During Summer 2008, the Technology Office will work to insure that all computers in faculty, staff, and adjunct/graduate/emeritus offices are setup to login to the Temple domain (Active Directory system). The Temple domain allows you access to a number of University resources including Shared drive, personal network drive space, and automatic updates for Antivirus and other University-supported software.
During the transition process, it may be necessary for technicians to reset your Temple domain password in order to login to your computer and transfer your data files to your new login profile. If we do, we will leave instructions for you how to login using the temporary password and how to change your password to something you'll remember.
Temple domain passwords are part of the new TUSecure initiative. That means, you'll be able to use the same password that you use for TUPortal and TUMail to login to your computer. In order to establish this single-sign-on password, you will be required to change your password at least every 180 days.
Your Temple domain login is portable and can beused to access any other computer that is attached to the Temple domain. Thus, if your computer is not working or unavailable for any time, you can move to another office to continue work. NOTE: only files that you save to the P: (Personal) or S: (Shared) drive will be available from other computers. If you only save to “My Documents”, you will not be able to access those files from another computer.
If you had data saved locally to your computer that does not appear when you login to the Temple domain, please submit a Help Request Online to have your data files copied from your old login to the new Temple login.
Being a part of the Temple Network allows you access to network drives where you can backup and share files and data. Once, you have successfully logged in to the “Temple domain,” you will see two additional “drives” available in the “My Computer” window:
The P drive is personal, private space made available to you on the server. Anything you store in this drive can only be seen by you when you are logged into the network. This drive is backed up daily and is a secure place to store your data (rather than in your My Documents folder on your computer). If your computer becomes nonoperational for any reason, you will be able to access your data from another computer in the College and recover your data from the P: drive when your computer is replaced or repaired.
Personal Drive Etiquette – There are currently no limitations set on the amount of data you can transfer to your P drive. We anticipate most faculty will require no more than 500mb of space. If space becomes an issue, we may need to place limits on the types/size of files that can be stored (e.g. no music files, etc.) Back-up is good: You are encouraged to establish a weekly, monthly, or semesterly back-up of your "My Documents" folder to the P: drive.
The S drive or “Shared drive” is a public space open to anyone logged into the College of Education Server (in other words, faculty and staff that have been joined to the server). You can place documents here for other colleagues to retrieve, edit, review, and collaborate. We have also begun storing some shared resources here, like copies of letterhead, student timesheet templates, or other frequently used files. The S Drive is also backed up regularly and represents a more secure storage location than your local drive.
Shared Drive Etiquette – In addition to a few folders shared college-wide, each department and center will have its own folder on the Shared drive. You will only have access to particular folders, depending on which department or group you belong to. You will only be able to create folders and save files within your designated department or group folder.
Although you will be able to login to your computer with “Temple” as your location on the sign-in screen, you will only be able to access the P: drive and S: drive when you are connected via hardwire connection on-campus at Temple. You will not be able to see the P: or S: drive from home, in the field, or when using a wireless connection, including Wireless4Owls
We are joining everyone to the server in hopes of 1) encouraging you to take advantage of this secure storage option, 2) giving you more options for sharing/collaboration, 3) allowing you to take advantage of TUSecure password management and 4) preparing for future projects which will require shared resources (like a shared calendar and shared contacts folders) and automated software installations/upgrades.