CAH faculty and staff can find administrative resources on the college’s STAFF-RESOURCES shared folder, including files pertaining to budget, curriculum, faculty development, graduate support, marketing, personnel, policy & procedure, research, tech fee proposals and more.

All staff and faculty members in the college have read-only access to the STAFF-RESOURCES shared folder on the file server. Individuals may also have access to unit- or project-specific folders.

To request access to additional folders, contact your chair/director.

For technical support, contact cahserver@ucf.edu.

Accessing the file server

If you are off-campus, you must use VPN to join the UCF network before you can access shared folders on the file server.

On a PC

For computers on the university’s NET domain:

  1. Open Windows Explorer (Windows Key + E).
  2. On the left you should see a list of drives. Choose the S Drive: cah (\\net.ucf.edu) (S:).
  3. You will see the top directory of the college file server.

For computers NOT on the domain:

  1. Open Windows Explorer (Windows Key + E).
  2. Type the following in the address bar, then press Enter: \\net.ucf.edu\cah.
  3. Fill in your NID credentials to authenticate:
    Username: NET\[NID]
    Password: [NID password]
  4. You will see the top directory of the college file server.

On a MAC

  1. From the Finder (your desktop), type Command + K, or navigate in the top menu as follows: Go > Connect to Server…
  2. In the pop-up dialog, under Server Address, type smb://net.ucf.edu/cah/.
  3. Click the + icon to add the server address to your favorite servers, so that you can quickly access it in the future.
  4. Click Connect.
  5. Fill in your NID credentials to authenticate.
  6. Once the connection is complete, you will see the top directory of the college file server.

If you are already connected to the share on a Mac but having trouble navigating back to it,

  1. Type Command + Shift + C, or navigate in the top menu as follows: Go > Computer.
  2. You will see a list of all local, external and network drives to which you are connected. Navigate to the appropriate drive.

Connecting to the university’s VPN

In order to use the university VPN on a PC, Cisco AnyConnect client is required. Cisco AnyConnect is pre-installed on workstations that are connected to the university’s NET domain. Simply open the client and authenticate with your NID credentials to connect to the UCF VPN.

If your computer is not on the domain (personal computers and many university-owned laptops), you will need to download and install the Cisco AnyConnect client.

If you have sufficient privileges to install software, or if you are using a personal computer, you can find installation instructions in the knowledge base article for UCF Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access.

For help installing the client, contact UCF IT Support. You can submit a ticket at ucf.service-now.com by navigating to Request a Service > Software Request.