All Staff and Students at the LSE are given a networked user-space in which they can save files and documents.
This is called your "H: drive" or "H: Space".
The amount you can save on your H: space is given below:
Taught Postgraduates 250 MB
Research Postgraduates 512 MB
Staff 512 MB
STICERD and CEP users also have a networked user-space (J:drive or Z:drive) which starts
at a quota 1 Gigabyte of files, which is...
- 2 x more than the Staff/PhD student H: Space allowance OR
- 4 x more than a Taught Postgraduate's H: Space allowance
Users on a computer on the RLAB DOMAIN need to manually connect to their H: Space. It will not appear automatically in My Computer.
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- For Windows users (XP/Vista/Windows7) please download the H: Space Utility to your desktop
Download H: Space Utility
- For Mac users (OS X 10.2 or above ) please follow instructions from link below:
Accessing H:space using Mac OS X 10.2 or above
- Before running the utility, if you are using your own laptop at the School, or using your computer from home make sure you are
connected to the LSE network using LSE VPN
- Now you can connect to your H: drive (LSE personal space):
- Save the H: space utility to your desktop
- Double-click the Hspace.exe icon on your Desktop to open the utility
- Select your role from the Current LSE Status: drop down list (i.e. Student or Staff)
- H: space (your LSE user network space) is ticked by default.
- Enter your LSE username and password
- Click Connect
- A dialog box will indicate that the drive has been successfully connected
Click OK when prompted
- Your H: space will be added as a network drive and should be visible in Computer in Vista / Windows 7 computers - also known as My Computer in Windows 2000/XP systems.
These instructions are for all users - either logged onto a PC at CEP or STICERD, or using their laptops or connecting from home.
If you are connecting from home make sure you have already connected remotely to the LSE network using VPN
If you are connecting from your laptop make sure you are connected to the LSE network either
- physically using an ethernet cable plugged into a working network point OR
- wirelessly and logged onto the network (instructions available).
- Open My Computer. From the menu bar choose Tools > Map Network Drive...
- In Drive select H: as the drive letter from the drop down list.
- For Folder you will need to work out the pathname to your H: Space folder.
The pathname is structured in the following way -
- where server is your staff or student server
- and ? is the first letter of your username
- and username is LSE IT account username
Servernames for Students
There are 2 student servers with H Spaces stored in directories based on the first letter of the username.
Usernames beginning A-K STUDENT1
Usernames beginning with A \\STUDENT1\A_USERS
Usernames beginning with B \\STUDENT1\B_USERS
Usernames beginning with C \\STUDENT1\C_USERS
Usernames beginning with K \\STUDENT1\K_USERS
Usernames beginning L-Z STUDENT2
Usernames beginning with L \\STUDENT2\L_USERS
Usernames beginning with M \\STUDENT2\M_USERS
Usernames beginning with N \\STUDENT2\N_USERS
Usernames beginning with Z \\STUDENT2\Z_USERS
In our example a student called John Smith with username SMITHJ would type the following as his folder:
Servernames for Staff
There are 2 staff servers with H Spaces stored in directories based on the first letter of the username.
Usernames beginning A-K STAFF1
Usernames beginning with A \\STAFF1\A_USERS
Usernames beginning with B \\STAFF1\B_USERS
Usernames beginning with C \\STAFF1\C_USERS
Usernames beginning with K \\STAFF1\K_USERS
Usernames beginning L-Z STAFF2
Usernames beginning with L \\STAFF2\L_USERS
Usernames beginning with M \\STAFF2\M_USERS
Usernames beginning with N \\STAFF2\N_USERS
Usernames beginning with Z \\STAFF2\Z_USERS
In our example a member of staff called Susan James with username JAMESS would type the following as her folder:
Click on Connect using a different user name.
The Connect As.. dialog box will appear.
Under user name type 'LSE\' and your IT Account username. In our example LSE\smithj
Under password enter your password
Click OK to close The Connect As... dialog box
Click Finish on the Map Network Drive dialog box.
- Your H: drive should now appear ...
- ... and in My Computer an icon for your H: drive should be present
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- For users connecting their own computer to the LSE network on campus, from Residences or from home, you may like to use the
H: Space Utility for Windows2000/XP.
Please note this may NOT work on RLAB PCs.
- Mac and Linux users should read the instructions provided by LSE IT Services:
- Accessing H:space using Mac OS X 10.2 or above.
- Accessing H:space using Linux