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Instructions on how to access Group Workspaces on Staff Managed Desktop devices.

Instructions for connecting to a Group Workspace from Windows

First, you must request creation of a Group Workspace on University servers; you will then receive an e-mail telling you the details of the Group Workspace.

Note: Your Group Workspaces will already be set up automatically if you use a Staff Managed Windows computer.

1

Open ComputerClick Map Network Drive.

Click Next. Double-click Choose a custom network location.

2

For Internet or network address type the address of the Group Workspace which was given when the Workspace was created, and click Next.

This will be of the form \\wsn.lboro.ac.uk\workspace, where n is a number between 1 and 8, and workspace is the name of the workspace.

3

Enter lunet\username and password

Type in lunet\username (where username is your username) and your University password. Click OK.

Note: if you don't know your University password, it is available from IT Services' Service Desk, the PC Clinic, or the University Library.

Note: If you put a tick in the box marked Remember my password, Windows will not ask you to input your password to 'map the U: drive' every time you restart your computer.

4

For Type a name for this network location enter the workspace name, and click Next.

Click Finish

Instructions for connecting to a Group Workspace from Mac OS X

First, you must request creation of a Group Workspace on University servers; you will then receive an e-mail telling you the details of the Group Workspace.

1

In the Finder menu select Go and then Connect to Server.

2 Screen image: Connect to Server.

Fill in the Server Address from the e-mail you received.

Your e-mail will tell you: "Your new workspace has been created at \\server\share". Specify the server as a fully qualified name,

(i.e. server.lboro.ac.uk not just server).

On Mac machines, the \ needs to be swapped to / and the file path needs to start smb: so the filepath format is:smb://servername.lboro.ac.uk/workspacename

Add this path to the favourites; this will avoid the need to keep retyping the path every connection.

3

At login Username and Password are as supplied by the University. Use the format lunet\username to connect. We recommended that you do not check the box to remember the password as this is insecure.

4

For ease of use and access OS X users may add the folder to the 'Sidebar'; if the filestore home folder is in the sidebar and the disk is not connected, clicking on the folder will initiate a connection and take the user directly to the login pane.