edu
Username: joe.user@centre.edu
Password: normalnetworkpassword
Once logged:
* Click students
* Click username
* Drag and drop any files you need to update or retrieve
* When you're done just close the program

Web Space

Web server space is available to students upon request.

Using a Uniform Naming Convention path (lab or personal machine)

What? UNC, for short, specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer. The UNC syntax for Windows systems is as follows:

\\computer\sharename\resource

You can use the UNC path to access a share from any lab machine, but to use this method from you personal machine you must configure your machine to be part of the Centre workgroup. For instructions are adding your machine to the Centre workgroup see following page: Adding your personal computer to the Centre workgroup

To access your server space using the UNC path open My Computer, Windows Explorer, or "Internet Explorer" and enter the following in the address bar at the top of the window.

\\web\web\username

Then hit Enter

Using FTP for off campus access

You can use an FTP client like FileZilla to access and update your organizational or departmental web site. Just download and install FileZilla (free) or another FTP program and use the following information.

Server: or Address: web.centre.edu
Username: joe.user@centre.edu
Password: normalnetworkpassword
Once logged:
* Click students
* Click username
* Drag and drop any files you need to update or retrieve
* When you're done just close the program

When you have deployed a web site, the URL will be of the form: http://students.centre.edu/username

Organizational or Departmental Web Space

Web space is provided to recognized campus organizations and all deparments to create web sites that are accessible from the internet and on campus. If you need access to an organizational or departmental web space to do updates, you need to have the Faculty/Staff advisor/supuervisor to enter a Helpdesk call stating the your name and the URL of the site.

Using a mapped drive letter - Your W: drive (labs only)

When you log in to a computer on this campus, certain drives are automatically mapped for your use. To access your web space, double-click your My Computer icon either from your desktop or your Start menu. Your server space will be mapped with the letter W:, then click on the folder corresponding to your site name.

Using a Uniform Naming Convention path (labs or personal machine)

What? UNC, for short, specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer. The UNC syntax for Windows systems is as follows:

\\computer\sharename\resource

You can use the UNC path to access a share from any lab machine, but to use this method from you personal machine you must configure your machine to be part of the Centre workgroup. For instructions are adding your machine to the Centre workgroup see following page: Adding your personal computer to the Centre workgroup

To access your server space using the UNC path open My Computer, Windows Explorer, or "Internet Explorer" and enter the following in the address bar at the top of the window.

\\web\web\sitename

Then hit Enter

Using FTP for off campus or access from personal machines

You can use an FTP client like FileZilla to access and update your organizational or departmental web site. Just download and install FileZilla (free) or another FTP program and use the following information.

Server: or Address: web.centre.edu
Username: joe.user@centre.edu
Password: normalnetworkpassword
Once logged:
* Click websites
* Click web
* Click sitename
* Drag and drop any files you need to update or retrieve
* When you're done just close the program


When you have deployed a web site, the URL will be of the form: http://web.centre.edu/sitename