Globus Team - Vas
posted this on May 29, 2013 15:49
Globus Connect Personal allows you to share and transfer files to and from your Windows laptop or desktop computer — even if it’s behind a firewall. Follow the easy steps below to turn your personal computer into a full-fledged Globus endpoint.
Enter a name for your endpoint. This name can be anything you choose, as long as you haven’t previously created another endpoint with the same name.
Click “Generate Setup Key”.
Select the generated key with your mouse and copy it to the clipboard.
Click "for Windows" to download the Windows installer.
Double click the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install Globus Connect Personal.
When the installation completes, ensure that "Run Globus Connect" is checked and click "Finish".
Since this is the first time you are running Globus Connect Personal, you will see the Initial Setup window below where you are required to enter a setup key.
Paste in the key you generated in step 2 above. The ‘OK’ button will be enabled if the key is valid. Click ‘OK’ to complete the installation. (If the ‘OK’ button is not enabled, please ensure you have properly copied the entire key generated in step 2 above.
Globus Connect Personal will connect to Globus and await transfer commands. You will see the window below while Globus Connect Personal is running - you may minimize this to your task bar.
When Globus Connect Personal is transferring data, the transfer status will show ‘Active’ instead of ‘Idle’.
Windows Platform Notes
Drive Mapping: Globus Connect Personal on Windows will translate a path beginning with /~/ into your home directory, e.g. C:\Users\Demodoc\. To access paths and drives outside of your home directory, use the syntax "/drive_letter/path", for example "/C/xinfo" lists the C:\xinfo directory.
Installing as non-administrator: By default, Globus Connect Personal prompts to be installed in C:\Program Files. Regular users can not write to this folder. Instead, browse to a place you have write access to (e.g. your Desktop folder).