The Keyserver is a virtual software library, accessible via the Fileserver. High-end graphics, statistics, desktop publishing and other specialized applications which are deemed too expensive for campus wide use can be used from this library. The Keyserver cannot be used off campus—the computer must be on Colby’s network to be able to use Keyserver software. To use the Keyserver applications, you must first install the client file on your computer.

Keyserver Software

Title

Windows

Macintosh

BBedit 8.2

X

Stata 13

X

X

 

Client Installation

Windows

  1. Open the Start menu (round Windows icon)
  2. Type \\filer
  3. Press Enter
  4. Click the Software folder
  5. Double click Windows > Keyserver Client
  6. Double click K2Client.exe
  7. Click Yes when asked if you want to allow the program to make changes to the computer
  8. Click Install
  9. Click Finish
  10. Click Yes to restart the computer
  11. Find KeyAccess on your computer
  12. For Host DNS Name type keyserver.license.colby.edu

Retrieving Available Software

  1. You can use the software available on fileserver1. You can access the software titles by (following steps 1-4 above?) and then navigating to Software > Software Library  > Windows Software
  2. Copy the entire folder of the software you want to use to your local computer. NOTE: Please refer to the Read Me file to set up the  program correctly.
Macintosh OSX
  1. On the Menu Bar choose Go > Connect to Server
  2. Type smb://filer.colby.edu/software
  3. Click Connect
  4. You may be prompted for your Colby username and password
  5. Double click Software > Macintosh/Keyserver Client
  6. Drag K2Client.pkg onto your desktop
  7. Double click K2Client.mpkg on your desktop
  8. The installer window will open, click Continue and then click Install
  9. It will prompt you to restart the computer
  10. After the Restart go to System Preferences>KeyAccess
  11. Unlock using the lock in the bottom left corner
  12. Enter keyserver.license.colby.edu into the field marked KeyServer Address

 

  1. Now you can use the software available on fileserver1. You can access the software titles by following the first four steps and navigating to Software > Macintosh
  2. Copy the entire folder of the software you want to use to your local computer. Note: Please refer to the Read Me file to set up the program correctly