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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
To connect to the H: drive, P: drive, or any of the Saunders File Services from off campus, you must first establish a connection using the RIT VPN Client.
Connecting to all 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. All file services are located at \\main.ad.rit.edu\Shares\SCB. Connecting to this location will allow you to see all the various services we offer.
For OS X (Macs), please see the instructions below for connecting to the H: and P: drive using a Mac. Just enter in \\main.ad.rit.edu\Shares\SCB without the trailing \SCB_Shared or \SCB_Personal and you will be connected to all of the files.
To manually connect using Windows, start by opening File Explorer. In the top address bar where is shows This-PC, enter \\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.
How to Map H: and P: Drive Letters
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.
Personal Windows Computer
Start by opening File Explorer (press Windows Key & E), click on This PC, Computer, and Map Network Drive.
Select drive letter H: or any other free drive to use.
For the folder and enter: \\main.ad.rit.edu\Shares\SCB\SCB_Shared
Then uncheck Reconnect at logon and check Connect using a different credentials
For the P: drive, repeat these steps and select drive letter P: or any other free drive to use.
For the folder and enter: \\main.ad.rit.edu\Shares\SCB\SCB_Personal\abcbbu
Replace abcbbu with your RIT Computer Account username
Then uncheck Reconnect at logon and check Connect using different credentials
If you are using an RIT Computer, do not check Connect using different credentials.
Enter your RIT Computer Account username preceded by MAIN\ and then your RIT Computer Account Password and finally click OK.
Once the drive is mapped, you should be able to find it under Computer.
Personal Mac OS X Computer
From Finder, click Connect to Server under the Go menu.
For access to the H: Drive, please enter smb://main.ad.rit.edu/Shares/SCB/SCB_Shared.
For access to the P: Drive, please enter smb://main.ad.rit.edu/Shares/SCB/SCB_Personal/abcbbu. Replace abcbbu with your RIT Computer Account username.
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.