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Deploying of a network disk in Mac

Using a network disk requires a connection with a workstation network maintained by ITS. A network disk can also be used from the wireless aalto network or across the VPN connection.

Deploying of a network disk in Mac

Using a network disk requires a connection with a workstation network maintained by ITS. A network disk can also be used from the wireless aalto network or across the VPN connection.

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Select Go and then Connect To Server... (or the key combination cmd + k)
  3. Type the path of the network disk (Server Address), such as smb://home.org.aalto.fi tai smb://work.org.aalto.fi
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You can also create an icon of the path directly to the desktop, for example, by painting the address you typed on the address line and by then dragging the text to the desktop. After this, you can open the connection by double-clicking on the icon you created.

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Restoring a file (Windows, Mac, Linux)

With an Aalto workstation, you can restore previous versions of your files from folders on the Home or Work disks.

Printing with Canon multi-function devices (Mac and SecurePrint)

The printer queue and its drivers are automatically installed on OS X 10.7 and newer Mac computers in maintenance by the IT Services, so you do not have to worry about the deployment of the printer queue.

Network home directory and redirection on classroom Macs

On classroom Macs and computers for public use (the log-in screen says Public) users’ home directories are located on the home.org.aalto.fi network disk.

Aalto-Mac: changing the password

In Macs, some of the user's details are stored in the Keychain, which is usually protected with the user’s log-in password. When you use an Aalto Mac computer, you should change the Aalto password directly from the computer itself, with the instructions below.

Aalto Mac: application distribution (Managed Software Center)

You can install or remove optional programs on an Aalto Mac through application distribution of the Managed Software Center.

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