Mapping a Shared Directory (on a Windows Server Computer)
to a Drive Letter
- Mapping a shared directory to a drive letter is recommended, and
makes finding the directory faster and more convenient. e.g. In the "Computer"
window above the Y: drive is a networked shared resource called "slaney"
(like a directory) on \\minsky
(server name) which has been mapped to
that letter. The drive letter can be automatically set
to be ready to connect to \\minsky\slaney next time one logs on if the computer.
- Note that in the
examples below \\126.96.36.199 is equivalent to \\minsky.med.unc.edu
- Note if you are connecting from off campus then
VPN must be installed and run (An Onyen
account required) along with the
DUO phone app. for 2 factor
authentication before attempting a connection to shares on \\minsky.med.unc.edu,
or even \\ad.unc.edu\med\cf
- Note these resource can also be mapped to from Apple and Linux computers
Mapping to a drive letter:
- Open a "Computer" window or hold down the windows-key
and press the letter E
- Or click on "Computer" on an already open "Computer" window
- Click on "Map network drive"
- Note "Domain: AD" means domain has defaulted to AD (the Onyen domain) and
needs to be over ridden (see just below) for the \\minsky server
- Enter your MHmicroscopy user name (sometimes called
\\minsky user name). Don't forget the
domain "mhmicroscopy\" before your user name.
- Enter your MHmicroscopy password
- Check "Remember my credentials" (only works on computers not
joined to the AD domain)
- Mapped successfully!