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SALA File Shares

Accessing the SALA Server

All studio shares, class shares, general shares, and special project shares are housed on the SALA server. Follow the instructions below to connect your system.  Note you must be either using a computer on a PSU network (including wireless), or be connected to the PSU VPN system to access the server.  Information on the VPN system can be found at http://kb.its.psu.edu/article/891
Windows 8 users see the note below for the VPN fix.

Before trying to get your personal laptop set up to connect, you might want to try from a lab machine to ensure you have proper permission to the server and folders you expect.  Sometimes people are missed on enrollment lists, and verifying from a lab system eliminates that possibility before trying from your laptop.  Contact AAIT (865-AAIT) if you have access problems from the lab.

Mac (Departmental/Studio):

  • From the Finder click the Go menu -> Connect to Server
  • Type in smb://shares.sala.psu.edu/Shares
    • You will be shown a list of folders you have access to. Once you are connected, you can click on the server in the sidebar of a Finder window to view the contents again

Mac (Laptops/Home machine):

  • You must be connected to the PSU Wireless on campus, or the ISP to PSU VPN system off campus.
  • You must download the "kerberos settings file" from downloads.its.psu.edu under the "File Transfer" category
    • Unzip the downloaded file if needed (Safari usually auto extracts, Firefox does not).
    • Move the unzipped "edu.mit.Kerberos" file to /Library/Preferences.  You can navigate in the Finder to Macintosh HD -> Library -> Preferences, or use the Go menu in the Finder to Go to Folder and type in /Library/Preferences.
    • Reboot your computer to ensure this file is activated.
  • You must ensure your date and timezone information are acurate or Kerberos will reject authentication.
    • Open System Preferences -> Date & Time
    • On the Date & Time tab make sure the Set date and time automatically box is checked
    • On the Time Zone tab make sure you are set to a city in the Eastern timezone (East coast of the US)
  • From the Finder click the Go menu -> Connect to Server
    • Type in smb://shares.sala.psu.edu/Shares
    • Enter your PSU userID and password when prompted for credentials.
    • You will be shown a list of folders you have access to. Once you are connected, you can click on the server in the sidebar of a Finder window to view the contents again.

IF you have trouble connecting, you can also try adding the edu.mit.kerberos file to your personal Library/Preferences folder

  • In the "Finder" -> "Go" -> "Go to Folder" window type in ~/Library/Preferences (the tilde is important!), OR on 10.7 and later hold the Option key when you click the "Go" menu and select "Library" from the list, and navigate to the "Preferences" folder.

PC (Departmental/Studio):

  • Open a file window (my computer, my documents, NOT a web browser window)
  • Enter the following into the address bar at the top
    • \\shares.sala.psu.edu\Shares and hit enter.
    • You should automatically be presented with a window that has all the folders that you have access to.
      OR
  • Click on the Start/Windows menu
  • Enter the server address in the search box.
    • \\shares.sala.psu.edu\Shares and press enter
    • You should automatically be presented with a window that has all the folders that you have access to.

PC (Personal/Home):

  • You must be connected to the PSU Wireless on campus or the ISP to PSU VPN system off campus.
  • You must download the kerberos settings file from downloads.its.psu.edu under "File Transfer" section.  Double click the downloaded "psuksetup.reg" file and confirm adding it to the registry.
  • You must also ensure your date and timezone information are acurate or Kerberos will reject authentication.
    • Right click on the time in the lower right of your screen and select Adjust date/time
    • Under the Date and Time tab make sure the Timezone is Eastern Time
    • Under the Internet Time tab make sure it is set to Synchronize with an internet time server
  • Open a file window (my computer, my documents, NOT a web browser window)
  • Enter the following into the address bar at the top
    • \\shares.sala.psu.edu\Shares and hit enter.
    • You should automatically be presented with a window that has all the folders that you have access to.  If you are prompted for a login, make sure to enter userid@dce.psu.edu as it's probably trying your local machine account by default.
      OR
  • Click on the Start/Windows button in the lower left
  • Enter the server address in the search box.
    • \\shares.sala.psu.edu\Shares and press enter
    • You should automatically be presented with a window that has all the folders that you have access to.  If you are prompted for a login, make sure to enter userid@dce.psu.edu as it's probably trying your local machine account by default.
       

New shares and share access changes on SALA server

Faculty and staff who would like to request a new share, or add users to an existing share, need to complete a request.  The quickest and easiest way is to use the RNS Form.  Students automatically have access to a share for their studio year as well as the general share.  Course and project specific shares are only granted access upon request by using this form.

You may also use the old Paper Form if you like, but it will be a slower process and requires the following items.  Note the share name to create or modify in section 3 of the form (noting SALA server as well), and the list of users by PSUid and the desires access rights in the notes section 4.  Modifications to sub folders (i.e. the creation of dropbox or distribution folders) in an existing share for existing users on the share do not require a form, just open a Footprints ticket with the request, or better yet use the RNS form!
 


Accessing CLC Account Spaces (U-drive/PASS space)

Note that there are shortcut items in the Applications folder on the lab macs for both the U-drive and PASS space.

To access your U-drive from your personal mac, please see http://kb.its.psu.edu/article/1282.

To access your PASS from your personal or lab/studio Windows 7 machine, click start and type \\win.pass.psu.edu in the search box and hit enter.

For Windows XP, open a file window (my computer, my documents, NOT a web browser window) and in the address bar at the top, type in \\win.pass.psu.edu and hit enter. You will be asked for your access account userID and password on a personal machine, or taken directly to the PASS home on a lab machine. The folder named with your userID is your personal PASS space.

To access your U-drive from a lab/studio Windows 7 machine, click start and type \\udrive.win.psu.edu in the search box and hit enter.

For Windows XP, open a file window (my computer, my documents, NOT a web browser window) and in the address bar at the top, type in \\udrive.win.psu.edu and hit enter. In the window that opens, open the folder of your first initial, followed by your middle initial, followed by your userID to drill down to your U-drive folder.

To access your U-drive from your personal Windows machine, please see http://clc.its.psu.edu/diskspace/udrive/mappsuspace