Connect to VPN

Access N Drive

Migrate files from N:\Drive to OneDrive

Remote Desktop Connection

Virtual Applications 

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Connect to VPN

The VPN uses the public Internet to connect a remote computer, such as a home computer or a laptop, securely to the UWaterloo network. The underlying principle is to make the remote computer seem as if it were physically connected to the campus network.

Access N Drive

Some students, faculty and staff are unable to open or locate files saved locally which would normally be accessed on a campus lab computer. If you are not on a campus lab computer, to access files locally you will need to map your N:\ drive (network drive).

User: Server Address:
For Arts faculty, staff and graduate students \\artsfileu.uwaterloo.ca\artshome$\userid
For Psychology staff, faculty and graduate students \\files\users$\userid
For Renison staff and faculty \\renfileu.uwaterloo.ca\renhome$\userid
For St. Paul’s staff and faculty \\stpfileu.uwaterloo.ca\stphome$\userid
For Arts undergrad students \\files.uwaterloo.ca\students$\userid
User: Server Address:
For Arts faculty, staff and graduate students smb://artsfileu.uwaterloo.ca/artshome$/userid
For Psychology staff, faculty and graduate students smb://files/users$/userid
For Renison staff and faculty smb://renfileu.uwaterloo.ca/renhome$/userid
For St. Paul’s staff and faculty smb://stpfileu.uwaterloo.ca/stphome$/userid
For Arts undergrad students smb://files.uwaterloo.ca/students$/userid

Migrate files from N:\Drive to OneDrive

Migrating the files on your N Drive (nexus drive) to OneDrive on Windows 10 or MacOS so the files can be easily accessed remotely from any device via web browser on portal.office.com.

Remote Desktop Connection

The remote desktop feature in Windows allows you to control your computer from another office or from home. Remote Desktop allows you to use the applications on your office computer, and access your data without being in your office.

Virtual Applications

In partnership with IST (Information Systems & Technology), the Arts Computing Office offers remote access to applications used in some courses. Remote access allows a student to run a piece of software without installing it locally on their computer or working in a computer lab. Access is restricted to students registered in courses that are set up to use remote access to software.

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