Faculty & Staff Windows Home Directories

  • Faculty and staff receive a network-accessible online file storage allocation from CAEN called a Windows Home Directory.
  • When using CAEN’s Engineering Base Desktop (EBD), files saved to the Windows Desktop or Documents folders are automatically stored in your Windows Home Directory.
  • These files can also be accessed remotely from off-campus locations, but the U-M VPN service may be required to connect.
  • Files that are created or updated have read-only backups made on a regular basis to enable easy file recovery.

Faculty and staff receive a Windows Home Directory when they are granted full CAEN access to support their use of the EBD for Windows. Both faculty and staff allocations are provisioned using ITS MiStorage, so stored files have backup copies made on a regular basis. These copies, called snapshots, enable easy access to file recovery. The maximum quota for a Windows Home Directory is 50 GB, and cannot be increased.

Note: Do not delete the windat.V2 folder in your Windows Home Directory This is where your Windows Desktop and Documents folders are stored when using an EBD computer.

How to Access your Windows Home Directory

For instructions on accessing the files stored in your Windows Home Directory, refer to our knowledge base.

Questions or problems with accessing your Windows Home Directory can be directed to the CAEN Help Desk.