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Network Drives

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services provides network storage for all staff, faculty, departments, and schools. This storage space is a safe place to store documents as it is backed up nightly and is secured in a way that allows only users granted permission to view certain folders.

The network storage is to store Kent State University related data only. Please do not store personal data (i.e.; family photos, personal music collection, etc.) on the network storage.

So, how do you access the network drives? PC Users will know them as the H and I Drives. Mac users will know the H drive as the "share" folder and the I drive as "*their username*" folder (e.g.; when I use a Mac my H drive folder would just be anear) as Macs do not assign drive letters. Please read on to learn more.

H Drive \ Home Drive - For your documents

I Drive \ Share Drive - For departmental / school documents or documents to share within the department / school

Quick Links:

Adding the H and I Drive
Windows
Apple OS X

Connecting to the Network Drives from Off-Campus

Connecting to the Network Drives from Off-Campus when you have AT&T as an internet provider
Windows
Apple OS X

Adding the H and I Drive

 

Every Windows PC set up in the College by the EHHS Tech Services group should be set up in a way that allows the H and I Drives to be added automatically when logging in to Windows. There are issues with this automatic login related to the wireless and those not set up by the EHHS Tech Services group. If you are experiencing issues connecting to the H and I Drives please follow the steps below to connect.

Please enter an EHHS Tech Ticket if you need assistance: http://techhelp.ehhs.kent.edu

Windows

The H and I drive are not listed when I open "My Computer". What can I do?
You can download the following file and then double click it to run it. It will automatically add the H and I drive for you if your computer is on the Kent domain (if you use your FlashLine Username and Password to login, it should work).

Right click the link and select "Save As" or "Save Link As" (depending on your browser) to save it somewhere you can find it to run it:

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EHHS H and I Drive Installer

It should look similar to this when you open "My Computer" after running the program:

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What if I do not log on to my computer with my FlashLine Username and Password?

Your computer is likely not on the Kent domain then. Instead, it is likely on what is called a workgroup. If you need access to the I drive, please right click the link below and select "Save As" or "Save Link As" (depending on your browser) to save it somewhere you can find it to run it:

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EHHS I Drive Installer for Workgroup Computers

When you run this program on a workgroup computer it will prompt you to authenticate.

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When you enter your username and password, you must include "kent\" before your username. If you check the box next to "Remember my password" you will not need to enter any authentication information next time you connect.

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Apple OS X

Connecting to the network drives is a bit different than connecting to them on a Windows computer. Please follow the steps below to connect to the network drives on an Apple Macintosh computer.

These instructions were made with Apple OS X 10.5 Leopard for the most part, but will be similar or exact for Apple OS X 10.4 Tiger and Apple OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

1. Download the EHHS Network Drive application package:

EHHS Network Drive Application

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2. Locate the download, un-package it by double clicking it, and run it. It will take a moment to run the application processes.

3. Once a connection the server has been established one of the following windows will appear. There are many key items to be aware of here that require your attention and action.

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i.) Verify that "Registered User" is checked
ii.) "Name:" should be similar to what is show below with kent\*yourusername* entered (e.g.; kent\anear)
iii.) "Password:" should be your Kent State University password
iv.) Verify that "Remember this password in my keychain" if you wish to not have to enter your password when connecting in the future.

Once that information is verified and entered click "Connect"

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OS X Tiger
i.) "Workgroup or Domain" should say KENT
ii.) "Name" should be your Kent State University Username
iii.) "Password" should be your Kent State University password
iv.) Verify that "Remember this password in my keychain" if you wish to not have to enter your password when connecting in the future.

Once that information is verified and entered click "OK"

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5. The following window will appear if you properly authenticate to the server. If it did not work you will see the screen from step 4 again asking for a username and password.

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As you can see below, you now have access to the same folders that Windows users have listed as the H and the I Drives. You will be working from the home and share folder exclusively. For your "Home" folder you will need to select "Home" and then scroll to your username and select it as indicated below.

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You can create an alias to the folders by holding down the Option and Command keys while you drag the folder to your desktop. An arrow should appear over the icon before you release it. If it has a green "+" symbol it will make copies of the folder instead, you do not want to do this and cannot do this. You can now user these alias icons to access the network folders without the need to follow the above steps again.

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Connecting to the Network Drives from Off-Campus

You can connect to the network drives from off campus if needed. You will need to download the Kent State University Cisco VPN and install it before connecting, if it is not already installed on your computer. Please note: Installing the VPN will require a restart on Windows computers.

You can download the Kent State University Cisco VPN from one of following website pages:

For Windows users go to the following link and download the "KSU-VPN Windows Installer":

https://licensed.kent.edu/vpn/KSU_Cisco_VPN.exe

For Mac users go to the following link and download the "KSU-VPN":

https://licensed.kent.edu/vpn/KSU_Cisco_VPN.dmg

Please follow the detailed directions to for your operating system on that page to connect to the VPN.

Connecting to the Network Drives from Off-Campus when you have AT&T as an internet provider

 

Some internet service providers block access to the network ports that the Kent State University Cisco VPN normally uses to communicate, AT&T being the major ISP that does so. There is a way to work around this with a settings change in the VPN client.

Windows

1. Open the VPN client after installation. The initial window will look like this:

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2. Select "Options" and then select "Advanced Mode…", as highlighted in red.

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3. The window will change and appear like the image below. Verify that the "Connection Entry" "KSU-VPN" is highlighted and then click the "Modify" button, as highlighted in red.

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4. A new window will load, as shown below. Select the tab "Transport", highlighted in red, on the new window.

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5. Verify that "Enable Transparent Tunneling" is checked (it is by default) and select "IPSec over TCP … TCP Port: 80" as shown in the highlight. If the listing for "TCP Port:" is not 80 change it to 80. Once that is changed, click the "Save" button. This will take you back to the normal window and you can connect as you normally would (Click the "Connect" button and then enter your KSU username and password).

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Apple OS X

1. Open the VPN client after installing it.

2. The window will appear like the image below. Verify that the "Connection Entry" "KSU-VPN" is highlighted and then click the "Modify" button, as highlighted in red.

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3. A new window will load, as shown below. Select the tab "Transport", highlighted in red, on the new window.

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4. Verify that "Enable Transparent Tunneling" is checked (it is by default) and select "IPSec over TCP ... TCP Port: 80" as shown in the highlight. If the listing for "TCP Port:" is not 80 change it to 80. Once that is changed, click the "Save" button. This will take you back to the normal window and you can connect as you normally would (Click the "Connect" button and then enter your KSU username and password).

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If you need any further assistance with the Network Drives or anything else, please enter an EHHS Tech Ticket at http://techhelp.ehhs.kent.edu. Thank you.