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Connect to file server for Windows

Access to your file server, e.g. home (drive H:) and public directory (drive K:), for Windows.

Preconditions

You will be able to work as if you are on HiOA's network. The following must be met:

  1. The computer must be connected to the Internet.
  2. Connect to VPN to access HiOA's internal resources and services.
  3. Viscosity client is preinstalled on all HiOA computers.

Contents

1. Connect to file server for Windows 10

2. Connect to file server for Windows 7

1. Connect to file server for Windows 10

1. VPN connection

If you are outside the HiOAs network, you must first setup a VPN connection first to get access to internal services and your files.

A. For a HiOA PC: Connect VPN and access your files automatically.

A short how-to guide:

  1. Select the Windows icon. See screenshots below.
  2. Connect to the Viscosity client in the HiOA Standard menu. See screenshots below.
  3. You have now access to your file server and One Drive.
B. For a private PC: Setup a VPN connection for Windows.

2. Open the File Explorer

  1. Click on the icon for Windows down-left.
    Skjermbilde: Windows-ikonet nederst til venstre
  2. Select: File Explorer.
Skjermbilde: Velg File Explorer under HiOA Standard meny

3. Map the network drive

  1. Select: This PC (Computer)
  2. Tab Computer: Click on "Map network drive".

See the screen shot below.

Koble til hjemmeområde: Koble til nettverksstasjon i appen Datamaskin

4. Connect to file server

1. Find the file server address (bitadmin.hioa.no)

  • Select the menu: "Access to servers from outside HiOA's network".

2. Enter the file server address in the Folder area: \\sicilia.hioa.no\username

Example:

  • For students: \\sicilia.hioa.no\s123456
  • For employees: \\sicilia.hioa.no\jarle

3. Click: Finish

Koble til filserver: Skriv inn servernavn og ditt brukernavn i vinduet

 

Connect to public directory for employees?

Connect to public directory (K:)

You can connect to public directory (K:) as above, but without a username.

  • Enter the file server address: \\malta.hioa.no\filer

5. Use another account

  • Select: "Use another account"
Koble til hjemmeområde: Velg Bruk en annen konto under Skriv inn nettverkspassord.

6. Username and password

1. Enter: username@ada.hioa.no

Example:

  • For students: s123456@ada.hioa.no
  • For employees: username@ada.hioa.no , e.g.: jarle@ada.hioa.no

2. Password: HiOA password

3. Click:  OK - to finish the setup.

The example in the screenshot below is for private computer.

Skjermbilde: Logg inn med username@hioa.no eller username@ada.hioa.no

7. Connected to file server

Your device should now be connected to your file server, drive (H:).

You can find your file server, e.g. home and public directory, under This PC if the connection is setup correctly.

See the screenshot below.

Koble til filserver: Nettverksstasjonen (H:) er nå synlig i Windows utforsker på din PC.

2. Connect to file server for Windows 7

1. VPN connection

If you are outside the HiOAs network, you must first setup a VPN connection first to get access to internal services and your files.

For a private PC:

2. Start setup

  1. Go to Start-menu
  2. Click the Windows button (Windows symbol down to the left).
Koble til hjemmeområde Win7: Ikon for Windows Start-meny

3. Computer

  • Select: Computer in the Start-menu (in the blue field to the right).
Koble til hjemmeområde Win7: Velg Computer i Start-meny

4. Map network drive

  • Select: Map network drive - in the menu, see screenshot below.
Koble til hjemmeområde Win7: Velg Map network drive i menyen

5. Folder

1. Select: Folder

2. Enter the file server address: \\server name\username

Example:

  • For students: \\sicilia.hioa.no\s123456
  • For employees: \\sicilia.hioa.no\jarle

3. Click: Finish

Koble til hjemmeområde Win7: Skriv inn servernavn og brukernavn

Connect to public directory for employees?

Connect to public directory (K:)

You can connect to public directory (K:) as above, but without a username.

  • Enter the file server address: \\malta.hioa.no\filer

6. Use another account

  • Select the next login field: "Use another account"
Koble til hjemmeområde Win7: Velg Use another account/Bruk en annen konto

7. Username and password

1. First area: username@ada.hioa.no

Example:

  • For students: s123456@ada.hioa.no
  • For employees: username@ada.hioa.no, e.g.: jarle@ada.hioa.no

2. Second area: Enter your HiOA password

3. Click:  OK - to finish the setup.

4. Tick: Remember my credentials - for later login to file server.

Screenshot: Login ID: username@ada.hioa.no

8. Connected to file server

Your device should now be connected to your file server.

You can find your home and public directory under Computer if the connection is setup correctly, see screenshot below.

  • Click on the Windows Explorer.

Skjermbilde: Se i mappen - utforskeren i Windows 7 om datamaskin har tilgang til filservere

  • Check if the file server is visible in the Windows Explorer.

Skjermbilde: Visning av filservere i utforsker

 

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