Online File Storage Services

Eligible students, faculty, and staff who use one of CAEN’s desktop computing environments receive a network-accessible Windows Home Directory as a part of their CAEN Account.

 

 

Students receive a CAEN Windows Home Directory to support their use of the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE). Files saved in the Windows Desktop or Documents folders are stored on network-accessible file servers, and not on the local disk. These files will be available in the same folders on all other CAEN lab computers. Program settings are also stored, so application settings saved on one CAEN lab computer will be available on all other CAEN lab computers.

Faculty and staff receive a Windows Home Directory to support their use of CAEN’s Engineering Base Desktop (EBD). Files saved in the Windows Desktop or Documents folders are stored on network-accessible file servers, and not on the local disk. Faculty and staff are assumed to use a single computer, and not share computers in a lab setting, so files are not available in the same location on other computers, nor are program settings saved to network storage.

Student, faculty, and staff Windows Home Directories may also be accessed remotely for use from laptops and other computers (although using different path names).

CAEN online file storage services are provisioned using ITS MiStorage.

What is a CAEN Windows Home Directory?

  • A CAEN Windows Home Directory is network accessible storage integrated into the CLSE, and configured in a way that files saved to the Desktop and Documents folders are automatically written to network storage, and not to the computer’s local disk.
  • Windows Home Directories are available in the CLSE for Windows, and the EBD.
  • Computers running the CLSE for Windows are also configured to save many environment and application settings to network storage. These settings follow individuals from one CAEN lab computer to another, enabling quick and efficient work in a consistent Windows desktop environment.
  • Do not delete the windat.V2 or profiles folders. These folders are essential for folder redirection and roaming profiles to operate.