IT Services enable off campus access to your Salford home filestore, and other shared network drives.
Please note: The use of Internet Explorer 7 is recommended for this facility.
Use your University network username and password to login.
F: Drive access - Staff and Students please use this link to access your F: Drive. Please remember to select the Logout option after using this service. A User Guide is available if you need any help.
All access to University of Salford equipment is recorded and may be logged to individual file level. All University regulations apply to use of this service. Your attention is particularly drawn to the statement regarding the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000
Please include the following information in your message:
- The date and time you have attempted to connect
- The make and version of your browser - Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla Firefox, Opera.
- The type of internet connection - Dialup, Broadband, dsl, etc.
- The name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) - BT, AOL, NTL.
- The IP address you are attempting to connect from
- An exact transcription of any error message, preferably cut and pasted from the browser window
Having these details available before calling will allow us to deal with your problem in a more effective manner.
Please read the following information as it may contain a solution to the problem you are having.
This service is known to have problems with some browsers. It should work as expected with Firefox and Internet Explorer.
There is an issue with the security setting in IE7. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Security and un-select TLS1.0
If you are behind a firewall, you must have port 8009 open in order to use the system.
If you have problems accessing the service while running a personal firewall, please disable this (briefly) and try accessing without the firewall. IT Services cannot provide help or advice if it is suspected that your firewall may be blocking your access.
If you are using any kind of proxy service, then you must be able to make an SSL (secure) connection on port 8009. Note that many broadband service providers force you to use their proxy service. If the proxy does not allow SSL connections on port 8009 you will be unable to connect.
If you are accessing the service from a corporate network, please consult your local network administrator before contacting IT Services. It may be that there are local policies in force to prevent you accessing this service.
The security certificate is signed by the University of Salford. Your browser will probably not recognise us as a trusted signer. You may need to adjust your security settings so that your browser prompts you to accept unknown certificates.
Read the Service Level Agreement (SLA) document for Distributed Computing Service.