Using CAEN Computers
- What are the locations that can use CAEN computers?
- What is the difference between the CAEN computers in the Duderstadt Center and those in other locations?
- How can I access CAEN computers without physically going to a lab?
- Where should I save my files on CAEN computers?
- What are all these network drives listed under the 'Computer' icon on CAEN Windows computers?
What is the difference between the CAEN computers in the Duderstadt Center and those in other locations?
CAEN computer labs are "Engineering-only," meaning the computers located there are only accessible by eligible CAEN Account holders. The Duderstadt Center, however, is a campus-wide facility open to all U-M students. A CAEN Account is not required to use the CAEN computers located in the Duderstadt Center, and these computers offer the same CAEN Lab Software Environment available in the Engineering-only computer labs.
Refer to our Remote Access to CAEN Lab Services page for a list of available options.
Any files stored locally on CAEN computers are not backed up, and may be irretrievably removed once you log out. It is strongly recommend that you save important files to your CAEN individual online file storage.
Computers running the CAEN Lab Software Environment for Windows automatically connect to several file storage locations and mount them as network drives under the Computer icon. These drives include:
- H: - ITS IFS Personal Home Directory (e.g. /afs/umich.edu/user/u/n/uniqname)
- J: - CAEN Course Online File Storage (e.g. \\caen-course.engin.umich.edu)
- K: - ITS IFS Course Directories (e.g. /afs/umich.edu/class)
- N: - CAEN Individual Online File Storage (e.g. \\storage.engin.umich.edu\home)
- R: - ITS IFS Root (e.g. /afs/umich.edu)
The network drives will appear similar to what is shown below: