The Computer Studio provides students and faculty with a fast file server which can be used to store files, provide demos or collect assignments. The file server is not to be considered permanent storage and students are responsible for backing up their work on to a laptop, usb drive, or thunderbolt drive.

Computer Studio Access to File Servers

Windows Access to File Server:
Mapping a Network Drive (requires Windows 8)

Connecting to the Art & Design File Server

Step 1

Use the GO menu and select "Connect to Server."

Connect to Server

Select a server from the list provided or type the server name into the "Select Address" field.
The name could be either "" or "" depending on what class you are enrolled in.

Enter your Class ID and password which was given to you by your instructor and click "Connect."

Connect Login

Select the appropriate volume from the list and click "OK."
In most classes, there will only be one choice.

Mounted Volumes

Step 2

Your Class File Server will appear as an icon on the desktop and you can copy files to and from the sever. It functions just like a USB disk. (Note: on a laptop, it may not show up on the desktop. This can be turned on/off in Finder-> Preferences -> Show Connected Servers on Desktop.)

Mounted HD

Step 3

Once connected, you will be able to browse the files on your class server. Your instructor will inform you in which directory your files may be stored. Be sure you use descriptive names when saving to avoid confusion. Using part of your name and/or initials or creating a folder of your own to keep your files in can help tremendously.

Be sure to disconnect from the server when you are finished by either:
dragging it to the trash (which will change to an eject icon);
or control-click (right-click) on the server disk and select "Eject."

Connecting to the Art & Design File Server from Windows 8

From a Computer/Files window, go to "Computer" and select "Map Network Drive."

Type in the appropriate server in the "Folder" field. It should read:
Note: Be sure to use the appropriate artserver (artserver1, artserver2, artserver3, or artserver4) for your class.

Check the "Reconnect" and "Connect using different credentials" (***Very important***)

The Drive you select should be unused -- usually X, Y, or Z.

When prompted, fill in the course login name and password. Optionally, click the "Remember my credentials" checkbox to avoid having to re-login each time the server is used.

When correctly mapped, the server should show up in the list of drives/folders for your computer.

*** You may have to connect with the VPN client for these steps to work - it depends on which network you are using and your computer configuration. If the previous steps result in an error after a few attempts, connect to the campus VPN first, then attempt the server connection.