Can I redistribute to a 3rd Party?
No, please do not redistribute these products to any third party, as most licensing agreements contain restrictive clauses to prohibit redistribution to unauthorized recipients.
Can I install software on the server?
No, this is up to the system administrator to perform this task. Each piece of software must be reviewed before it can be installed on the server.
How do I request new software?
Your request for new software will be reviewed based on: what does it do, what projects will it be used for, will anyone else use it, how much does it cost, etc.
Please send a note to ResearchAdmin@Ivey.ca with your request.
Does the server ever “go down”?
The server will sometimes be rebooted for scheduled maintenance. Typically, a number of updates will be performed at the same time (i.e./ monthly) so that the level of disruption to researchers if kept to a minimum. An email is sent approx. 2 days prior to a reboot to the research distribution list to notify of pending outages.
Do I need a special account to access the server?
Most people do not. Your standard Microsoft Windows (Active Directory) Ivey account is all that is required.
Where can I store my research data?
Each user has an individual profile on the research server and can store their working data within that profile (i.e. desktop, documents, etc). Keep in mind, this should be working data only as local storage is limited on this machine. For faculty and staff, the H drive will be mapped at login and you can store or access files from this location as well,
* DO NOT store research work on the C drive of the server as it may be deleted without notice *
Is my data safe?
All data stored on any of the Ivey servers is backed up.
How can I access data from my PCs hard drive while I am connected to the Research Server?
You can map a drive to Biz-Research or “bring” the drives in via remote desktop.
Who can I contact if I need assistance?
You can contact the IT Centre Staff or ResearchAdmin@ivey.ca