Montana State University

How do I access Knox with Windows XP?

The most common way to access Knox using Windows XP is by creating and using a Network Location.

To create a Network Location:
  1. Click the "My Computer" link in the Start menu (figure 1), or the icon on your desktop.
  2. Click the "My Network Places" link (figure 2).
  3. Click "Add a network place" (figure 3).
    Click "Folders" if you don't see the "Add a network place" link.
  4. The Add Network Place Wizard opens.
  5. Click "Next".
  6. Click "Choose another network location", then click "Next" (figure 4).
  7. Enter the address to your Knox folder (figure 5).
    (example: https://knox.montana.edu/YOUR-FOLDER-NAME)
  8. The "Connect to Peridot" login window opens, Peridot is just an alias for Knox".
  9. Log in with your MSU domain username and password (figure 6).
    (example: MSU\jane.doe )
  10. Your MSU Domain username is the account you use every day to log in to your computer. Don‘t forget the preceding MSU\ — this is important.
  11. Enter a descriptive name for the network place ( figure 7).
  12. Click "Finish" to exit the wizard (figure 8).
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Screen of start window. Figure 1. My Computer link.
Screen shot. Figure 2. My Network Places link. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 3. Add a network place. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 4. Choose another location... Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 5. Address of network place. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 6. Login window. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 7. Name of network place. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 8. Exit the wizard. Return to instructions