Connecting to Russll Labs Servers

This document details how to connect to a Windows server in the Russell Labs domain

Mapping Network Drives to Windows Servers in the Russell Labs Domain

Note: To access servers in the Russell Labs Domain, the user's IP address must be allowed past our firewalls. For UW-Madison users, if your computer is not plugged in via network cable to an approved network you will need to secure a VPN connection before proceeding. See WiscVPN (Win) - Downloading and Installing the WiscVPN AnyConnect Client for details.

There are two processes that can be used to map drives to the Windows Servers:

  1. Mapping the drives through My Computer
  2. Mapping the drives through the Command Prompt

Mapping the drives through My Computer

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

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  2. In the Drive: drop down menu select an available drive letter. In the Folder: field enter the directory path for the drive you want to map. Directory paths are based on department, lab and usernames so you will need to enter the information that is appropriate for your situation:

    • Connecting to a lab network share:
      \\144.92.198.101\russell\<department>\labs\<labname>
    • Connecting to a personal home folder:
      \\144.92.199.16\russell\<department>\home\<username>
    • Departments use the following abbreviations:

      • Entomology: ento
      • Forest and Wildlife Ecology: fwe
      • Plant Pathology: ppath

      when entering the directory path replace <department> with the abbreviation for your department.

    • Ensure that the Reconnect at logon box is checked.
    • Check the box labeled Connect using different credentials.
    • Click Finish.

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    • Enter the appropriate login information.
      • User name: Your Russell Labs userid
      • Password: Your Russell Labs password.
      • Note: Those from other campuses accessing SFS servers should login using the user name "NetID@LOGIN.WISC.EDU".
    • Check the box labeled Remember my credentials if desired.
    • Click OK.

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    • 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:

    • Mapping your home directory (all Russell Labs departments):
      net use <drive letter> \\144.92.199.16\russell\<department>\home\<username> /savecred /persistent:yes
    • Mapping your lab directory:
      net use <drive letter> \\144.92.198.101\russell\<department>\labs\<labname> /savecred /persistent:yes
  4. Departments use the following abbreviations:

    • Entomology: ento
    • Forest and Wildlife Ecology: fwe
    • Plant Pathology: ppath

    when entering the directory path replace <department> with the abbreviation for your department.

  5. Hit Enter.
  6. Enter your username and password at the prompt:
    • User name: Your Russell Labs userid
    • Password: Your Russell Labs password.
  7. Hit Enter.

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

Questions

Please see Paul Gunther if you have questions about this document.




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:55559
Owner:Paul G.Group:Russell Labs Computing
Created:2015-08-25 09:18 CDTUpdated:2016-10-24 15:24 CDT
Sites:Russell Labs Computing, Russell Labs Hub
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