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Campus Active Directory Services at UVM


How-To: Home

Documentation, information, discussions, and announcements concerning UVM's Active Directory based File Sharing, Printer Sharing and other Windows Server platform based services.
Welcome to the Campus Active Directory Service How-To Library

Here, we're building a collection of instructions for using UVM's central Campus Active Directory Service. This library is a new effort, so expect to see new content appearing regularly.

Off-campus Access

In order to connect to Windows resources from off-campus, you either need to install and run the AnyConnect VPN Client, or you need to use an alternate access method. See Off-Campus access.

File Servers

The Windows and Active Directory Services team operates one primary file server for the hosting of departmental shared data, and redirected Windows "My Documents" directories.  For information on connecting to resources on the file server, see File Server Access.

Using Previous Version to restore files

You can recover files without having to call an administrator if it hasn’t been more than a couple weeks. The file server makes several snapshots of the shared (S:) and personal folders (MyDocs and H:) each day that can be conveniently accessed through the Previous Versions tab in the properties of a file or folder. See .

Checking Your Storage Quota Usage on

Users of Windows file services are allocated either 10 or 25 Gb or storage space in \\\{NetID}, based on their needs.  Information checking this quota can be found on the Managing your network storage page.

Networked Printers

We host hundreds of shared network printers on several servers as part of Campus Active Directory Services. Installing them on workstations is easy. See Installing Network Printers.

Managing Active Directory Resources from Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

Many departments manage their own groups and other resources in Active Directory. The tools needed to perform these management tasks are bundled into the Remote Server Administration Tools, which can easily be installed on a management workstation. See Installing and Using RSAT.

Problem: "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed."

The quickest solution to this issue is to unjoin the workstation from the domain, and then rejoin it. See Fixing a workstation's trust relationship.