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Mapping a Lab Drive to the Russell Labs Hub Fileserver - Windows

This document describes how to connect (map a drive) to the Russell Labs hub fileserver.

Audience

Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Forest & Wildlife faculty, students, and staff; Hub staff

Mapping a Lab Drive in the Russell Labs Domain

Are you OFF-campus 

        OR 

Using a Wireless Connection? 

Do these steps first: 

A. Connect to the Internet. 

B. Launch the GlobalProtect VPN software,* then follow the rest of these instructions. 

* for instructions on getting and installing WiscVPN software, visit this webpage: http://www.doit.wisc.edu/network/vpn/

Windows 10 Instructions - Click to Open or Collapse


Open the Map Network Drive Screen via File Explorer

Note:  The circled numbers in the illustration correspond to the numbered steps. 

Open File Explorer.

File Explorer Screen Illustration - Click to Open or Collapse

File Explorer in Windows 10
File Explorer Screen

1. Scroll down the left pane. Locate and click This PC.

2. Click the Computer tab.

3. Locate and click Map network drive icon (not the words Map network drive).  The Map Network Drive screen appears.


Complete the Map Network Drive Screen

Notes:

  • The circled numbers in the illustration correspond to the numbered steps. 
  • Re step 1 - it doesn't matter which drive letter you choose, as long as it is available.

Map Network Drive Screen Illustration - Click to Open or Collapse

Map Network Drive Screen - Windows 10
Map Network Drive Screen

1. Choose an available drive letter from the Drive drop-down menu.

2. Copy the text below and paste it into the Folder box:
\\russell.drive.wisc.edu\russell\labstorage

3. Click the Reconnect at sign-in checkbox.

4. Is your computer on the Russell domain?

Yes: Click the Connect using different credentials checkbox.

No: Don’t click the Connect using different credentials checkbox.

Not sure: email help@russell.wisc.edu.

5. Click Finish. The Map Network Drive popup closes, and a login screen appears labeled Enter network credentials.


Complete the Enter Network Credentials Screen

Note:  The circled numbers in the illustration correspond to the numbered steps. 

Enter Network Credentials Screen Illustration - Click to Open or Collapse

Enter Network Credentials
Enter Network Credentials Screen

Is your computer on the Russell domain?

Yes:

1. Click in the User name box and enter:
russell\

...where is your Russell username.

2. Click in the Password box and enter your Russell password.

No:

1. Click in the User name box and enter your Russell password.

2. Click in the Password box and enter your Russell password.

3. Click the Remember my credentials checkbox to make sure the drive mapping continues after your next computer restart.

4. Click OK. Occasionally the Enter network credentials screen reappears. Click OK.


Navigate to Your Lab Folder

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

Successfully Mapped Network Drive Screen Illustration - Click to Open or Collapse

Successful Labstore Mapped Drives
Successfully Mapped Network Drive Screen

Open the folder for your department, then the labs folder, and then the folder for your lab.


Windows 7 Instructions - Click to Open or Collapse


Open the Map Network Drive Screen via the Start Menu

Locate the Start button (in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, lower left corner):

   Windows 7 Start Button
Start Button

Click Start. The Start menu appears.

Right-click Computer. A popup menu appears.

Click Map Network Drive. The Map Network Drive screen appears.


Complete the Map Network Drive Screen

Notes:

  • The circled numbers in the illustration correspond to the numbered steps. 
  • Re step 1 - it doesn't matter which drive letter you choose, as long as it is available.  

Map Network Drive Screen Illustration - Click to Open or Collapse

Map Network Drive Screen - Windows 10
Map Network Drive Screen

1. Choose an available drive letter from the Drive drop-down menu.

2. Copy the text below and paste it into the Folder box:
\\russell.drive.wisc.edu\russell\labstorage

3. Click the Reconnect at sign-in checkbox.

4. Is your computer on the Russell domain?

Yes: Click the Connect using different credentials checkbox.

No: Don’t click the Connect using different credentials checkbox.

Not sure: email help@russell.wisc.edu.

5. Click Finish. The Map Network Drive popup closes, and a login screen appears labeled Enter network credentials.


Complete the Enter Network Credentials Screen

Note:  The circled numbers in the illustration correspond to the numbered steps. 

Enter Network Credentials Screen Illustration - Click to Open or Collapse

Enter Network Credentials
Enter Network Credentials Screen

Yes:

1. Click in the User name box and enter:
russell\

...where is your Russell username.

2. Click in the Password box and enter your Russell password.

No:

1. Click in the User name box and enter your Russell password.

2. Click in the Password box and enter your Russell password.

3. Click the Remember my credentials checkbox to make sure the drive mapping continues after your next computer restart.

4. Click OK. Occasionally the Enter network credentials screen reappears. Click OK.


Navigate to Your Lab Folder

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

Successfully Mapped Network Drive Screen Illustration - Click to Open or Collapse

Successful Labstore Mapped Drives
Successfully Mapped Network Drive Screen

Open the folder for your department, then the labs folder, and then the folder for your lab.




Keywords:mapping windows, instrumentation, hr, office, network   Doc ID:82537
Owner:David S.Group:Russell Labs Computing
Created:2018-05-30 12:24 CSTUpdated:2021-11-04 08:55 CST
Sites:Russell Labs Computing
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