Faculty Resource Guide

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IAM Local Network

What is the Interactive Arts and Media Local Network? The Interactive Arts and Media Local Network is a group of servers and storage volumes for the use of the Interactive Arts and Media faculty, staff and students. The volumes each have a different use. Some uses include temporary and permanent storage, e-mail and Web service. Some volumes are available to only staff and faculty, while others are available to students.

There are several network shares available on IAM servers

Siam2 Server shares

  • \\SIAM2\classfolders
A share that holds support files related IAM classes. The classfolders share is read only for students. These folders have a 'pub' folder that is shared on the iam.colum.edu website.

Each course has it's own folder in the root of classfolders.

\CourseName - files in the root are not writable by students and won't be removed at the end of the semester
\CourseName\drop - Students can write and modify files here. File in this folder will be removed at the end of every semester. For multi-section courses a specific course folder may be created as a sub folder inside the drop folder
\CourseName\keep - work that will not be removed after the end of the semester. This space may be used a an achieve of student work
\CourseName\pub – corresponds to course specific websites hosted as http://iam.colum.edu\courseName will not be removed
\CourseName\private - no student access files will never be removed

Others shares on SIAM2

  • \\SIAM2\user
contains students home directories
  • \\SIAM2\userNonIAM
contains students home directories
  • \\SIAM2\user2
contains faculty/staff home directories

Other Server Shares



  • \\IAMLibary\Library\Linux
Mirror of common Linux distros
  • \\IAMLibary\Library\MSDNAA
MSDNAA software
  • \\IAMLibary\Library\Soundz
Sound effects and loops

FTP Virtual Directory Website z:\pub is http://iam.colum.edu/FirstName.LastName

FTP info http://imamp.colum.edu/mediawiki/index.php/FTP

Alias to h:\user2\FirstName.LastName'


Wiki Account MediaWiki URL http://imamp.colum.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page

MySQL access

PphMyAdmin URL http://iam.colum.edu/phpMyAdmin

MSSQL access

Multiple places multiple servers

SVN access

Visual SVN MMC on svn.iam.colum.edu