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Server Access for Windows

Accessing the Shared Server (nh2 server)

The Shared server (nh2 server) can be accessed on campus using Windows Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Depending on how often you will be connecting to the server, there are two methods of connecting.

If you are connecting to the Shared server from off-campus, it will be necessary to use the BOL CISCO VPN Client before a connection can be made.

Initiate a Server Connection

If you connect to the Shared server (nh2 server) from multiple computers, it's best if you access the server from Start (Windows button):

  • From Start (Windows button), simply type: \\nh2.gseis.ucla.edu and then hit Enter.
  • An authentication window will appear.
  • Enter your GSE&IS username and password and hit OK.

Double-click on the research (or adminunits) volume and locate your shared folder to gain access to your data.

When you are done accessing your files, please log off your Windows session to terminate the connection. Otherwise others will still be able to access your Shared server (nh2 server) files.

Mapping a Drive

If you plan on connecting to the Shared server (nh2 server) on a regular basis from the same computer, you could map the server to a drive letter on your computer. To map a drive, follow these instructions:

  • Right-click on This PC. Select Map network drive from the contextual menu. 
    The Map Network Drive dialog will be displayed.
  • In the Drive field enter: S: (or any arbitrary letter).
  • In the Folder field enter: \\nh2.gseis.ucla.edu\research.
    Note: If you connect to the "adminunits" share, enter: \\nh2.gseis.ucla.edu\adminunits instead.
  • Click the Reconnect at logon checkbox.
  • Click Finish.

The computer will initiate a connection to the Shared server (nh2 server). You will be prompted for your GSE&IS username and password. After entering this information into the authentication window, click OK.

If you open up This PC you will see the Shared server (nh2 server) mounted as your S: drive.

When you are done accessing your files, please log off your Windows session to terminate the connection. Otherwise others will still be able to access your Shared server (nh2 server) files via the mapped drive.

Getting Help

For questions regarding accessing the Shared server via Windows, please contact ETU at (310) 825-1911 or by emailing etu@gseis.ucla.edu.

 

Accessing the Home Server

A Home server can be accessed on or off campus using Windows Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Depending on how often you will be connecting to the server, there are two methods of connecting.

Note: If you are connecting to a Home server from off-campus, it is necessary to use the BOL CISCO VPN Client before a connection can be made.

Initiate a Connection via Run

If you connect to a Home server from multiple computers, it's best if you access the server via Run:

  • From the Start menu, click Run.
  • In the Open field, you will enter the name of the server on which your folder resides. For instance, if you are a faculty member, enter: \\faculty.gseis.ucla.edu\%username%\faculty\%username% where %username% is your GSE&IS username.  If you are a staff member, enter: \\staff.gseis.ucla.edu\%username%\staff\%username%. If you are a student, enter: \\students.gseis.ucla.edu\%username%\students\%username%.

Note: If you are a member of more than one group and do not know the location of your folder, please contact ETU to ask which server you should access. 

  • Enter your GSE&IS username and password and hit OK.

An Explorer window will open displaying several directories on the Home server. Double click on the staff, students, or faculty (depending which pertains to you) directory to gain access to your data.

When you are done accessing your files, please log off your Windows session to terminate the connection. Otherwise others will still be able to access your Home server files via the run command.

Initiate a Connection by Mapping the Drive

If you plan on connecting to a Home server on a regular basis from the same computer, it's best if you map the server to a drive letter on your computer. To map the drive, follow these instructions:

  • Right-click on My Computer. Select Map Network Drive from the contextual menu.
    The Map Network Drive dialog will be displayed.
  • In the Drive field enter: H:.
  • In the Folder field, you will enter the name of the server on which your folder resides. For instance, if you are a faculty member, enter: \\faculty.gseis.ucla.edu\%username%\faculty\%username% where %username% is your GSE&IS username.  If you are a staff member, enter: \\staff.gseis.ucla.edu\%username%\staff\%username%. If you are a student, enter: \\students.gseis.ucla.edu\%username%\students\%username%

Note: If you are a member of more than one group and do not know the location of your folder, please contact ETU to ask which server you should access. 

  • Click the Reconnect at logon checkbox.
  • Click Finish.

The computer will initiate a connection to the Home server. If you are connecting from an ETU-maintained computer, you will skip the login process as your initial login to the computer authenticates your access. If you are connecting from home, you will be prompted for your GSE&IS username and password. After entering this information into the authentication dialog, click OK.

If you open up My Computer you will see the Home server mounted to your H drive.

When you are done accessing your files, please log off your Windows session to terminate the connection. Otherwise others will still be able to access your Home server files via the mapped drive.

Getting Help

For questions regarding accessing the Home server via Windows XP, please contact ETU at (310) 825-1911 or by emailing etu@gseis.ucla.edu.