Map a drive (access a shared resource) at IU

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Before you begin

  • 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.
  • If you are off campus, be sure to establish a VPN connection before proceeding.
  • To access network shares using Samba, follow the instructions below for your operating system.

Windows

Notes:
  • If you would like to connect to the drive every time you start your computer, select Reconnect at logon in the initial "Map Network Drive" window.
  • 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, 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 disable LM/NTLMv1; see Use the local security settings to force NTLMv2.

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\ 

    For specific campus drives, see the IUK, IUN, or IUSB section below.

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\

    For specific campus drives, see the IUK, IUN, or IUSB section below.

macOS

To map a drive in macOS:

  1. In the Finder, select Go and then Connect To.
  2. 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 

    For specific campus drives, see the IUK, IUN, or IUSB section below.

    Note:
    Use only the SMB/Samba protocol (smb://) to connect.
  3. 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.
  4. To reconnect to the remote server at login, see Automatically Connect to a Network Drive on Mac Start Up & Login.
Note:
Remote Windows servers have to be configured by the server administrator to allow access by Mac or Unix systems.

Drives to use at various campuses

IUK

  • Windows:
    Note:
    In the "Drive:" field, choose the appropriate drive letter (that is, anything after F: except I:).

    For the appropriate drive, enter the folder path, replacing username or department_share with your username or department name:

    • Faculty and staff shared drive:
        \\ko-filesrv.ads.iu.edu\users\username
      
    • Campus shared drive:
        \\ko-filesrv.ads.iu.edu\shared
      
    • Departmental shared drive:
        \\ko-filesrv.ads.iu.edu\shared\department_share
      
  • macOS:
    1. In the "Server Address:" field, type the appropriate path; replace department_share with your department name:
      • Faculty and staff shared drive:
          smb://ko-filesrv.ads.iu.edu/shared
        
      • Departmental shared drive:
          smb://ko-filesrv.ads.iu.edu/shared/department_share
        
    2. Click Connect.

IUN

Note:
In the "Drive:" field, select a letter to assign to the drive. UITS recommends using S: for departments and H: for home.
  • Windows:
    1. In the "Folder:" field, enter the path name of the network drive:
      • For a departmental folder, enter \\nw-it-data.ads.iu.edu\data.
      • For your home folder, enter \\nw-it-data.ads.iu.edu\home$\username, replacing username with your IU username.

      If you do not know the name of your departmental folder, contact your department secretary.

    2. In Windows, check Connect using different credentials, and then click Finish.
  • macOS:

    For the path name of the network drive under "Server Address":

    • For a departmental folder, enter smb://nw-it-data.ads.iu.edu/Data.
    • For your home folder, enter smb://nw-it-data.ads.iu.edu/home$/username, replacing username with your IU username.

IUSB

  • Windows:
    1. For the appropriate drive, enter the folder path; replace username or your_department with your username or department name:
      • O: drive (faculty and staff shared):
          \\sb-inft-fs2.ads.iu.edu\home\username
        
      • W: drive (campus shared):
          \\sb-inft-fs1.ads.iu.edu\shared
        
      • H: drive (departmental share):
          \\sb-inft-fs1.ads.iu.edu\your_department
        
      • S: drive (student shared):
          \\sb-inft-fs1.ads.iu.edu\stushared
        
    2. Click Finish.
  • macOS:

    In the "Server Address:" field, type the appropriate path; replace your_department with your department name:

    • O: drive (faculty and staff shared):
        smb://sb-inft-fs2.ads.iu.edu/home
      
    • W: drive (campus shared):
        smb://sb-inft-fs1.ads.iu.edu/shared
      
    • H: drive (departmental share):
        smb://sb-inft-fs1.ads.iu.edu/your_department
      
    • S: drive (student shared):
        smb://sb-inft-fs1.ads.iu.edu/stushared
      

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Last modified on 2019-03-06 16:23:41.

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