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We provide the following network shares:

  1. Autodesk-Student:
    1. Students must register at to obtain a serial number for product activation. 
    2. Once regiestered, locate the Autodesk software you need here: 
    3. Use the Autodesk Download Manager to acquire and install your software. 
    4. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to keep your software up to date.

      If you are looking for Autodesk installers prior to 2018, this read-only share contains copies of the student version downloads of Autodesk products (2017).

  2. Arc-GIS-Student
    (  \\\Arch-GIS-Student  )
    This read-only share contains a copy of the ArcGIS software typically available from the ESRI Website. It is preferred that students on-campus download these files from this share instead of directly from ESRI in order to conserve the universities internet bandwidth.
  3. gis-data
    (  \\\GIS  ) 
    This read-only share has a variety of GIS data available to all UTSOA students for use in GIS courses, projects, and analysis.
  4. TransCAD-Student
    (  \\\TransCAD-Student  ) 
    This read-only share contains a copy of TransCAD 5.0 in a compressed zip file for download.  A USB network license key with serial number is available for signout at the SOA Service Desk in the Technology Lab.

Special Course or Project shares: If you require a place to store and share files for your project or course, please first review the other files-sharing options listed at the course share page. Please note that the OIT is no longer able to provide network storage shares.

To connect on a Windows-based computer:

  • Click on Start
  • Right-click on Computer (This PC for Windows 10)
  • Choose Map Network drive…
  • Copy/Paste the full name of the share from above, including the slashes
  • Click Finish
  • When prompted, enter your EID credentials (for the username, enter AUSTIN\<your EID>)
  • Open Mapped Network Drive folder and copy programs you want onto your desktop.
    (If you can't get access into mapped network folder the service desk can assist you)
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