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Mapping a Drive to a Network Share

Instructions for mapping a drive to a network share

Mapping a Drive in Windows

Mapping a Drive in Windows

In Windows networks, network disk space is organized into "shares." Mapping a drive allows you to use one of these shares as if it were a local hard drive. If you are logging into the PRIMO domain, most of the shares you might want to use are mapped automatically. However, there are some situations where you might want to map a drive to a network share yourself. If you are connecting to the SSCC network from home using VPN the usual shares are available but not mapped automatically. Also, there are some Linux shares you might need at some point which are not mapped for you.This article will show you both how to map a drive to a network share, and tell you some of the shares you might want to map.

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Click on This PC on the left.
  3. Click the Computer tab at the top and select Map network drive.
  4. Set Drive to the letter you want to give the mapped drive.
  5. In Folder type the location you want to map a drive to. See the table below for a list of locations you might want to use.
  6. Check Reconnect at Logon.
  7. If you are not logging in from a PC in the SSCC's PRIMO domain, check Connect using different credentials. (If you're not sure, it won't hurt to check this box regardless.) When you are asked to give your username and password specify that you are part of the SSCC's PRIMO domain by giving your username as PRIMO\username (e.g. PRIMO\rdimond).
  8. Click Finish.
drive mapping wizard

Network File Share Locations


LocationUseNotes
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\users\username
Windows Home DirectoryMapped as U: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\labusers\username
Windows Home Directory for Lab UsersMapped as U: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\username
Linux Home DirectoryMapped as Z: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\project
Windows Project DirectoriesMapped as X: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\project
Linux Project DirectoriesMapped as V: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\Temp30days
Windows Temporary Disk SpaceMapped as Y: if you log into PRIMO
All files deleted after 30 days
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\temp30days
Linux Temporary Disk SpaceAll files deleted after 30 days
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\web
Web sites of SSCC member agencies 

You can map a drive to a specific folder within any of these locations by adding it to the location you type. For example, to map a drive to the rdimond folder within Linux temporary space I would give \\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\temp30days\rdimond for the Folder.

 

Mapping a Drive in macOS

Mapping a Drive in macOS

  1. If you are not plugged into the wired network in the Sewell Social Science Building, you first need to establish Connecting to the SSCC Network via VPN to the SSCC network.
  2. Open the Finder, then click Go, Connect to Server or ⌘ command+K
  3. In the Server Address box, type the URL of the disk space you'd like to connect to from the table below.
  4. Click the plus sign (+) to save the server in your Favorite Servers.
  5. When prompted, enter your SSCC username and password. If your password contains any special characters (&, @, etc.) type a backslash (\) before that character. Check Remember this password in my keychain and you won't be asked to give it again in the future.
  6. If you'd like this location to appear in your dock, hold down the alt/option key and drag it to the dock.

Network File Share Locations


LocationUseNotes
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\users\username
Windows Home DirectoryMapped as U: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\labusers\username
Windows Home Directory for Lab UsersMapped as U: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\username
Linux Home DirectoryMapped as Z: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\project
Windows Project DirectoriesMapped as X: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\project
Linux Project DirectoriesMapped as V: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\Temp30days
Windows Temporary Disk SpaceMapped as Y: if you log into PRIMO
All files deleted after 30 days
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\temp30days
Linux Temporary Disk SpaceAll files deleted after 30 days
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\web
Web sites of SSCC member agencies 

If you only use one project directory, you can connect to it directly by putting its name after project (e.g. smb://sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu/dfsroot/project/AddHealth or smb://sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu/project/assess). If you use more than one, do not specify a directory and you'll be able to see all of them. If you use temporary space you should be putting your files in a folder with your username, and you can connect to it directly by adding your username after "temp30days".


 

Mapping a Drive in Linux

 Click on Places, then Connect to Server. Set the Service type to Windows share. The Server, Share and Folder will depend on what you want to connect to--see the pictures for some of the most common choices or consult the table below for more options. Enter your SSCC username in User Name and primo in Domain.
Windows Project Space
Connecting to Windows Project Space
Windows Home Directory
Connecting to your Windows Home Directory
Linux Project Space
Connecting to Linux Project Space
Click Connect and you'll be asked for your SSCC password. If your password contains any special characters (&, @, etc.) type a backslash (\) before that character. You can choose whether to save the password or not.
Password request

SSCC Disk Space Locations


LocationUseNotes
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\users\username
Windows Home DirectoryMapped as U: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\labusers\username
Windows Home Directory for Lab UsersMapped as U: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\username
Linux Home DirectoryMapped as Z: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\project
Windows Project DirectoriesMapped as X: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\project
Linux Project DirectoriesMapped as V: if you log into PRIMO
\\sscwin.ads.ssc.wisc.edu\dfsroot\Temp30days
Windows Temporary Disk SpaceMapped as Y: if you log into PRIMO
All files deleted after 30 days
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\temp30days
Linux Temporary Disk SpaceAll files deleted after 30 days
\\sscunix.ssc.wisc.edu\web
Web sites of SSCC member agencies 

If you only use one project directory, you can connect to it directly by putting its full name in the Folder box. If you use more than one, do not specify a directory and you'll be able to see all of them. If you use temporary space you should be putting your files in a folder with your username, and you can connect to it directly by adding that to the Folder box as well.

 




Keywords:map, drive, network, share, windows, mac, file, server   Doc ID:95802
Owner:Paul B.Group:Social Science Computing Cooperative
Created:2019-11-13 16:49 CDTUpdated:2020-06-17 11:36 CDT
Sites:Social Science Computing Cooperative
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