Remote Access to your SILS Home Directory (From Windows)
Your SILS home directory (storage.unc.edu) can be accessed from off campus using the UNC VPN client. For instructions on installing and configuring the VPN client for your computer visit this link: http://help.unc.edu/2502 . Once you have successfully established a VPN connection to campus, you can map an available drive letter to your SILS home directory.
Right-click on Computer (in the Start menu) for Windows 7 or Windows Vista and choose Map Network Drive... from the pop-up menu.
From the top box in the dialog, choose a drive letter. (On the SILS lab computers, I: is used for the storage.unc.edu home folder and H: for your personal home folder on storage.unc.edu, but you may use any letter.)
To map to storage.unc.edu's home folder (which contains everyone's personal folder), type
\\storage.unc.edu\sils\users in the Folder dialog box. (Clicking the Browse button will probably not work.) To map to your personal folder, type
\\storage.unc.edu\sils\users\onyen, replacing onyen with your actual Onyen.
If you log in to your laptop with the same username and password that you use in the lab, you can skip this step. If your username and password on the lab computers are different than the ones on your laptop, you need to click Connect using a different user name. In the user name area, put
ad\onyen , replacing onyen with your actual Onyen. In the password area, enter your onyen password. Click OK.
If you'd like for your computer to try to connect to your home directory (storage.unc.edu) every time you turn it on, you can check Reconnect at logon.
Click Finish. The mapped drive will open in a new window. If you open Computer, you will see your mapped drive(s) in the window.
To connect to your SILS home directory (storage.unc.edu) on a Mac, see Remote Access to your SILS Home Directory (From a Mac)
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