FAQs

Department Share FAQs

Many users refer to department shares as the "S drive".  Department shares are files and folders stored in our datacenter and shared over the network that only individuals that have been granted access can view.  Storing files in the department shares is a secure way to collaborate with other employees.  Files stored in the department shares are regularly backed up in case of system or disk failures.

Department shares can be viewed on a campus PC by opening "File Explorer" and typing "\\nsccfs\DeptData" in the address bar.

Department shares can be viewed on a campus Mac by using the Finder. Click on the "Go" menu in the title bar.  Click "Connect to server".  Type "smb://nsccfs/DeptData" then click "Connect".  Choose "Registered user" and type in your campus username in the "Name" field.  Type your campus password in the "Password" field and click "Connect".

Department share access is granted through the security groups that you have been assigned.  If you are in an Academic unit, your department secretary can add you to the Outlook group that controls your department share.  If you are in a Business unit, your Director can add you to the Outlook group that controls the department share. 

 

If your department is unable to add you to the necessary Outlook group, please send an access request to helpdesk@nscc.edu.