A reminder that your "Home" (H: drive) share will change this week, Friday July 17. Here's the announcement from the OIT weekly email, last week:
On July 17th the active directory team and FAST will be coordinating the move of OIT home folders to a new file share. This is necessary due to the decommissioning of the servers that the shares currently reside. Most Windows users see these shares as their H drive. For most Windows users the move will be mostly transparent.
The home directories will be migrated beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 17, and will be available at the new location beginning at 10 p.m. that same night.
Issues for Windows users to be aware of:
If you are syncing folders such as your My Documents folder, changes may need to be done to continue the sync. Please send OIT Fast an e-mail so that we can coordinate the sync changes for your computer.
If you regularly use previous versions function for files in your home directory there will be few available after the move. Backups will still be available for 45 day using the traditional regular back up process. Let FAST know if you need something restored.
Mac users will experience the home directory move more directly. If you currently use the "connect to server" utility on your Mac to mount your home directory you will need to use the new location following the move. The old location is:
The new location will be:
If you need assistance connecting to the new share after July 17th, please let OIT FAST know so they can promptly assist you.
If you haven't used your home folder on your Mac previously, directions for connecting to it are available at the OIT FAST web site, and will be updated shortly to reflect the new location. If you've never used the home folder on a Mac or a Windows computer it may not yet exist. Please log into an OIT Windows computer once for it to be created or contact OIT Fast so we can manually create it.