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Configuration Details

SERVER (Host) LOCATION:

https://wwwpublish.esf.edu
(NOTE: https used instead of http & wwwpublish instead of www)

DOMAIN\USERNAME & PASSWORD
Domain & username are usually entered together, separated by a backslash: \

Faculty & Staff:

  • DOMAIN\USERNAME: esfadmin\username
    (username same as for esf.edu email, i.e., username@esf.edu)
  • PASSWORD: same as esf.edu email/webmail (NOT faculty/staff login password)

Students:

  • DOMAIN\USERNAME: www\username
    (username same as for syr.edu email, i.e., username@syr.edu)
  • PASSWORD: same as syr.edu email/webmail

Connecting with Windows

Microsoft Windows lets you create a connection to ESF's web servers by mapping them as a network place/drive on your computer. Note that creating this connection is a live connection to your web content - not a local copy of your files.

Windows 8 users: Instructions are coming soon, but expect them to be similar to Windows 7.

Windows 7

In Windows 7, connections are set up by mapping a network drive.

Mapping a Network Drive in Windows 7

  1. Choose "Computer" in the Start menu.
  2. Choose "Map network drive" from the toolbar or by right clicking in the Network Location region.
  3. Select a drive letter you'd like to use.
  4. For Folder, enter the path to the folder you wish to access:
    https://wwwpublish.esf.edu/ere/smith/
    Enter address carefully:
    1. https (not http);
    2. wwwpublish (not www);
    3. / at the end
  5. If you are logged in to your computer as your permitted account, click finish. If not, check the "Connect using different credentials" box and click Finish. You should then be prompted to enter your username and password -- for example:
    1. esfadmin\janedoe1
      Enter username carefully:
      1. include esfadmin;
      2. use \ not / in username.
    2. 1234abcd (your password)

You should now see a window with icons for your folders and files. You may drag, drop, open, copy and/or delete just as you would with any other files and folders on your computer. Remember that the files in this window are live web files! If you wish to keep two copies—a master on your computer and one on the web server—you must drag-and-drop or otherwise copy the file to and from this window.

By default, this should reconnect every time you log in to your computer as the drive letter you selected in step 3. You can save directly to this space if you're exporting files - just remember, these are live on the web.

Windows Vista

Windows Vista is similar to but slightly different from the Windows 7 instructions above.

Creating Network Locations in Windows Vista

  1. Select "Computer" in the Start menu.
  2. In "Computer" Right-Click an open area on the right side of the Window, then select "Add a Network Location". The "Add Network Location Wizard" will appear. Click "Next".
  3. When asked, "Where do you want to create this network location?" select Choose a custom network location. Click "Next".
  4. When asked to "Specify the location of your website" in the Internet or network address field, enter the WebDAV filepath to your folder:
  5. https://wwwpublish.esf.edu/.../
    (For ... substitute your folder, e.g., https://wwwpublish.esf.edu/efb/kimmerer , https://wwwpublish.esf.edu/outreach/k12/, etc.)

  6. Click "Next".
  7. Enter your User Name and Password when prompted (you may be prompted more than once):
  8. esfadmin\username (faculty/staff) OR www\username (student)
    password

  9. When asked, "What do you want to name this location?" enter a label of your choosing (for instance "My Site" or "EFB 123" etc.). Click "Next".
  10. When you see "Completing the Add Network Location Wizard" Check the box "Open the network location when I click Finish" and Click "Finish" (it may take some time for the Web Folder to open the first time).

A Network Location has been created in the "Network Location" section of Computer with the label you choose. (Hint: You can Right-click the Network Location and select "Send to... Desktop" to create an additional shortcut on your desktop).

When connected, you should see a window with an icon(s) for your folder(s). You may drag, drop, open, copy and/or delete just as you would with any other files and folders on your computer. Remember that the files in this window are live web files! If you wish to keep two copies -- a master on your computer and one on the web server -- you must drag-and-drop or otherwise copy the file to and from this window.

Windows XP

Updates to Internet Explorer have rendered past Internet Explorer-based solutions inoperable. Much like Windows 7 and Vista, you can create a Network Place in Windows XP for connecting to our server.

Connecting with My Network Places

  1. Choose "My Network Places" in the Start menu.
  2. Choose "Add a Network Place."
  3. If using the connection wizard, select, "Choose another network location," (not MSN Communities)
  4. In the network address/server field, enter the path to the folder you wish to access, using https://wwwpublish.esf.edu -- for example:
    https://wwwpublish.esf.edu/ere/smith/
    Double check the address: https (not http); wwwpublish (not www); / at the end (place / after folder name)
  5. Click Next, then enter your username and password -- for example:
    esfadmin\janedoe1
    1234abcd

    Double check the username: include esfadmin; use \ not / in username.

You should now see a window with icon(s) for your folder(s). You may drag, drop, open, copy and/or delete just as you would with any other files and folders on your computer. Remember that the files in this window are live web files! If you wish to keep two copies -- a master on your computer and one on the web server -- you must drag-and-drop or otherwise copy the file to and from this window.


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