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Using SAS Novell Servers

Before attempting to log in to Novell for the first time, obtain your username and initial password from your departmental administrator or Unit Computing Manager.  In most cases, the username is your first initial followed by your last name (e.g. JBLOGGS for "Joe Bloggs").

Logging On

When you start your computer you should see a Novell Login window:

To log in, type in your username and password and click "OK."  (Make sure the "Workstation Only" box is not checked).

The first time you log in, you will receive a message that your password has expired.  Click "Yes" to change the password. Your new password must be 7 or more characters. The password will expire every 90 days, after which you will get another message and opportunity to change it.

If you need to change your password but don't have access to a Novell Client, you can use the web-based Password Change Utility:

https://secure.sas.rutgers.edu/apps/pwchange/

If you are experiencing problems logging in, make sure you are logging into the right server. Click on the "Advanced" button in the lower right corner of the login dialog box and verify the following:

  • Tree: fas-admin
  • Server: server.sas.rutgers.edu
  • User Context: please contact your Unit Computing Manager.

If any of the values differ, please change them accordingly.

Logging Off

Shared computers: When you are done using the computer, please log out properly so that the next user can log on.

Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of the screen; then click the "Log Off' icon, as seen here:

logoff

When asked if you are sure you want to log off, click "Log Off."

Personal computers: When you are done using the computer for the day, either log off using the above procedure, or shut down completely.  Many important updates are distributed via the Novell login, so it's important to log in and out at least once per day to get these updates.

Drive Mappings

When you login to the Novell server, you will have read & write access to the following network drives. 

To see the drive mapping information in more detail: pdf Drive Data Mappings.pdf (95.68 kb)

Drive Mappings – Windows
Drive Description
H: User Home Directories
Generally for use by faculty to store personal and research files that don't need to be shared.  Can be used by staff for their work related personal files. Should not be used for departmental files. Also used for storage of user specific settings.
L: User Webpages
Only available in selected departments that were provided this capability in the past. Allows users to edit their web pages through a drive mapping. Quota for the H: drive and L: drives are shared.
N: Large Data Storage
Available for those with requirements for larger than normal data storage needs.
R: Rutgers SAS Wide Drive
Allows access to the W: drive data in multiple departments for those who require that access. Also contains the RutgersSASfolder which allows for collaboration across departments.
S: Scratch / Temporary Storage
Temporary file space for short term file storage. Files in this drive can be viewed, edited or deleted by anyone in the department.
No confidential or sensitive information should ever be stored on this drive.
W: Workgroup / Shared Files
Departmental files. Permissions can be assigned on individual folders to restrict access to as few or as many people as necessary. Files stored in this drive are just as secure as those stored in the H: drive.
Y: Applications and System Files
Application files and other data used to allow the system to operate are stored in this drive. Most users will never need to navigate through this drive.
Drive Mappings – Mac
drive mac home web Under the Home drive there are two folders: HOME and WEBPAGES. Inside these folders is a list of all departments where the user has access. Inside those folders is the user’s personal folder in that department.

Home Directories - Generally for use by faculty to store personal and research files that don’t need to be shared. Can be used by staff for their work related personal files. Should not be used for departmental files. Also used for storage of user specific settings.

User Webpages - Only available in selected departments that were provided this capability in the past. Allows users to edit their web pages through a drive mapping. Quota for the H: drive and L: drives are shared.
drive mac ru scratch w

Under the Workgroup drive there are three folders: RutgersSAS, SCRATCH and WORKGRP. Inside the latter two folders is a list of all departments where the user has access. Inside those folders are the shared folders to which the user has access.  The RutgersSAS folder has no departmental divisions. Users will see all SAS Wide folders to which they have access.

SCRATCH - Temporary file space for short term file storage. Files in this drive can be viewed, edited or deleted by anyone in the department. No confidential or sensitive information should ever be stored on this drive.

WORKGRP - Departmental files. Permissions can be assigned on individual folders to restrict access to as few or as many people as necessary. Files stored in this drive are just as secure as those stored in the Home folder.

 

General Notes

Your space on the server is limited but can be expanded if necessary. Space limitations are put in place to protect the system from one user consuming too much space. If you find that you are running out of space, you can submit a workorder requesting more space. The administrator will probably take a look at the space in question to determine whether or not you could make better use of the space you have. If the space currently available is being used properly, more space will be provided.

To manage your space properly, remove files that are no longer needed. Clean up old e-mail and attachments, compress large files that aren't used very often, etc.

You are definitely not using space properly if you are storing programs on the server. Under no circumstances should programs be stored or installed on a network drive. If you have a piece of software that needs to be installed on the network, contact the system administrator and request that it be installed. NEVER install software on one of your network drives. If the administrator detects unauthorized software installation on the server, it will be removed immediately.

Home Directory

Your H: drive is space that is private and cannot be accessed by anyone except you and the system administrator. The files in this area are secure and are backed up every night when the system is backed up. All files that you use and are not used by other users should be stored in this directory.  You can create directories or files in your Home directory to suit your needs. 

Scratch Drive

This drive is used for temporary file storage of information that is not confidential. You can create directories in this area as well, in fact, it is recommended to keep your data separate from everyone else's.

Under no circumstances should confidential information be stored on this drive. All users on the server can access the information on the scratch drive. This does not mean only users in your department; it means all users on the server.

Workgroup Directory

You may or may not have rights to write to directories in this area. If you haven't requested or been granted access to a workgroup directory, you will not be able to save information into this area. Additionally, you will only see the directories that you have permission to see.

If you need a directory created please submit a confidential workorder and provide the following information:

  • Directory Name: The name of the directory you would like created
  • User List: The list of users that should be granted access to the new directory
  • Access Level: The access level for each user (Read or Read/Write)

From this list you can see that a directory can be created and any number of users can be granted differing levels of access. For example, one person could be given full Read/Write access while another would be given only read access.

Acceptable Use Policies

Use of any Rutgers University owned computer systems requires adherence to University Acceptable Use Policies. These policies are available here: http://oit.rutgers.edu/policies.html

Problems?

If you have any problems, please submit a workorder.

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