At IU, how do I access a shared resource (map a drive) on a remote IU server?

Note:
If you are off campus, you will need to establish a VPN connection before proceeding.

The term "share" can refer to any shared computer, drive, folder, or resource. If you don't know the location/path of a share, contact its owner or IT Pro. To access network shares using Samba, follow the instructions for your operating system.

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Windows

Notes:
  • If you would like to connect to the drive every time you start your computer, select Reconnect at logon when following the instructions above.
  • If your computer is not joined to the ADS domain or you need to connect with a different username, click Connect using different credentials. For the username, you'll have to supply the domain with a backslash in front of the username. At IU, use the following example with the ADS domain, where dvader is the username:
     ads\dvader 
  • To use Samba to connect to a remote Indiana University server from a Windows computer that is not joined to IU's ADS domain, you may need to run a tool that disables LM/NTLMv1; see What is the tool that disables LM/NTLMv1, and where can I get it?

Windows 10 and 8.x

  1. Open File Explorer, and select This PC.
  2. In the ribbon menu at the top of the window, click Map network drive.
  3. In the "Folder:" field, type the pathname of the networked drive, for example:
     \\bl-dept-server.ads.iu.edu\share\ 

Windows 7

  1. Navigate to Computer.
  2. In the ribbon menu at the top of the window, click Map network drive.
  3. In the "Folder:" field, type the pathname of the networked drive, for example:
     \\bl-dept-server.ads.iu.edu\share\ 

Mac OS X

  • Map the drive for your version of Mac OS X:
  • Follow the "Connect to a computer or server by entering its address instructions" in the articles above.
  • Use only the SMB/Samba protocol (smb://) to connect.
  • In the "Connect to Server" window, enter the path name of the network drive under "Server Address", for example:
     smb://bl-dept-server.ads.iu.edu/share 
  • In the window that appears, choose Registered user. In the "User name:" field, enter ads\username, replacing username with your username. In the "Password:" field, enter your IU passphrase.
  • To reconnect to the remote server at login, see Automatically Connect to a Network Drive on Mac OS X Start Up & Login.
Note:
Remote Windows servers have to be configured by the server administrator to allow access by Mac or Unix systems.

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Last modified on 2017-05-08 15:48:48.

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