Cloud (Box)

Oregonstate provides users with unlimited storage on Box, but it isn't suitable for research documents.  Box is also a good way of transfering files between colleagues who are off campus as long as the data isn't confidential.  For how to setup box and what it's best uses are, check this: box.oregonstate.edu

 

How do I connect to the T: drive on Windows?

Step 0: If you are connecting from off campus, you will need to connect through the VPN

Step 1: Open the start menu. Then right click on Computer and select map network drive.

Start Menu > (rclick) Computer > Map network drive

Step 2: In the dialog box, select T for the drive letter, tick Connect using different credentials (you can tick Reconnect at logon if you want) and paste: "\\cos-dfs.science.oregonstate.edu\dfs-users" in the folder like so:

 

Step 2.5: Click finish.

Step 3: In the dialog box that pops up enter your ONID username and password:

Step 3.75: It should open up the folder like this:

Note: While you may be able to see all of the folders, you will only have access to certain folders.  If you don't have access to a folder that you should, ask your department to submit a ticket to us.

How do I connect to the T: drive on MacOS?

Step 0: If you are connecting from off campus, you will need to connect through the VPN

Step 1: Click finder icon in the dock

Step 1.5: Click "Connect to server..." from the "Go" menu at the top of the screen

Step 2: Enter "smb://cos-dfs.science.oregonstate.edu/dfs-users" as the Server Address

Step 2.95: Click connect

Step 3: Enter your ONID credentials

Step 3.5: Click connect again.

Step 4: It should look something like this:

 Note: While you may be able to see all of the folders, you will only have access to certain folders.  If you don't have access to a folder that you should, ask your department to submit a ticket to us.

How do I connect to the Z: drive on Windows?

Step 0: If you are connecting from off campus, you will need to connect through the VPN

Step 1: Open the start menu.  Then right click on Computer and select map network drive.

Start Menu > (rclick) Computer > Map network drive

Step 2: In the dialog box, select Z for the drive letter, tick Connect using different credentials (you can tick Reconnect at logon if you want) and paste: "\\pfs.cosine.oregonstate.edu\homes" in the folder like so:

 

Step 2.5: Click finish.

Step 3: In the dialog box that pops up enter your ONID username and password:

Step 3.75: It should open up the folder like this:

Note: These files aren't shared with anyone and you only have 10GB.  If you need more space, let us know.

How do I connect to the Z: drive from MacOS?

Step 0: If you are connecting from off campus, you will need to connect through the VPN

Step 1: Click finder icon in the dock

Step 1.5: Click "Connect to server..." from the "Go" menu at the top of the screen

Step 2: Enter "smb://pfs.cosine.oregonstate.edu/homes" as the Server Address

Step 2.95: Click connect

Step 3: Enter your ONID credentials

Step 4: It should look like this:

 Note: These files aren't shared with anyone and you only have 10GB.  If you need more space, let us know.

How do I Connect to my Work Computer with Remote Desktop

1. From your desktop, navigate through the start menu to open “Secure File Transfer Client”

2. Once the program opens, click on file in the menu bar and then click on “quick connect”.

3. Enter host as shell.cosine.oregonstate.edu along with your username.

4. Click yes to saving the new host key.

5. Enter your password

6. At this point your files should be shown in the right window. The files in your public_html directory will be related to the files served be the webserver at http://science.oregonstate.edu/~USERNAME/