Active Directory - Connecting to Windows File Shares (Win)

The following instructions detail how to map network drives to Windows Servers.

  1. Mapping drives through My Computer
  2. Mapping drives through the Command Prompt
  3. Common Problems / Troubleshooting
  4. Windows Servers Administration Page

Mapping drives through My Computer

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

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  2. Select an available drive letter and enter the appropriate server and share information for each of the network drives you are mapping to.
    • Example: Mapping the HRSClient Share
      • Drive Letter: R
      • Folder: \\hrsclient.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.

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  6. Enter the appropriate login information.
    • User name: Reference the specific document associated with the drive you are mapping or contact the DoIT Help Desk.
    • Password: Enter your password for the account above.
  7. Check the box labeled Remember my credentials if desired.
  8. Click OK.

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

Mapping Network Drives to Windows Servers using the Command Prompt

  • Note: If you already mapped drives using the My Computer method, but have decided that you want to use the Command Prompt method, you must do the following first:
    • Disconnect the drives that are currently mapped.
    • Reboot your computer.
    • Follow the steps below after reboot.
  1. Click the Start button and type cmd in the Search field.
  2. Click cmd.

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  3. Type the appropriate command [net use "drive letter": "server address" /savecred /persistent:yes] depending on which drive you want to map:
    • Example: Mapping the HRSClient Share
      • net use r: \\hrsclient.ad.doit.wisc.edu\hrs /savecred /persistent:yes
  4. Hit Enter.
  5. Enter your username and password at the prompt:
    • User name: Reference the specific document associated with the drive you are mapping or contact the DoIT Help Desk.
    • Password: Enter your password for the account above.
  6. Hit Enter.

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

Common Problems / Troubleshooting

For more information on common problems that can occur when mapping drives and how to troubleshoot them, please see: Document 15738 is unavailable at this time..


Windows Servers Administration Page

For more information on Servers, Domains, Password Resets and/or Firewall Rules, plesae see: Document 15737 is unavailable at this time..





Keywords:campus active directory activedirectory drive map mapped mapping fileshare ad lan fastar hrs isis sfs client windows shares share DoIT LAN ISIS SFS HRS client kerberos registry shared drive shareddrive departmental file share sharing   Doc ID:46134
Owner:Marc T.Group:Campus Active Directory
Created:2015-01-12 11:03 CSTUpdated:2016-06-09 14:19 CST
Sites:Campus Active Directory
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