Staff Network Services

Remote access is also available via Virtual Desktop.  More information about virtual desktop is available here.

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Home and Shared Network Drives

H:\ or Home Drive

All Law School staff are given an H:\ drive, also known as a home drive. This drive is used to store work-related private and personal data such as individual performance reviews, VPS Reports, and email back-ups. Because this space is limited, staff are advised not to store personal, non-work related data such as audio (mp3, mp4), video (wav, avi), or picture files (jpg, gif, bmp, or tiff). Also, this space should not be used to back-up applications or programs as these programs are available at the Faculty-Staff Help Desk. Only the specific staff member has access to his or her H:\ drive.

Click here for instructions on how to manually map your H: drive on a Macintosh computer or on your home PC.

 S:\ or R:\ Shared Drive

Staff also have access to either an S:\ or R:\ drive used to share HLS related files and folders with others at the Law School. For example, faculty assistants can use a shared drive to share files with their faculty member; departments can use a shared drive to share files with others in their department. For security reasons, only people who have permission to these shared folders have access to its contents.

Click here for instructions on how to manually map your R: drive on a Macintosh computer or on your home PC.

 M:\ Drive

The “M:” drive is used to share high-risk information between departments at Harvard Law School because the sharing of sensitive data, such as HUIDs and Social Security numbers, via email is not secure.  In order to comply with the Massachusetts data privacy law, such high-risk information should be stored and shared on HLS’s secured network.  Click here for more information about the M: drive.

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Saving Files to the HLS Network

Staff members that wish to save information to the HLS network should manually move these files to his/her specific home or shared drive. The home drive should be used to back-up personal, work-related files such as VPS reports and performance reviews. Shared drives should contain files that are work related and are needed by others in a department. For questions about how to save to a network drive or where files should be saved, please contact the Help Desk.

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Last modified: June 11, 2014

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