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=== Classes server and Dropbox folder behavior  ===
Teachers of a class ''can'' see all contents of the Dropbox folder. Students can only see the files that they copy or save until their professor files them away. Students can copy/paste, drag, save directly to the drop box via File Save and they can upload via the web (netstorage - go/files). For reliability sake, students SHOULD NOT TRY TO SAVE documents directly to the Dropbox folder. They should save the file elsewhere first, and then ''drag'' or copy the file to the Dropbox folder.
The Dropbox folder is a safe place for teachers of a class to securely share files with each other so that non-teachers cannot access the files.
For more details, see: [[Troubleshooting Classes and Dropbox Folder Issues|Troubleshooting_Classes_and_Dropbox_Folder_Issues]]
=== Default Server Quotas - Email, MiddFiles, and Midd-Unix  ===
=== Default Server Quotas - Email, MiddFiles, and Midd-Unix  ===

Revision as of 15:20, 25 October 2013

Using File Servers

Differences between the servers

Each folder space has different characteristics and is suitable for different uses.

    • Home folder: Small quota, personal folder and personal access only. Useful for personal documents and files that no one else needs to see.
    • Classes folder: Medium quota, folder for every class, access given to every member of the class that is registered in Banner. Useful for posting class handouts and files; also has a "dropbox" for electronically submitting papers etc. (see below).
    • Orgs & Special Projects directories: Variable quota, folder for many organizations & departments on campus. Student and staff organizations can use this to store org-relevant data for access by members only.
  • Muskrat: High quota, space allotted for each class that has media storage needs, with a private personal folder inside each class folder. Useful for storing large media files for movie and audio projects related to media classes. If students need to store large files on the network but they don't have access to Muskrat storage for that class, they can request it from the Helpdesk.
  • MiddMedia - Storage and online hosting for videos and other media.
  • Midd-Unix: Personal web pages (no longer being used.) See Creating Web Pages for details.

End user guides

Default Server Quotas - Email, MiddFiles, and Midd-Unix

See: Default_Quotas

Connecting to File Servers

The best way to connect to middfiles and manage your files is by "mapping" or "mounting" a network drive. The instructions depend on your operating system:

If you're off-campus or using someone else's computer, you may wish to use WebDAV or NetStorage instead, but these options are slower and not recommended for everyday use. See Off Campus Access for more details.

Troubleshooting steps

  • If you get an error, double-check the server address to ensure that you spelled it correctly; also make sure that you types in your username with midd\ before it.
  • The network address cannot be found or the network is not available: Ensure that the "TCP/IP NetBios Helper" service is running. ## Go to the Start menu -> Run ## type in "services.msc" and click OK ## In the Services Management Console look for "TCP/IP NetBios Helper", right-click it, select "Properties". ## In the Properties window that appears, use the drop-down menu in the middle to ensure that the "Startup Type" is set as "Automatic" and click apply ## click the button named "Start" inside the properties window.
  • Your computer needs to have a unique name to connect to the network. ## Right-click "My Computer" and choose Properties ## Choose "Computer Name" tab and click the "Change" button ## Enter in a new name. Consider using your username and a one-word descriptor so that the name is unique, such as "pmitrevs-XP". The name can't be longer than around 11 characters. ## Click OK to close the dialogs and restart the computer immediately.
  • Try downloading and running WinsockXP Fix: