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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 connect to a web folder by mapping them it as a network place/drive on your computer. Note that this is a live connection to your web content and not a local copy of your files.

Windows 7 (and 8)

Mapping a Network Drive

  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 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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