Welcome to the SJC Virtual Private Network (VPN) instruction page. The
allows you to connect to campus computing resources from anywhere
To log onto VPN, enter your network name
and password and click
“Sign In”. This is the same username and password as your
Once you've logged in, you will be brought to a screen similar to the
Note the navigation bar in the upper right hand
Outlook Web Access is a quick link to SJC E-mail, just as you
would find it on the school website. However, this version of Web Access
keep you linked in with VPN. While trying to access this page, you may
“warning” regarding the web page's certificate. This is okay! Click
You will notice the website is almost identical to the regular
Web-Access Page—the only difference being a small menu at the top-right
The two arrows will let you push the menu to the left of the screen.
You can put it back by clicking it again.
The second button will bring you back to the VPN main page.
The third button (the single arrow) collapses the menu.
The fourth button (life preserver) will bring you to the help menu
The brown door will log you out.
TIPS: Under Web Bookmarks, there is a little white box in the
right corner of the section. Clicking this will open a link in a new
Personal Drive: When you access your personal drive, the F-drive, you will be brought to a directory.
• Select your username.
You do not have access to folders other than your own
Department Drive: When you access the P-drive, it is the same as on campus; simply browse for
Global Shared Drive: When you access the S-drive, it is the same as on
campus; simply browse for
• You may view or download any file you have on your
• To download a single file, click on the title of that file.
When prompted, click on “save.” If you choose “open” instead, it
will not be saved on your computer, and you will not be able to access
it once it is closed. You will also loose any changes you make if you
only ‘open' a file.
You will then have the option to change the file's name. Enter what
you wish, and click “Save.”
• To download multiple files or entire folders, select the
check-box before the folder/document and click the “Download” button.
You'll be forced to save multiple files to a zip folder, and
you'll be asked to name that folder. Enter a name for the zip, click
“download” button one more time and click “save” when prompted.
You'll then be asked again to name the file; do so, and hit
“save” one last time.
• You may upload files to your available drives.
• To upload files to your network drive, click the “Upload Files”
Similarly to attaching a file to an e-mail, you will see a
“browse” button. Click the first browse button. Find the file you wish
upload and double-click it. (If you do not double click, you can single
click and hit “open”)
Repeat as desired. (You may upload up to 5 files at a
Once you've selected all your files, hit the “Upload” button
towards the bottom of the screen. A grey box will appear with a green
bar. Do not close the bar until it says “Done.”
NOTE: ANY CHANGES YOU MAKE TO DOCUMENTS THROUGH
VPN WILL NOT BE SAVED IN THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT
If you need to edit a file, ‘save' it to your computer!
You can then upload it back onto your drive.
If you only ‘open' it, there will be no record of it on your