Our local file servers, Louise and Susan, are being retired on January 22, 2018 and the data from them will move to a new location. All file addresses (paths) and server mapping that refer to "Louise" and "Susan" need to be updated to "davidson.edu." Additionally, access to Public on Louise (P: drive) will end on January 22, 2018.
The local servers named Louise and Susan, which have been home to numerous departmental files, are migrating to new servers and will no longer be known by those names. Where you once typed "Louise" or "Susan" to access files, you will now type "davidson.edu."
Additionally, the P: drive or Public on Louise is being decommissioned. It will no longer be accessible after the change.
Instructions for Louise Users
- Davidson Managed Windows Computers - This change will be made automatically. Beginning January 5, 2018, the new name for the server, davidson.edu, and the new address will be visible in Windows Explorer when viewing “Computer” (Windows 7) or “This PC” (Windows 10). Any mapped drives should work as before. If you do not see the new address, please reboot your computer to see the changes.
- Mac Users - You will need to change the way you manually access Louise.how to access drives on davidson.edu servers
- Public (P: drive) Users - Permanently inaccessible effective January 22. See below for more details.
Instructions for Susan Users
All users of Susan must take manual steps to access their file shares that were originally on Susan. Instructions for these manual updates can be found at the ITS Support Center at its.davidson.edu in the following articles:
Final Retirement of P: drive (Public)
As part of this change, please note that the P: drive (Public on Louise) will no longer be accessible after the transition on January 22, 2018. If you still have files and data on the P: drive that you need to keep, please remove them before that date. Documents and files that are shared should be moved to the appropriate folders in Dropbox.
File Paths in Databases, Spreadsheets, and Other Resources
If your department stores data on Susan or Louise for any of your business processes, make sure you update paths and make sure these updates are complete before January 22, 2018. If you have an Access database that references another Access database existing on Louise or Susan, you will need to update the referenced database’s location.
If you need help updating the paths to your files, or if you have any questions on the above announcement, please contact email@example.com.