Central File Service

The Central File Service ('CFS') provides file and print services to the university with a focus on facilitating the business and administrative objectives for many diverse organizational units.  CFS provides both shared file storage, as well as personal home directories.  CFS is built on Microsoft Active Directory, with accounts automatically provisioned within the appropriate organizational unit, allowing local IT administrators to manage their users' access to CFS file and print resources.

Since CFS storage is centrally backed up, organizational units can reduce dependency on less reliable storage media such as local hard disks, CDs, USB drives, etc.

Sign up with CFS

Department Chairs and IT Administrators are invited to contact the CCS Help Centre to inquire about your department signing up with CFS. 

Accessing CFS resources

Your local IT Administrator can help you to access CFS.  Your CFS account password should already be the same as your Central Login Account password. If it is not or you are having trouble accessing a CFS resource, you can ensure your CFS account password is correct by changing your Central Login Account and CFS passwords using the CCS Change Your Password utility.

Participating Departments

College of Arts
College of Biological Science
College of Social and Human Applied Science
College of Business and Economics
Ontario Agricultural College
Ontario Veterinary College
Department of Chemistry
School of Engineering
The Arboretum
Art Gallery of Guelph
Campus Community Police
Child Care and Learning Centre
Coop Education and Career Services
Counselling Services
The Library
Environmental Health and Safety
Executive Offices
Financial Services
Human Resources
Office of Research
Open Learning and Educational Support
Parking Services
Real Estate Management
Registrarial Services
Student Housing Services
Student Life