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VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a program that allows Pepperdine (non-student) employees to connect to the Pepperdine network from any Internet connection in the world. It is especially useful for users who need to remotely access Pepperdine network resources, such as disk drives or printers. All Pepperdine employees have the ability to run VPN software.  You can find a quick "how-to" here

Accessing Network Disk Drives Via VPN on a Windows Computer

If you need to access Pepperdine network disk drives (such as R, S, T, U), you will have to follow these steps one time per VPN session. These are also the steps to gain access to the network disk drives if they ever disappear in a regular or VPN session.

  1. From the Start button, choose the "Run" command.
  2. Enter \\alder and click the "OK" button.
  3. Double-click the "NETLOGON" filename (or single-click "NETLOGON" and hit the "Enter" key).
  4. Double-click the "KIX32.EXE" filename (or single-click "KIX32.EXE" and hit the "Enter" key).
  5. If a Security Warning window appears for the KIX32.EXE program, click the "RUN" button.
  6. Click the X in the upper-right corner to close the NETLOGON on alder window.
  7. From the Start button, choose "My Computer" to verify the network drives have appeared.