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Campus Active Directory Services at UVM

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Off-Campus access: Home

Documentation, information, discussions, and announcements concerning UVM's Active Directory based File Sharing, Printer Sharing and other Windows Server platform based services.

Connecting to your files from off-campus:

Different solutions for different people

Unfortunately, there is no quick answer to the question of “how do I access my files at home?”  The appropriate solution for off-campus access depends on the type of work you need to do.

Read through the following questions… the answers will determine the best solution for you:


Decision Tree:

Are you using a laptop (mobile) or a desktop computer?

  1. Laptop:
    Is this the same computer that you use at work?

    1. Yes:
      Do you have a “broadband” connection at home?
      (i.e. DSL or Cable Modem)?

      1. Yes:
        Follow the directions for “Using the Cisco AnyConnect Client”.

      2. No:
        Follow the directions for "Using Webfiles"

    2. No:
      Follow the directions for "Using Webfiles"

  2. Desktop:
    Do you work with shared database files from home (i.e. Microsoft Access or Lotus Approach)?
    Hint:  If you do not know the answer, it probably is “No”.

    1. Yes:
      Do you have a “broadband” connection at home
      (i.e. DSL or Cable Modem)?

      1. Yes:
        Follow the directions for “Using the Cisco AnyConnect Client”.  Also, consider requesting a laptop computer for work-at-home.  Shared home computers generally are less secure than institutionally-managed systems, and often are not suitable for accessing sensitive institutional data.

      2. No:
        Get broadband service for your home.  Shared databases require use of a true file server protocol that only can be accessed from off campus via a VPN tunnel, such as AnyConnect.

    2. No:
      Follow the directions for "Using WebFiles"