The openarea is a folder on the network where you can share files within your department, with other faculty/staff members and with students.
Below are instructions for connecting to the openarea from both on and off campus.
Employees can access the openarea (O:\ Drive) on a Rowan managed computer by double-clicking the "My Computer" icon on your desktop (or from the Start Menu, depending on how Windows XP looks on your computer) and double-clicking the O: Drive.
Students who want to access the openarea should take the following steps:
Mac OS X:
Computers running 10.9 Maverick may require a fix in order to access the Openarea. Please contact the Support Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to be given access to a folder in the openarea or would like a new folder created, you should contact the Support Center at 856.256.4400 or email@example.com.
To access the openarea while off campus, first connect to the VPN by visiting: http://vpn2.rowan.edu. The Rowan VPN is limited to approved users. To request access, please follow the instructions found at https://go.rowan.edu/vpn. You can also access the openarea without the VPN by using ExpanDrive.
Mac OS X:
If you know the full path to the subfolder you wish to access, entering that information will allow you to connect much more quickly. For example: smb://rowanads.rowan.edu/common/openarea/COB
PLEASE NOTE: Computers running OS X 10.6.8 and below will not be able to connect to the openarea on the new file system. You will need to update to 10.7 or higher or use the RowanCloud.
Computers running 10.9 Maverick may require a fix in order to access the Openarea. Please contact the Support Center at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have trouble connecting.