Connecting to the SBC-LTER Fileserver from Windows
Connecting from Windows XP
Connecting to the SBC-LTER fileserver from a Windows PC uses the Windows filesharing service, "SAMBA". Email SBC Help if you need assistance.
1. On the desktop, right-click on 'My Computer' and select 'Map Network Drive' (you are already logged into Windows **). From a folder view, choose 'Tools --> Map Network Drive'.
2. In the dialog box, the first free drive letter will show up in the dropdown box (U: in the example image). In the box below, type the name of the server and the 'shares folder':
- your home directory: \\sbcdata.lternet.edu\homes
- the SBC data disk: \\sbcdata.lternet.edu\sbc-data
3. You may be given a second dialog box asking for your username and password. If so, enter your SBC-LTER username and password, and click 'OK'.
4. The network drive will show up as "sbc-data on'Samba (version) File Server on sbc.lternet.edu". If you create a 'shortcut' to the server disk, then you will not need to map a drive each time. Clicking this shortcut will pop up the login box followed by the folder.
** Note: On Windows 9x/Me, you must log in to Windows (the local machine) with the same username and password that you use to map a network drive (the fileserver). To resolve this issue you will want to create a user account on your machine with the same username and password that you have on the SBC-LTER file server.