How to map a shared drive (Windows)

How to Map a Shard Drive for the HRS or SFS ERPs.


If you are having trouble setting up or staying connected to a shared drive please first contact your local IT staff to have them assist you. If they are unable to resolve issues, and the drive is hosted by the UW-Madison Division of Information Technology, please contact the DoIT Helpdesk. Their contact information can be found here: Get Help from DoIT

Mapping Network Drives 

Note: If your computer is not plugged in via Ethernet cable to the UW-Madison Staff Network you will need to secure a WiscVPN connection before proceeding. See WiscVPN (Windows) - Downloading and Installing the WiscVPN AnyConnect Client  for details.

The following instructions detail how to map the shared network drives used by each ERP system. There are two processes that can be used to map the shared drives:

  1. Mapping the drives through My Computer. Use these instructions if:
    • Your local computer username and password are different than your NetID credentials and you do not want to save your NetID credentials for the drive mapping.

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    • Your local computer username and password are the same as your NetID and password. If both sets of credentials are the same the local account credentials will be used for the kerberos authentication and you will not be prompted to authenticate for the drive mapping.
  2. Mapping the drives through the Command Prompt. Use these instructions if:
    • Your local computer username and password are different than your NetID credentials and you want to save your NetID credentials for the drive mapping.


Mapping Network Drives using My Computer

  1. Right-click Computer in the Start menu. Click Map Network Drive.

    Map Network Drive

  2. Select a drive letter and enter the appropriate server and share information for each of the network drives.
    • To map to the SFSCLIENT shared drive:
      • Folder: \\sfsclient.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs
      • Alternate: \\typhoon.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs
    • To map to the SFSPROC1 shared drive:
      • Folder: \\sfsproc1.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs
      • Alternate: \\blizzard.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs
    • To map to the SFSPROC5 drive:
      • Folder: \\sfsproc5.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs
      • Alternate: \\stratus.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs
    • To map to the HRSCLIENT drive:
      • Folder: \\hrsclient.ad.doit.wisc.edu\hrs
      • Alternate: \\holmstrom.ad.doit.wisc.edu\hrs
  3. Ensure that the Reconnect at logon box is checked.
  4. Check the box labeled Connect using different credentials.
  5. Click Finish.

    Map Network Drive

  6. Enter the appropriate login information.
    • User name: netid@wisc.edu
    • Password: Your NetID password.
  7. Check the box labeled Remember my credentials if desired.
  8. Click OK.

    DoIT Login

  9. If the connection was successful, Windows Explorer will open the mapped network drive.


Mapping Network Drives using the Command Prompt

  1. Click the Start button and type cmd in the Search field.
  2. Click cmd.

    cmd

  3. Type the following command, adjusting the text depending on which drive you want to map:
    • net use x: \\sfsclient.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs /savecred /persistent:yes\
      • Where X is the drive letter you'd like to use, and
      • Where "\\sfsclient.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs" is the drive you'd like to map.
        • For SFSCLIENT use "\\sfsclient.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs" or "\\typhoon.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs"
        • For SFSPROC1 use "\\sfsproc1.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs" or "\\blizzard.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs"
        • For SFSPROC5 use "\\sfsproc5.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs" or "\\stratus.ad.doit.wisc.edu\sfs"
        • For HRSCLIENT use "\\hrsclient.ad.doit.wisc.edu\hrs" or "\\holmstrom.ad.doit.wisc.edu\hrs"
  4. Hit Enter.
  5. Enter your username and password at the prompt:
    • User name: netid@wisc.edu
    • Password: Your NetID password.
  6. Hit Enter.

    DoIT CMD Login

  7. Click the Computer icon in the Start Menu. The recently mapped network drives will now appear in the Network Location section.




Keywords:map, shared, drive, windows, network, share, sfsproc1, sfsproc5, sfsclient, hrsclient, typhoon, blizzard, stratus, holmstrom   Doc ID:66759
Owner:Peter V.Group:ERP Security
Created:2016-09-07 14:44 CSTUpdated:2016-09-07 16:19 CST
Sites:ERP Security
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