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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 XP and/or Internet Explorer

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.

Add it to your Favorites!

Once you succeed with the steps to the left, make sure to add the new location to your IE favorites so you can skip all the initial steps next time.

IE 6 & IE 7 ISSUES

1) IE7 PROBLEM: If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7 and cannot access the web server, please email webmaster@esf.edu.

POSSIBLE IE7 SOLUTION: If the connection process via IE7 seems to be stalled, look behind the frontmost window on your screen (click on taskbar tabs to cycle through windows). The certificate-warning box (see step 4) may open behind a main window. Call 4858 with questions.

2) LOG-IN TWICE ISSUE: If the login box pops up twice requiring you to enter username and password a second time, just do it. Why? Beats me. --PO

Connecting with Internet Explorer 6 & 7 (IE)
IE8 users must use the "My Network Places" method

An IE browser window can be your access point to your files on the web. You will need IE 5.5, IE 6 or IE 7 (IE8 users must use the "My Network Places" method above).

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. In the File menu, select "Open..." (you must use this method; it will not work to enter the address in IE's regular browser address field).
  3. In the window that appears:
    1. Check the checkbox next to "Open as Web folder."
    2. In the "Open:" field, enter the full web address for the folder you want to access, e.g., https://wwwpublish.esf.edu/ere/smith/
    3. Double check the address:
      1. https (not http)
      2. wwwpublish (not www)
      3. / at the end (place / after folder name)
    4. Click OK (If at any point you see a warning about a certificate, accept it (click "yes" or "continue" or whatever word of acceptance is used).
  4. You should see a login box. If it is a 3-field box, put "esfadmin (or students)" in the domain box. If it's a 2-field box, your username should be in the form: "esfadmin\username (or students\username)" If you have an esf.edu email account, use the associated password. Students should try their MyESF password. If that doesn't work, try your syr email or 'default' password. See this page for help.
  5. Connect.

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 IE 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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