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Connecting to Shared Network Resources Mac (Network Drives)

How to connect to network drives remotely with Macintosh computers running OSX.

Basic criteria:

The computer has to be on one of the following networks:
  • on the Law wireless network inside the law building
  • on a wired network connection inside the law building
  • on any other network with the DoIT provided VPN software connected and active (See endnote 1)

--- The computer must be running Mac OS 10.6 or newer.

How to connect:

From the Finder, click on GO > Connect to Server.
Select the address of the share you wish to connect to and click connect.
Enter your username (if needed) and password for your law school user account and click OK.

***Syntax of the connect command: (You MUST edit the BOLDED text in the command line)***

smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.IP/share    (See a list of shared drives below)

NETID= the first part of your email address
share= the share that you're trying to connect to below
IP= the last 2 digits of the IP address below

I Drive (Innocence Project): smb://ad;NETID@ center
J Drive (Economic Justice Institue): smb://ad;NETID@$/eji
K Drive (Center for Patient Partnerships): smb://ad;NETID@$/cpp
L Drive (Family Law): ssmb://ad;NETID@ center
M Drive (CAP): smb://ad;NETID@ center
N Drive (Alumni): smb://ad;NETID@$/alumni
P Drive (Career Services): smb://ad;NETID@$/career
P Drive (Remington Center): smb://ad;NETID@
P Drive (remcenterpa): smb://ad;NETID@
P Drive (Rest. Just. Proj.): smb://ad;NETID@
R Drive (Personal network space): smb://ad;NETID@$/user
S Drive (Law School Shared): smb://ad;NETID@
T Drive (Immigration Clinic): smb://ad;NETID@$/immigration
T Drive Remington Center (New): smb://ad;NETID@ center
W Drive (Photo Repository): smb://ad;NETID@$/photos
Z Drive (Scan Directories): smb://ad;NETID@

Endnote 1: When setting up the vpn software from it's important that you have Java installed in order for the automated installer to work. Otherwise, it's very easy to set up the native Macintosh client. See abbreviated screenshots below:

Troubleshooting and Known issues: 
1. AVG (and potentially other AV programs) have a conflict and will generate an error when the student or user saves a file. ("Word cannot save this document due to a naming or permissions error on the destination volume.") Proof: turn off AV program. Solution at this time (6/16) is to uninstall AVG and install Symantec.

Keywords:apple mac network drive resources map mapping how to   Doc ID:34779
Owner:Darryl B.Group:Law School
Created:2013-10-25 12:49 CDTUpdated:2016-06-06 11:37 CDT
Sites:Law School
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