Installing CRSP Desktop for Windows
The CRSP Desktop is a licensed and branded version of the generic Mountain Duck product. It allows you to map one or more CRSP drives or file paths to a folder name on your PC. This is easiest way to integrate CRSP storage into your desktop or laptop. While other software that uses the underlying SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) can be used to access CRSP, this is the client software that UCI supports.
If you encounter issues with the installation, contact CRSP support via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. System Requirements
|Platform||Supported Operating System||Minimum Hardware Requirements|
Windows 8 / Windows 10
Pentium Class Processor / Minimum 4GB of RAM ( 8GB Recommended ) / Minimum 1GB of disk space
3. Download CRSP Desktop
|You must be directly connected to the UCI network or remotely connected though the UCI VPN to download the installer|
|UCI pays a per-seat license for CRSP Desktop. Please do not share your downloaded copy of CRSP Desktop Installer with anyone. Instead have them download their copy through the method described here.|
Follow the instructions exactly as described below:
If you have a different (previous or newer) version of the CRSP Desktop (or Mountain Duck), please uninstall it.
Using your choice of the web browser logon to the CRSP File Browser where you need to login with your UCNetID and passwd
Click on the CRSP-Desktop folder.
Select CRSP-Desktop-Windows.exe and then click Download to download the file. Note, the menu with Download will appear only after you select the file:
4. Install CRSP Desktop
By default, the file is downloaded in your Downloads directory. Find the downloaded file, double-click on it to launch the installation. This installation includes the licensed version of CRSP Desktop.
In the opened window click Install to Install the CRSP Desktop on your laptop.Figure 2. Click Install to Install the CRSP Desktop on Your System.
After a successful installation, follow the instructions to restart your computer and click RestartFigure 3. Click 'Restart' to restart your system
Congratulations! CRSP Desktop is now installed in your system!
5. Configure your CRSP Lab as a Folder
CRSP Desktop shows up in the Windows Notification Area or system tray. You can left-click or right-click on the CRSP Desktop icon to configure your specific folders.
Click on the CRSP Desktop Icon to open a set of bookmarks. There is a template bookmark labeled panteater. You will edit this bookmark with your specific information.
5.1. Mapping Your CRSP Lab Share
The most common share to access is a lab share, owned by a UCI principal investigator. If you are a graduate student or post-doctoral researcher, you will need to know the UCNetID of your advisor.
Needed information to connect to CRSP:
The UCNetID of the CRSP lab owner (usually your PI, or your UCNetID if it is your CRSP Lab)
In this example configuration, we are going to use the following specific information for user "ppapadop" to access the "npw" lab:
UCNetID - ppapadop
UCNetID of lab owner - npw
You will edit four (4) fields in the default bookmark: Nickname, Username, Password and Path
|only the last part of the Path that represents your UCNetID (underlined green) should be edited. The /mmfs1/crsp/lab must remain.|
|The URL is created from the information you type in, you don’t directly change it. This is using the SFTP protocol to access CRSP and is an end-to-end encrypted connection.|
After editing the bookmark with the specific information, your screen should look similar to the one below (but with your specific information in place). Click OK to save the updated bookmark
5.2. Connecting Your CRSP Lab Share
After editing, if you click on the CRSP Desktop Notification Icon, you should see your edited bookmark. For our example, it looks like the following:
At this point, your lab share is connected and you can use it just like a folder or network drive.
6. Adding Additional Shares
You are not limited to just a single, mapped, space. To create a new share, click Open Connection to create a new template and edit it following the directions above.
Here is an example with multiple connections configured and active.