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 Account, designated as a “Windows Home Directory.”
  • Student Windows Home Directories are configured for use in CAEN computer labs, while faculty and staff allocations are used on their office computers.
  • These online file storage services are provisioned using ITS MiStorage, which provides automatic backups and easy recovery of files.
 

 

Students receive a CAEN 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 will be available in the same folders on all other CAEN lab computers, and can also be directly accessed via the N: network drive.

Faculty and staff also receive a Windows Home Directory, but it supports their use of CAEN’s Engineering Base Desktop (EBD) on their office computers. Files saved in the Windows Desktop or Documents folders are stored on network-accessible file servers, and not on the local disk. These files can also be directly accessed via the N: network drive 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 CAEN Windows home directories, including instructions on the various methods of accessing them, refer to our knowledge base.