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Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Setting up a VPN connection and drives

To reach your personal server directory (drive P) or drive S , or to see internal HNEE Web pages, or to establish a direct connection between your Outlook and our E-mail server (Exchange), you must register to our network by creating an encrypted VPN connection.

The IT service centre operates a VPN server (Virtual Private Network) called You need to identify yourself with your login name and password. In order to connect to this VPN server you need to setup a VPN connection on top of your existing network connection (e.g. a local WiFi connection) to the Internet.

Notice: You do not need a VPN connection in the University WiFi eduroam !

Below you will find the description of the institution for the following operating systems (setup instruction in German only):

Setting up a VPN connection

1. Reading the manuel

2. Installing the client

3. Configuring the connection

Connecting to the drivers S and P

The drives S and P are the network drives used at the HNE Eberswalde. Drive P is the connection to the personal storage area on a central server. This connection is established automatically when logging into one of the computers of the HNE.

From outside you have to establish this connection manually (the drive letter does not matter). Drive S is the HNE's usual connection to a virtual directory that does not actually exist on any server. The "Distributed File System" (DFS) is used to combine a collection of network shares on different servers. Access to the drives requires a one-time setup per device.

Below are instructions for this process for the different operating systems: