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Category: Network Storage

Connecting to Dept of TECH I: and S: Student Drives

To connect to either share off-campus you will need to download and install the ISU Cisco AnyConnect Client found here: Once installed launch the AnyConnect Client application and connect to the ISU network with your ulid and password. Once connected, open file explorer and click “This PC”, then navigate to the top toolbar and click “Computer” and then “Map a network drive”. Note you will need to do this twice, once for each drive […]

How to Sync Teams Files

Microsoft Teams is accessible without a VPN connection and can be accessed through as well as both Desktop and iOS/Android apps. To make it easier to move files into Teams, follow the video below to setup a folder that will sync/upload files into your Team. Any files added to this folder will sync into your Team. You can also upload folders and files through the Teams interface using the Upload button.

Connecting to and Accessing OneDrive (Windows 10)

OneDrive is provided to all members of ISU and provides 1TB (1000GB) of storage. It can be accessed from work or personal computers without a VPN connection. There are two ways to access OneDrive: To access OneDrive though the web, navigate to in a web browser and click the OneDrive icon.  To access OneDrive as a regular folder on your computer, search for “OneDrive” in the start menu and open it: It will prompt […]

Connecting to and Accessing Teams (Windows 10)

There are 3 ways to interact with an Office 365 Team: Teams can be accessed on the web by going to and clicking the “Teams” icon.  Teams can also be accessed through the Teams desktop or mobile applications which can be found in Software Center and directly from Microsoft here: Files stored in Teams can also be interacted with through a standard file folder window via the following steps: Navigate to your Team documents in the […]

Connecting to Traditional Network Folders/Drives

When you sign into an ISU computer, your network drives should automatically map to drive letters. A folder containing shortcuts to your department and personal folder (if you have one) is also created on the desktop and is named “ISU Network Folders”.  Some programs require a drive letter to save or read from network resources, however the vast majority of the time it does not matter whether you use a shortcut or mapped drive letter. […]

Different Types of Network Storage at ISU

Traditional Server-Based Network Drives: Folders and drives in this category are often mapped to drive letters and referred to by their drive letter like “O” or “H”. These drive letters are arbitrary and simply point to a network path similar to a URL for a website. In general, these types of network resources are maintained at the College-Level. SharePoint: SharePoint is an Office 365 product that is a cloud based alternative to traditional server based […]