Network File Share

What Is It?

Active Directory Network Storage (ADNS) is a file-sharing resource through which users can store their files on a Technology Solutions file server. This service provides users with highly redundant, highly available, fully backed-up storage of personal or departmental files. This resource is made available to users whose departments have requested disk space through ADNS.


  • Disk space is offered in increments of 10GB for a one-time fee of $200 per 10GB.
  • The files are stored on a Windows file server, and users can access their files from multiple computers
  • Excluding extreme circumstances, it is our goal to have your files available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year


  • Your computer must be on the UIC campus network (either on-campus or connected through the VPN) to connect to ADNS shares.
  • You have an active UIC account that has been granted access to one or more ADNS shares.
  • You must connect from a computer that supports connecting to SMB file shares. This functionality is built-in to most modern operating systems.
  • Protected health information (PHI) cannot be stored on ADNS file shares.
  • ADNS file shares are intended to be used for relatively small amounts of data. The upper limit is effectively about 400GB.

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Request Network File Share button on this page to initiate a request.

How Do I Use It?

How do I access ADNS file shares?

How Much Does It Cost?

Disk space is offered in increments of 10GB for a one-time fee of $200 per 10GB.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time 2 business days
Incident Resolution Time 1 business day
Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Approved Technology Solutions maintenance window(s)
Service Notification Channel(s) Technology Solutions Service Notices
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