File and Printer Sharing (CFS)

The Central File Service (CFS) provides access to a secure robust file storage area on campus for the use and protection of departmental and project files. Utilizing the windows domain on campus authorized computers, members of a department have secure group access to files, printers and group policy.

Service details

The Central File Service utilizes Windows Domain based permissions to allow secure collaboration and storage of departmental data. Files stored on CFS can also be accessed remotely via VPN and users are able to manage their personal storage area. The file storage area resides on a robust centrally managed storage unit and provides automated daily backup. Offsite backup is also available through this service.

Each department is provided up to 500 GB storage at no charge. Additional storage is $675.00/ 500GB per year, including offsite backup.

The required Active Directory services are available to all departments on campus at no charge.

If you need help or have questions about the service, please email us at or check our CCS Help Services page for more ways to contact us:

There may be scheduled maintenance or a service issue occurring. Please refer to CCS System Status Page for more information:

Item Expectation
Service availability 24x7 except during scheduled maintenance periods.
Service requests and problems Response times vary, however we will do our best to help as quickly as possible.  

Requests for this service must be made by the Department Chair or the Department IT Administrator.

Current Subscribers:

  • Computing and Communications Services
  • Department of Athletics
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Macdonald Stewart Arts Centre
  • Office of Research
  • Office of Open Learning
  • Ontario Agriculture College
  • Ontario Veterinary College
  • Real Estate Division
  • Ridgetown College
  • School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Health Services – Wellness Centre
  • Student Housing

If you are a member of one of these groups, contact your Department Administrator or IT Administrator for access.