UTAD Account Management v4.5

User Server Directory Information


When you register for classes, space on a UTAD domain server is reserved for your use. Two types of areas are created. One for your roaming profile and one for your home directory (see below).  The total space you are allotted is a total for both of these areas. This amount is 50MB. The home directory is space that will be available for you to store files and then access them remotely through a netbios path. See the bottom section of the page for how to access your home directory through a netbios path.

Problems often occur when you near the limit of your profile quota, making it difficult to log off the network or store anymore documents. There are several ways to view your home directory to clear space if your profile quota is reaching 50 MB. On a computer located on campus; click on My Computer, and then on H:. Any files you erase on there will increase the amount of free space you have.

Currently there is not a procedure for restoring lost data, but plans are moving in that direction.

UTAD Domain User Roaming Profiles

A roaming profile allows you to log onto any computer on campus and see a relatively similar desktop. Information that is stored in your profile are things like: Outlook settings, Desktop wallpaper and shortcuts, and files in your My Documents folder. Sometimes your profile can get corrupted. In that case go to http://myutaccount.utoledo.edu and choose Reset Profile. This will reset your desktop back to the Windows standard but it will NOT delete any folders in your My Documents folder. The first time you log in after resetting your profiles it will display a message saying you have to log out and back in to finalize resetting.

UTAD Domain User Home Directories

When you activate your account you will be shown a path for your home directory. It will look something like this \\ne10.utad.utoledo.edu\volume$\userid (where userid will be your userid, and where ne10 will be a server which has been selected to store your college's home directories on.

For users who are trying to access their home directory using an Apple computer the IP address is shown for the server containing your home directory. This is entered by going to the chooser, finding the IP server and entering the address displayed when activating your UTAD account. When you browse the server look for your userid to find your home directory.

Access your home directory from UT Labs Campus Housing Off Campus

Accessing your home directory from UT Labs

Your home directory can be accessed via the H: drive in a UT Lab. To do this go to My Computer, then double click on the H:

Accessing your home directory from Campus Housing

You have two choices when accessing your home directory from campus housing. Below is a description on how to access your home directory using NetBIOS from a windows machine. The alternate approach is to use a web browser using WEBDAV.

NetBIOS path

To access your home directory from a computer linked to the Internet, you have to have the computer you are using set up to use the "Client for Microsoft Networks" or "Microsoft Family Login" AND you have to have a user on your machine with the same user login as your userid on the UTAD domain.

To setup network login prompt do these steps:

  • Click on Start
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Control Panel
  • Click on Network
  • Under Primary Network Logon set it to "Client for Microsoft Networks" or "Microsoft Family Login" (whichever is in your particular operating system's list)
  • Click OK until you get out of Network and back to the Control Panel
  • Close the control panel (or if you have not created a user yet go to the next steps below)

To create a user with the same name as your UTAD userid:

  • Click on Start
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Control Panel
  • Click on User Settings
  • Click on New User
  • Create a user with the same login id as the login id you were assigned when you activated your UTAD account.

To enable using the DNS name rather than the IP address of your homedirectory path you will have to add a WINS entry to your TCP/IP configuration:

  • Click on Start
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Control Panel
  • Click on Network
  • Click on the configuration tab
  • Click tcp/ip to highlight it
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on WINS tab
  • Click to enable WINS resolution
  • Click to add primary WINS server
  • Enter 131.183.1.175

One you have the first two procedures above finished then you will be able to map a drive from a remote computer (the one you did these steps on). The third procedure lets you use  the DNS name for your home directory (similar to \\ne10.utad.utoledo.edu\jstudent$ ) rather than its I.P. address (something like \\13.183.0.999) If you have forgotten the path to your home directory go to http://myutaccount.utoledo.edu, enter your UT I.D. number and birth date, then at the UTAD utility menu screen choose "View your UTAD account information".

Accessing your home directory from Off Campus

To access your home directory from off campus you will need to use a web browser. Click on the WEBDAV link for information on accessing your home directory using a web browser WEBDAV

Glossary

UTAD Userid

When you registered at UT (or were hired as an employee) you were assigned a unique userid to access the UTAD networked computers. This userid is usually the first initial of your first name and the first 6 letters of your last name (in the event of duplicates a number is added to it). If you do not remember your userid go to http://myutaccount.utoledo.edu/, enter your UT I.D. number and birthday and when you get to the menu screen click on View your UTAD account information.