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Digital Signage, Accessing File Share

Information about the campus Digital Signage Service file share used with the Poppulo/FourWinds platform.

Digital Signage File Share:

  • The local file share used to store content for the Digital Signage Service can be accessed from within the Remote Desktop Session or from a workstation.
  • Each department has access to their own folder.
  • In the Remote Desktop Session the S:\ drive is mapped automatically.

Connecting from your workstation:

  • The method of connecting from a departmental workstation may vary based upon the platform and configuration.
  • The general concept is to map a drive to the resource path using your netID and campus password.
    • For Windows, use: \\\data
    • For OS X, use: smb://

Note: As of March 2023, it is no longer recommended to use for accessing the file server or in a content file path.

Notes on File Transfers:

  • There are ways to eliminate the need to map to the file share from your local workstation.
  • Some Remote Desktop clients support copy and paste of files from your local machine into the remote desktop environment.
  • If you are a user of Box, it should be possible to place your files on box and then access them from within the remote desktop session - saving them into your folder on the S:\ drive
Alternative File Storage Options
  • Files stored in Box can be directly used within Poppulo/FourWinds:
  • If you would like to know more about this option, please email for more information.

KeywordsDigital Signage, FWi, four winds, poppulo   Doc ID65186
OwnerBrian D.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2016-07-18 10:49:02Updated2024-01-01 11:17:05
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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