[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.

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.

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


If you are using a work computer that was setup by SMPH-IT, it should already have GlobalProtect (PaloAlto) Client (WiscVPN) software installed.


For more information about installation and configuration of WiscVPN, see the following DoIT VPN web page.



There are two methods for connecting, as follows:


Method 1.   One-time access:


Launch the GlobalProtect (PaloAlto) Client (WiscVPN).


Use the following server address: uwmadison.vpn.wisc.edu and click the Connect button.


Login with your NetID username and password.


Then, for each "drive" you want to access,  


If you’re using Windows 7 - Click the Start button, type Run

If you’re using Windows 10 - Click the Search button, type Run


In the Run window under Open: 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 your home directory, your "H" drive


For OCPD users:

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

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ocpd-shared   To connect to the OCPD shared  or "S" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ocpd-archive   To connect to the OCPD archive  or "T" drive


When prompted for a username and password, prefix your username 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 the GlobalProtect (PaloAlto) Client (WiscVPN).


Use the following server address: uwmadison.vpn.wisc.edu and click the Connect button.


Login with your NetID username and password


Open the File Explorer and Right Click on:


Computer (if using Windows 7)

This PC (if using Windows 10)


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 your home directory, your "H" drive


For OCPD users:

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

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ocpd-shared   To connect to the OCPD shared  or "S" drive

\\files.msad.hslc.wisc.edu\ocpd-archive   To connect to the OCPD archive  or "T" drive


Check the "Connect using different credentials" checkbox


In the login window, check the "Remember my credentials" checkbox.


Type in your username and password, prefix your username with our network name, "msad", like this:


       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. You should see it displayed, in the File Explorer window, with a red X that will disappear after you authenticate to GlobalProtect (WiscVPN).   If the shared drive disappears, follow the mapping steps again.





Keywords:N Drive Shared Home access W ebling remote network hslc smph windows pc connect   Doc ID:25224
Owner:Adrian G.Group:School of Medicine and Public Health
Created:2012-07-19 11:07 CSTUpdated:2017-10-31 09:55 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, School of Medicine and Public Health
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