MESA Share Storage - Departmental

Also known as: File Storage - Departmental (M: shared)
Available to: Faculty & Staff

Service Summary

The Mason Enterprise Services Architecture (MESA) is the university’s information technology infrastructure that provides file services and storage, desktop management, and enhanced desktop security.

Networked file storage space is allocated to each Mason department to store and share files.

University departments are given the ability to create MESA department "shares" that can be accessed by multiple people at Mason.

Levels of access provided in the “share”:

  • Administrator: Grant/revoke access
  • Read-only: Read files, but not write
  • Read/Write: Add/delete/modify files

MESA department “shares” are backed up daily.

Access is limited to George Mason University departments and cannot be accessed from off-campus locations without a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. For information about VPN connections, contact the ITS Support Center.

All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.

How to Get this Service

To request a new MESA “share”, contact your department's Technical Point of Contact. If you do not know who the contact is for your department, the ITS Support Center can assist you.

Access to a MESA "share" is granted by the "share" administrator. MESA “shares” are accessible via M:\shared.

There is no charge for this service.

Getting Help

Assistance for all IT Services is available through the ITS Support Center:

Phone: 703-993-8870
Fax: 703-993-3347
Online: Submit a Request
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Walk-in Support
Fairfax Campus*:
Innovation Hall, Room 226
(*closed Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for team meetings)

Additional Information

New MESA department “shares” are created by a department's Technical Point of Contact.

Last modified date: October 21, 2015