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Installing the native client for AFS

After installing the native AFS client, you can access Reed's AFS servers directly from your computer without using a web browser.

For Macintosh Tiger (10.4.x) through Lion (10.7.x):

  1. Download the AFS installer, noting where you have downloaded it to. The file will appear as AFS@Reed-Leopard.dmg or AFS@Reed-Lion.dmg - it will correspond to your opperating system.
  2. Double-click on the AFS@Reed.dmg file you have downloaded to expand it. The file should expand automatically; if not, make sure you have StuffIt Expander (or a similar file-expansion program) installed. Once expanded, AFS@Reed.dmg will open in a Finder window
  3. Double-click on the AFS@Reed-Lion.mpkg (for Lion) or AFS@Reed-YOUROS.mpkg (whichever OS you're running: Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion), which will guide you through the install process.
    • You will have to restart your computer during this installation, so make sure all of your work is saved and any applications are closed prior to beginning the installation.
    • When asked to type your username and password, type your computer username and password. That is, the username and password you use to log in to your own computer, install software updates, change the date & time, etc. (not necessarily your Kerberos username and password).
  4. Click "Restart" to finish installing AFS@Reed.
  5. Once your computer has restarted, the AFS@Reed.app can be found in /Applications/ReedApps/ and a shortcut is placed in your Dock.
    AFS Dock icon
  6. Now you are ready to access AFS with the native client.

For Windows XP, Vista, and 7:

  1. Download the AFS installer, noting where you have downloaded it to. The file will appear as Reed@AFS.exe.
  2. Double-click on the Reed@AFS.exe file to be guided through the install process.
  3. Click Next and then Install to start the installation. Note: installation may take several minutes to complete.
  4. Select Reboot Now and then click Finish.
  5. Once your computer has restarted, a shortcut to "AFS@Reed" is added to your Desktop and Start > Programs > ReedApps.
  6. Now you are ready to access AFS with the native client.