Using WebDAV, Windows Vista and 7 users can access and store documents saved on the Law School student file server in much the same manner you might access documents stored locally on your laptop. To connect to the student file server from a Windows PC running Vista or 7, on- or off-campus, follow these instructions.
- Open Computer, usually available under the Start menu, then click "Map network drive" from the toolbar.
- In the wizard that follows, enter https://students.law.drake.edu/ in the Folder field. Pay close attention to the "https". You won't be able to connect if you enter "http". This is what initiates the secured connection. Click Finish.
- When prompted for your username and password, enter your 9-digit Drake ID as your username along with your campus password in the password field. If given the option, make sure to check "Remember my password". Click OK.
You can now open and save documents to the server by navigating into Computer
, then into your mapped drive.
Although remote document access provides the convenience and protection of centralized storage, Internet connections from home wouldn't be as fast as network access from within the Law School. For this reason it's often best to copy
work from the remote file system onto your local computer, make the necessary revisions, then move
the document back onto the remote file system.