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Saunders Technical Support provides file services to our faculty and staff in the form of the H: and P: drive. Both of these drives are backed up on a routine basis and are stored on a secure server.
Saunders File Servers
The H: drive is used for groups of individuals that wish to share files with other individuals. A hierarchy has been created for various divisions and committees to share files as well as groups of people to setup project folders. Folders on the H: drive are restricted to certain individuals. If you would like a new folder created on the H: drive or require access to an existing folder, please make contact with Saunders Technical Support and we will work with the owner of the folder to fulfill your request.
The P: drive is used by individuals to save personal files in a safe and secure location. The P: Drive should be used instead of my Documents. P: drives are not shared with multiple users. This is what the H: drive is for. Each faculty and staff member is encouraged to store any important files on the P: drive. Because Saunders Technical Support does not backup individual workstations, by storing files on the P: drive, users do not need to worry should their computer fail.
Off Campus Issues
If are using a computer that is not managed by Saunders, then you'll need to use the RIT VPN Client to connect to our file servers. All Saunders managed computers are configured so that VPN is not required from off campus.
Connecting to Saunders File Services
While file services like the H: and P: drive are automatic for Saunders managed computers, there are several other file services available that some of our users require.
On Windows, open File Explorer and manually type in \\main.ad.rit.edu and press enter.
If you are using a Saunders managed computer, you shouldn't be prompted for a username and password. If you are using a personal computer, be sure to add MAIN\ in front of your username.
Once connected, go to Shares \ SCB. Then you should be able to see all of the Saunders shares. The H: drive is under SCB_Shared and your P: drive is under SCB_Personal.
MacOS / OS X
From Finder, click Connect to Server under the Go menu.
When prompted for your username and password, select Registered User.
For Name, enter your RIT Computer Account username preceded by main\. Example: main\abcbbu
For Password, enter your RIT Computer Account password. We recommend you do not save the password in your keychain.
How to Map H: and P: Drives on Saunders Managed Computer
Navigate to C:\SCB\Support and double-click on the H and P file. This will run a script to automatically connect you to the H: and P: drives.