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Central File Services

NDSU File Services provide NDSU employees with a secure location to store and back-up files, and also provide an easy method for sharing files with others within and across departments.

Overview

NDSU's Central File Services includes data storage, backup and sharing for departments and individuals. File Services are commonly referred to as Windows File Services or the S:, X:, and U: drives:

  • S: drive for department shared folders and files
  • X: drive for cross-department shared folders and files
  • U: drive for individual user's storage

Help, consultation, training

Security

Email: ndsu.itso@ndsu.edu

IT Help Desk

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this solution

Availability

24/7/365 [*Standard outages]

Cost

University-funded: no charge.

Requirements

Software Requirements:

  • To be supported by Desktop Support in the domain, computers must be running up to date and supported Operating Systems. 

Hardware Requirements:

  • Hardware that is approximately 5 years of age or newer will be supported. All HP systems should be able to join the domain.

Getting Started

This section should contain some basic information about what you need to get started with using this solution.

Best Practices

Data Security

Suitable for data protected by FERPA, and suitable for IRB data and Intellectual Property. If you are storing data that may be impacted by export control restrictions, please contact NDSU's chief IT security officer at ndsu.itso@ndsu.edu.

Central File Services is NOT suitable to store Personal (Non-NDSU) Information 

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Keywords:service, files, sharing, storage, s drive, s, u drive, x drive, s, u, x, shared drive, personal drive, department shared   Doc ID:99453
Owner:Jeff G.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-03-25 12:31 CDTUpdated:2021-12-21 10:47 CDT
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