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Download OpenAFS for Windows

The installer installs the 32-bit version on 32-bit Windows operating systems and the 64-bit version on 64-bit Windows operating systems.

Downloads AuristorFS for Mac

AuristorFS is the AFS client Stanford distributes for the MacOS

General Notes

  • To use OpenAFS,  you need to authenticate with  Kerberos for Windows or Kerberos Commander (Mac).
  • If your need is to occasionally update your personal or department web page then you will likely be better off using an SFTP client like SecureFX (Windows) or  Fetch  (Mac).
  • You must have administrator privileges on the computer to install Stanford OpenAFS. If you do not have administrator privileges, ask your system administrator to install Stanford OpenAFS for you.
  • If you're using an AFS client behind a firewall or port blocking system of any kind, open up port 7001 for incoming UDP traffic. Otherwise, AFS will not work and it can tie up resources on the AFS file servers. If you're behind a firewall where you cannot do that, such as in a corporate environment, you won't be able to use AFS. If you need help, contact your system administrator, call the Stanford IT Service Desk at 5-HELP (650-725-4357), or submit a Help ticket .

Notes for Windows users

  • After a major update to Windows 10 (an update that changes the build version), you may not be able to mount AFS volumes. To resolve this issue, you'll need to uninstall the OpenAFS client and then reinstall it. See Windows 10 Known Issues for more information.
  • Client for Microsoft Networks must be installed and enabled. To check for Client for Microsoft Networks:
    1. Open Network Sharing Center control panel by clicking the Start button and navigating to Control Panel > Network and Internet (category view) > Network and Sharing Center.
    2. Click the Local Area Connection you are using.
    3. In the Status dialog box, click Properties.
    4. In the Properties dialog box, Client for Microsoft Networks should be checked.

Notes for Mac users

An Extras folder is included with the software. This folder contains two files used for uninstalling OpenAFS. You need to run both files to uninstall OpenAFS successfully. The uninstallers are from (not Stanford) so you may see a message saying that the files cannot be opened because they are from an unidentified developer. To open a file,  press CONTROL + click the file name and then click Open.