Remote File Access
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All faculty, staff and students may access their files by following this LINK.
When working with existing documents, first download the files then open them to make changes. Once those changes are made, the files must be uploaded back to the district network, so that they will be accessible at school.
Login with the same username and password that you use at school.
Remote file access for faculty and students is provided by Novell NetStorage which allows simple Internet-based access to files stored on the district network. Users can copy, move, rename, delete, read, modify, and create documents from any internet enabled computer through a web browser without the need to download or install any software.
NetStorage provides file access only. It cannot allow users to run programs off the district network.
Faculty and students can access their files with the same username and password that they use to access their school's network. All of the drive letters that are typically available to users at school, will be accessible through their web browser. These include the users home directory or 'H' drive and 'Teacher' and/ or 'Student' shares.
When working with existing documents, users must download files to their computer and open them in their native applications (Word, PowerPoint, etc) to make changes. Once those changes are made, the files must be uploaded back to the district network, so that they will be accessible at school.
The uploading and downloading of files is accomplished through the 'File' submenu. Users must have their pop-up blockers disabled for the domain 'harrisoncsd.org' for Netstorage to function properly.
As with any Internet-based service, performance will depend greatly on the available bandwidth of a user's Internet connection, and the number of user that are currently using the service. However, please also bear in mind that residential broadband connections typically download files at a much greater rate than they can upload them: large files can take a long time to upload regardless of the load on the system.