ClassStore and Transfer Instructions

The Information Technology department provides file space on the server des-classstore.sod.ncsu.edu for use by College of Design students. ClassStore and Transfer are housed on this server and available on all College of Design Lab computers and to StudioNet users.

If you’re interested in using the network drives ClassStore and Transfer on your personal computer, follow these instructions.

OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS:
Users MUST use NCSU’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to access ClassStore and Transfer from OFF campus.

There is an automatic process for loading the VPN client software. However, we find that is does not work consistently. We recommend manually loading the VPN client for your operating system from here: http://oit.ncsu.edu/data-network/vpn-manual-installation-instructions-and-downloads. Instructions for each operating system are here: http://oit.ncsu.edu/data-network/ncsu-ssl-vpn-instructions.

Please follow these guidelines when using Transfer and ClassStore:

ClassStore is only available to students enrolled in courses that have a ClassStore folder. Instructors must submit a ClassStore Folder Request to have a folder set up.

For you own protection, do not keep your only copy of a file in Transfer or ClassStore!

Copy files to your local hard drive while you work. Don’t work directly from Transfer or ClassStore.

Files on Transfer are DELETED each morning at 8:00 a.m. Once they are deleted, files cannot be recovered. Please use Transfer as the name inplies—to transfer files from one computer to another. Please delete files from Transfer when you are finished to make room for other users’ files.

Files on ClassStore are DELETED at the end of each semester or summer session on the Monday after exams are finsished. ClassStore is divided into folders for specific courses. Only students registered for a specific course are allowed to use that folder. Students should create a folder and name it using their first and last name. Other files and folders are subject to be deleted.

Please limit the files in ClassStore so that all users will have room for their files. ClassStore folders are limited to 1 GB. Please remove any files you are no longer using. Please remove any files over two weeks old. When you complete an assignment, please remove all files related to the assignment to make room for others.

Instructions are provided below for Macintosh 10.7 or later and Windows 7 Professional. Please scroll down to find the appropriate instructions for your computer.

Instructions for Macintosh OS X 10.7 or Later

To access the server des-classstore.sod.ncsu.edu in Macintosh OS X, start by using the GO menu on the top menubar, and scroll down and select Connect to Server from the drop down menu.

Connect to Server window

This window now appears asking you what server you want to connect to.

In the Server Address line, type cifs://des-classstore.sod.ncsu.edu exactly as shown. Note the cifs:// and 3 Ss in classstore.

cifsserveraddressIf you’d like to save this address as a favorite server, click on the + (plus sign). This will copy the address into the favorite servers list and you won’t have to type the address each time you connect.cifsserverfavorite

Click “Connect” to continue.

A login dialog box will appear. Type your Unity ID and password. You may need to replace the text in the Name field. Click on the Connect button.

Login Window

The list of available server volumes will appear. Highlight the volume you want to connect to and click OK. For this example, classstore and transfer are both selected. Hold down the Command (Apple) key while clicking on the names in the list to select multiple server volumes

Select Volumes

des-classstore.sod.ncsu.edu server will now appear in the Sidebar of any finder window. Click on it to display classstore and transfer in the window.

des-classstore window

Apple has by default turned off showing Connected Servers on the desktop. In order to see the classstore and transfer icons on the desktop, you’ll need to go to the Finder Preferences and check the box to show Connected Servers.

From the Finder menu, select Preferences

Preferences

In the Preferences window, check the box to show Connected Servers and close the window.

finder preferences

These icons will now appear on your Desktop. Double-click these icons to access the server and work away!

Volumes on Desktop

You can make an alias of the server volumes once they are connected and on your Desktop. By using an alias, you only have to follow these steps the first time you connect to the server volumes. With an alias you just double-click on the alias to access the server volume. You won’t have to use the Go menu and type in the address each time you want to connect.

To make an alias, highlight the server volume(s) on the Desktop and go to the File menu and select Make Alias (COMMAND-L is the keyboard shortcut). When you disconnect from the server, the original icons will disappear and you can just click on the aliases to bring up the log in window again, rather than go through all of these steps.

If you have trouble, please contact the College of Design IT staff in Brooks 202-204 for help. If you have a laptop you need help with, bring it with you. You can also send an email to design_help@ncsu.edu with specific information about your problem.

Instructions for Windows 7

Step #1: Double-click on Computer and select Map Network Drive.

Vista-7 my computer

Step #2: In the popup window, choose a drive letter.

In the folder field type: \\des-classstore.sod.ncsu.edu\classstore (if you want to map classstore) or \\des-classstore.sod.ncsu.edu\transfer (if you want to map transfer)

NOTE: classstore is spelled with 3 Ss.

The “\\” in front is important. Leaving those back-slashes off will cause the drive mapping to fail. Make sure that “Reconnect at logon” is NOT checked. Checking that can cause login problems later. Then click on “Connect using a different user name.”

Map drive

Step #3: At the login window, in the User name field type: WOLFTECH\yourUnityID (replace yourUnityID with your Unity ID – i.e. if your Unity ID was jwolfpa, you would enter WOLFTECH\jwolfpa). In the Password field, enter your Unity password. (The password will appear as a series of dots. This is normal). Press OK.

login

Step #4: Your computer will attempt to connect to the drive. If there are no errors, then you’ll be returned to the previous window. Click on the Finish button, and you’ll be returned to the Computer window. Your new drive should show up under the Network Drives heading.

If you have trouble, please contact the College of Design IT staff in Brooks 202-204 for help. If you have a laptop you need help with, bring it with you. You can also send an email to design_help@ncsu.edu or use this form to contact the College Information Technology staff with specific information about your problem.