Online File Storage Services

  • Eligible students, faculty, and staff are provided online file storage to support their use of CAEN’s desktop computing environments.
  • Storage allocations are provisioned as part of an individual’s CAEN Access, referred to as a Windows Home Directory.
  • Student Windows Home Directories are configured for use in CAEN computer labs, while faculty and staff allocations are mainly used on their office computers.
  • These online file storage services are provisioned using ITS MiStorage, which provides automatic backups and easy recovery of recently edited or deleted files.

Students (and course instructors) receive a Windows Home Directory to support their use of the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) on lab computers. Files saved in the Windows Desktop or Documents folders are automatically stored on network-accessible file servers, and not on the local disk. These files are then available in the same folders on all other CAEN lab computers, and can also be accessed remotely.

Faculty and staff also receive a Windows Home Directory to support the use of CAEN’s Engineering Base Desktop (EBD) on computers in their offices. Files saved in the Windows Desktop or Documents folders are stored on network-accessible file servers, separate from those described above for students. These files can also be directly accessed on other EBD computers, or by using the Faculty Desktop shortcut on the desktop of CLSE computers in CAEN labs.

All student, faculty, and staff Windows Home Directories may also be accessed remotely from laptops and other off-campus computers.

For more information on accessing these CAEN online file storage allocations, refer to our knowledge base.