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CoArts

CoArts is our main college file server. 

Please be aware of Proper Naming Practices when putting files on the servers.

Connecting to CoArts

Windows:

  • You must be on a college provided machine that is properly configured for PSU kerberos authentication. If AAIT provided your system this should be in place.
  • You must be on a College of Arts and Architecture network, PSU wireless, or ISP to PSU VPN connection. This is for security reasons.
  • If you connect to shares often, you can create a shortcut on your desktop for easy future access:
    • Right click on your Desktop and choose New -> Shortcut
    • For the location, type in \\caa-coarts.arts.psu.edu\Shares and click Next
    • Name the shortcut anything you want, that is what will show on your Desktop. Click Finish
    • When you double click the shortcut, you'll see all the folders you have access to on the server. You can open multiple at once as needed.
  • You can also connect for single use as follows:
    • Open a window and in the address bar at the top type in \\caa-coarts.arts.psu.edu\Shares
    • You'll see all the folders you have access to on the server. You can open multiple at once as needed.

Mac

  • You must be on a computer that is properly configured for PSU kerberos authentication. If AAIT provided your system this should be in place.
  • You must be on a PSU network (including Wireless 2.0) or connected by VPN to PSU. This is for security reasons.
  • In the Finder click on the Go menu item and choose Connect to Server
  • For Server Address type in smb://caa-coarts.arts.psu.edu/Shares and click the + to add it to your favorites list, then click Connect
  • When prompted for authentication, type in your Penn State userid and password.
  • A Window will open that shows all shared folders you have access to.
  • You can drag a folder while holding the Option and Command keys to create a shortcut on your desktop for faster access later.