Information about Windows on student computers

Location and equipment of the student computers

naiada01–naiada16, room B116

dryada01–dryada16, room B117

nereis01–nereis22, room A215

sirene01–sirene28, room B311

titan01–titan24, PC Hall

Common set of software

Available drives

Note: on C:\, the users have read and write access to a so called profile directory C:\Users\login (corresponds to \\ad.fi.muni.cz\DFS\profiles\login.v6, where from and where the content is copied during the user's logon and logoff) — we recommend to leave this directory to the operating system and programs and for the user's data use only disks H:\, J:\ or K:\; see also exceeding quota on a user profile below.

TEMP directories shared between the student computers

The student computers running Windows share their C:\TEMP directories. That is, if you save some data to the C:\TEMP directory on e.g. dryada16 machine, you can later access it from another computer, either directly through the \\dryada16\temp path or by mapping this directory to a free letter, where the procedure may be as follows:

The shared TEMP directories are also accessible through the smbclient program from aisa server or generally from the faculty unix machines, for example by a command
smbclient //computer_name/temp -U NTFI\\your_login

Note that data in TEMP directories is not backed up and can be deleted by administrators if needed. This does not happen often, but it can happen at any time: within reinstallation between the semesters or during the semester typically in a case of free up some disk space (in such case, being achievable, folders named by a user login will be left more likely). Normally, however, it can be assumed that the data in the TEMP directories will last at least until the end of the semester. It is also worth remembering that if you do not change the access rights, your data can be not only read, but also deleted by anyone by default.

Exceeding quota on user profile when logging out

When logging out, the size of your profile, which will be saved back to the server (so that you have the same settings when logging on to another machine in the classrooms / hall), is checked. If it is detected that your profile occupies more than permitted, a dialog box is displayed with a warning message that the size has been exceeded. In that case, the system will not allow you to log out unless you delete some of the files. Allowed profile size is 24MB.

Because most of the profile is redirected to the H:\_profile in user's home directory, it would normally not be possible to exceed the quota. This is so when an application (or the users themselves, which we do not recommend) stores data into a non-standard portion of a profile that is not redirected. When a quota is exceeded, a list of files that occupy the most space is displayed when logging out. When deleting, it may be useful to turn on displaying hidden and system files.

Password settings

If you forget your password or feel that your password (Windows or Unix) does not work at faculty computers, set up a new one with the application in the IS. This password will be valid on all faculty systems.

Access via FTP

You can access your home directory on faculty Windows remotely with a classic FTP client. The server name is akademos.fi.muni.cz , port 21, and login and password are the same as for Windows stations in classrooms or hall.

The access is only allowed from the MU network. The computers outside of this network can use the faculty VPN or the university VPN. To transfer the name and password, SSL is required (explicit, if the client offers an option explicit/implicit), the remaining communications may or may not use SSL. Seamless functionality is verified, for example, with the opensource FileZilla client.

If someone uses the Altap Salamander file manager (for MU students freely available here or for FI students here ), they will need to add the libeay32.dll and libssl32.dll , for example from here (expand and copy to %systemroot%\system32 or salamand .exe). However, it will not be possible to use active mode and data encryption at the same time, which is probably a bug in the FTP plugin (but the active connection is not necessary, so this error should not be too much of an obstacle).

Remote access to computers using Remote Desktop

At a time when students can not use the computers locally, that is, on weekdays from 22:00 to 7:00 and on weekends, the computers titan01titan05 and sirene01sirene05 can be accessed remotely via Remote Desktop. The access is allowed from the computers in CPS/UCC; other users need to use the faculty VPN or the university VPN. The possibilities of connection from various OSes are described here, just instead of ate.fi.muni.cz it is necessary to use the target machine name in the form titan01.fi.muni.cz.

Administrators reserve the right to disable remote access (for example, in case of a weekend use of the classroom for other purposes). Computer maintenance or restart can also take place at this time. The current occupancy of the machines can be seen on the maps of the respective rooms PC hall and B311.

Students are required to log out of the computers on weekdays after 7:00 AM. Logging out works the same way as when one is logged in locally, i.e. by clicking on the little icon in the Start menu and then selecting Sign out (see here for any problems with exceeding the quota when logging out). Simply closing the client by clicking the cross (either the standard one in the top right corner of the client window, or in the connection bar if the client is full screen) will not log the user out.

In the same way but without the time restrictions, one may also use computers hypnos2, hypnos3 and hypnos5 at the LEMMA laboratory with, e.g., Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium for editing videos, images or electronic documents. The computers are equipped with NVidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, six-core Intel Core i7 processors and 32 GiB RAM. Although the computers are available without restrictions, they may be in use by lab members even outside peak hours.