File Server Access

Employees of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University may need to access the college file server.

File server prep

Preparing file space

To complete the initial setup of your file server, follow these instructions.

This only needs to be done once EVER per person! If you have already followed these steps before or have used the file server, you can skip these steps. This does NOT need to be done for every computer, just once per person.

File server access

Accessing files

To connect to the file server and access WMU files while connected to WMU's network, follow these instructions.

Virtual Private Network

Access the file server through VPN while off campus.

Follow these instructions to connect to WMU's network as if you were on campus.

Windows platforms

Mac platforms

Creating favorites shortcuts on Windows

Follow these instructions to create shortcuts directly to specific folders on the file server.