Geo-NT to AD1

Geo-NT crashed mid January of 2015. Due to its age, we decided to retire it and move its functions to a new server named AD1. The following describes in more detail what functions were migrated and how to access them.

A320 Files

A320 files have been recovered and are now hosted at AD1A320 . AD1 is one of our newer Windows servers. You can access it the same way as before (PC or Mac), though now you may use either your personal Geology Windows Domain Account (GWDA) or the standard geouser account.
PLEASE NOTE, in the long run, we are moving away from using A320 as the main file server. Future file access will be based on your GWDA. If you have a GWDA, you now have a personal private folder on AD1 where you can move your A320 files to.
The location of your folder is as follows:  AD1DataShareaccountnamehere . Replace “accountnamehere” with your account name. Please email me (Patrick) or Ben, or stop by our offices for help if you forgot your account name or don’t have one yet. A GWDA is also required to use the new plotter.

How To Connect to either AD1A320 or AD1DataShare

Windows Vista/7/8

It is recommended to Map a Network Drive to connect to shared folders.
  • Open Computer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Computer.

  • Click Map network drive.

  • In the Drive list, click a drive letter. You can choose any available letter.

  • In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer, or click Browse to find the folder or computer. To connect every time you log on to your computer, select the Reconnect at logon check box.

  • IMPORTANT:  If you are on a personally owned computer or on a computer not connected to the Geology Windows Domain, you will have to check the box next to “Connect using different credentials”. You will see a screen like the one below when you click “Finish”. Make sure to type GEOLOGY before your account name. This tells the system what “domain” your credentials are located on. Check the box next to “Remember my credentials”.


  • Click OK. Your computer is now connected, or mapped, to the network drive.

Windows XP instructions can be found here.
Mac OS X
To connect to AD1 directly, use the Connect To Server feature of the Finder. Select Go > Connect To, and enter either AD1A320 or AD1DataShareaccountnamehere (replacing “accountnamehere” with your account name).
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Some printers are now accessible again. We are working on adding more. Like the A320 files they are now hosted on AD1. You should delete your old printer instance and install the printer again. Please email me (Patrick) or Ben, or stop by our offices if you need help. The following printers can now be accessed via AD1:
  – MicrobialLab_PCL_UP
  – NanoGeo_PCL_UP
  – Office_PCL_UP
  – Papyrus_PCL_UP
  – Rm114_PCL_UP
  – Structure_PCL_UP
  – Walleye_PCL_UP
  – HPA320_PCL_UP
  – Stable_PCL_UP
Windows Vista/7/8 Printer Installation
Open “Computer”, “Windows Explorer”, or “File Explorer”  from your Desktop or Start Menu. In the address bar at the top, type AD1 and hit Enter/Return. If you are asked for credentials, put in your GWDA credentials or use the geouser account as detailed above for Mapping a Network Drive. You will be shown a list of resources hosted on AD1, as seen below. Double-click on the printer you need, and it will install it for you.
To install a network printer, please follow these instructions.
First, and most importantly, if you are running OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10 (Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite), you will need to download and run the HP Printer Drivers installer from Apple (if you have never installed a printer in the building yourself or never had one installed by us). Click here to download it.
Open System Preferences. Click Network. On the following screen, click on your Ethernet device (or Wi-Fi device if you are using the Geoscience_Dept wireless, not UWNet) and then click the “Advanced…” button at the bottom right.
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On the following screen, click the WINS tab at the top. Next to “Workgroup:”, if it does not say GEOLOGY, type it in. Hit the OK button at the bottom right.
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You will be taken back to the Network Preferences. Hit the Apply button at the bottom right. Now go back to the main System Preferences. Depending on your OS X version, click “Print & Fax”, “Print & Scan”, or “Printers and Scanners”. At the following screen, click the plus button at the lower left.
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You will be shown a screen where you can find you
r printer, as seen below. Click “Windows” at the top left. You may need to wait a few seconds until “geology” appears in the left pane. Click on it, wait until “ad1” appears in the middle pane, and then click on that. A list of printers will then appear in the right pane. Click on the one you need. Then click the “Use:” dropdown menu that says “Choose a Driver…”. Now click “Select Software…”
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You will be taken to a screen with a list of printer drivers. Either scroll to find the correct model number or start typing the full model name, like “HP Laserjet 4000”. Click on the appropriate driver and then click OK.
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If you are asked or given the option to configure the printer, you can do so now. For example, Papyrus has a Tray 3 and a Duplex Unit. Those boxes should be checked and then click OK. See the screen below.
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Your printer should now be installed.