Luther_Common and Datatel_Implementation

A non-private network place known as Luther_Common can be used by Faculty and Staff for inter-campus file sharing. In addition, a private network place known as Datatel_Implementation can be used by Staff and Faculty users of Datatel to share files affecting Datatel testing and implementations.

What is the T:\ drive & Luther_Common

The T:\ drive is a non-private, shared network drive that is accessible to all Luther Staff and Faculty. It has proven to be a useful location in sharing large files or commonly used data between departments. As part of planned network restructuring, the T:\ drive will be replaced by the Luther_Common network place.

Luther_Common is a non-private, shared Network Place that will be used for Luther Staff and Faculty. It will replace the outgoing T:\ drive.

Luther_Common Policies

Based on the change date of files, the following policies will be applied to the Luther_Common network place:

  • Files older than 1 year will be moved to archive
  • Files older than 2 years will be removed from archive
  • Requests for shared T drive equivalents will be made through the Help Desk and become different shares, not part of Luther_Common
  • No data from the existing T drive will be transferred to the new Luther_Common drive.

Datatel_Implementation Policies

  • ITS will transfer all data under S:\Implementation to the Datatel_Implementation network place on July 18, 2005 at 5PM

Dates

  • Write access on the drives until July 19, 2005
  • Read-only access on the drives after July 19, 2005

Purpose

As part of a planned network restructuring away from Novell, ITS plans on switching all users to a Samba based system. This is the same system in use on the Academic network used by Faculty and Staff.

Setting up Luther_Common & Datatel_Implementation

To setup the Luther_Common and Datatel_Implementation network places, please use the following instructions. If you have already set your Novell password to match your Norse Key, you may ignore the preparation step.

Preparation

If this is the first time you are adding a Network Place or Printer and you have a Novell account, you will need to change your Novell password to match your Norse Key password. Do this using the following steps:

  1. Click on the Start Menu and select Run
  2. Type cmd in the Run box and press Enter
  3. Type F:\PUBLIC\setpass and press Enter
  4. Type your current Novell passord and press Enter
  5. Type your Norse Key password and press Enter. Confirm your new password by typing it again and pressing Enter
  6. Type exit to close the command prompt
  7. Click Start – Log Off and select Log Off
  8. Log in with the new password
  9. You will be prompted to enter a Windows password. Enter your old Novell password and check the box that says Synchronize. You will then be allowed to login and no longer be asked for a Windows password.

Mapping Datatel_Implementation

  1. Click on the Start Menu and select My Computer
  2. Click on My Network Places (located in the left frame under Other Places)
  3. Click on Add a network place (located in the left frame under Network Tasks)
  4. When the Add a Network Place Wizard appears, click Next
  5. Select Choose another network location. Click Next
  6. When asked What is the address of this network place, type \\Admin1\datatel_implementation and click Next.
  7. A default name for this network place will display. It will be similar to the following: luther_common on Administration Storage Server (Admin1). Accept this value by clicking Next
  8. Click Finish to complete the wizard

Mapping Luther_Common Network Place

  1. Click on the Start Menu and select My Computer
  2. Click on My Network Places (located in the left frame under Other Places)
  3. Click on Add a network place (located in the left frame under Network Tasks)
  4. When the Add a Network Place Wizard appears, click Next
  5. Select Choose another network location. Click Next
  6. When asked What is the address of this network place, type \\Admin1\luther_common and click Next.
  7. A default name for this network place will display. It will be similar to the following: luther_common on Administration Storage Server (Admin1). Accept this value by clicking Next
  8. Click Finish to complete the wizard

Use of Network Places

  • Using a Network Place within My Computer
    1. Click on the Start Menu and select My Computer
    2. Click on My Network Places located in the left frame under Other Places
    3. The accessible network places display as folders in the right frame and may be accessed in the same manner other files are accessed. For more information, refer to the LIST File Management for the PC training
  • Using a Network Place within Other Applications
    1. Open the application (e.g. MS Word)
    2. Select File / Open
    3. In the left frame, click on the box labeled My Network Places
    4. Navigate to the desired location and select a file
    5. Click Open