[SMPH][HSLC] Connect to the MSAD file server remotely (Windows)

If you are working remotely from your HSLC office, you can still connect to your HSLC network folders from your home computer. The following details how to do that from a Windows computer.

The first and most important detail is that when connecting to the HSLC network remotely you must have authenticated through WiscVPN first.  


For instructions on how to do this, see the DoIT VPN web page.


There are two methods for connecting, as follows:


Method 1.   One-time access:


Launch WiscVPN (Cisco AnyConnect) and authenticate with NetID and password.


Then, for each "drive" you want to access,  click Start > Run


In the Run window enter the following:


For SMPH users

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\home\username    To connect to your home directory, your "M" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\smph-shared   To connect to the SMPH shared  or "N" drive


For Ebling users:

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\home\username    To connect to your home directory, your "V" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ebling-shared   To connect to the Ebling shared or "W" drive


For PT users:

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ptshared\PhysicalTherapy   To connect to the PT shared or "L" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ptshared\PTStudents   To connect to the PT Students or "S" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ptshared\Wenker   To connect to Wenker or "W" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\pthome\username   To connect to the PT Students or "H" drive


When prompted for a username and password, prefix your user name with our network name, "msad", like this:


msad\jdoe

password (same one you use to log in to your HSLC desktop)


A Windows Explorer window will open at the requested folder location.  For the "home" directory, you will need to browse the list of home directories to find your own.  In most cases it will be the same name as your login account name, but if you had a different user name on the old Novell server, then your home directory may have that name.   Best option is to check before you leave your office, and then connect to your home directory by account name, in this manner

     

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\home\jdoe


Method 2.  Map the drive:


Launch WiscVPN (Cisco AnyConnect) and authenticate with NetID and password.


Click Start >  Computer


From the Computer menu bar, click Map Network Drive


Select a drive letter.


In the Folder space, type the path of the desired drive location


For SMPH users

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\home\username    To connect to your home directory, your "M" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\smph-shared   To connect to the SMPH shared  or "N" drive


For Ebling users:

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\home\username    To connect to your home directory, your "V" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ebling-shared   To connect to the Ebling shared or "W" drive


For PT users:

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ptshared\PhysicalTherapy   To connect to the PT shared or "L" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ptshared\PTStudents   To connect to the PT Students or "S" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ptshared\Wenker   To connect to Wenker or "W" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\pthome\username   To connect to the PT Students or "H" drive


Check the "Connect using different credentials" checkbox


In the login window, check the "Remember my credentials" checkbox and then


Username: msad\jdoe

Password: (same one you use to log in to your HSLC desktop)


Wait a few seconds and the drive will map.


If you kept the "Reconnect at logon" box checked, Windows will attempt to reconnect the drive automatically at next logon, but will not succeed because you won't have connected to WiscVPN yet.   The mapping definition should stick however, and you will see it displayed in the Computer windows with a red X that will disappear after you authenticate to WiscVPN.   If the mapping disappears, just redefine it as above.





Keywords:N Drive Shared Home access W ebling remote network hslc smph windows pc   Doc ID:25224
Owner:Adrian G.Group:School of Medicine and Public Health
Created:2012-07-19 11:07 CSTUpdated:2016-09-15 13:51 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, School of Medicine and Public Health
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