Labs and Classrooms
As a student at John Carroll University, you have
access to several network shares. A "network share" is
shared hard disk space on a server or computer that you have access
to over the network. You have access to these shares from
any computer on campus, including your residence hall room. These
shares are currently accessible ONLY from PCs or laptops on campus.
When you log on to a computer in one of the University
computer labs or classrooms, these drives are automatically mapped
for you. This means that we set up a connection to these
network shares and assign an arbitrary drive letter to each one. You
then have access to these drives through "Windows Explorer", "My
Computer" or through the Open and Save menu options in most
We can assign any letters to these drives, but we
use H: for home and P: for profile. Below you
will find an explanation of each of these drives, where they are,
and the access you have to each share.
Each of your network shares has a quota. You have been allotted
a limited amount of disk space for each share.
For example, when you open "My Computer" and highlight
your H: drive, it will tell you how much space you are using, and
how much space is free. If you are getting errors about not
being able to save files, or not enough disk space, that's probably
because you are either completely out of space, or the file you
are trying to save is too big. If this happens, you need
to remove old files you no longer need by deleting them or saving
them off onto removable disk (ie. CD-ROM, Floppy Disk,
USB Memory Key, etc.)
Your home directory is provided to you as a place
to save your documents--a "My Network Documents" directory. You
have full rights to this directory to do with as you want. Please
use this area to save all of your documents and files.
Location - \\kermit\shome$\[username] (For
John Doe with username jdoe - \\kermit\shome$\jdoe)
You have a roaming profile, which follows you from computer to
computer in the University labs and classrooms. This means
that your shortcuts and links on your desktop, as well as your
desktop background image follow you around. This also includes
Internet Explorer Favorites, how you view files in "Windows
Explorer", Microsoft Office settings, etc.
You can also save files directly to your desktop, or make folders
and save the files there. However, we strongly suggest that
you do NOT do this. Your H: drive has been provided for this
Although the desktop does provide an easily accessible location
for files when in a lab or classroom, it is not as easy from your
residence hall room. If you exceed your quota for your profile,
any changes you make to your profile, or any files you have saved
to your desktop will not be saved to the network. When you
log on to another PC, those files will be gone, and are not retrievable. These
risks make it unadvisable to save files to the desktop.
To make sure that your files are saved, please save
all files to your H: drive.
Location - \\kermit\sprofiles$\[username] (For John
Doe with username jdoe - \\kermit\sprofiles$\jdoe)