Connecting Remotely

Steps for mapping an IU network drive

  1. Make Finder the active service on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on your desktop.
  2. In the top menu bar that starts with "Finder," select the "Go" menu, and then select "Connect to Server." It will be at or near the bottom of the menu.
    • An alternative method is to press Command-k with the Finder active.
  3. In the "Connect to Server" window, in the field under or next to "Server Address," enter: smb://$
    • Make sure all slashes are forward slashes.
  4. Click "Connect."
  5. An authentication window will appear. In the username field, enter your IU username.
  6. In the password field, use your IU passphrase.
  7. If asked to specify "domain," enter "ADS."
  8. Click OK.

  1. Go to the start menu and click on "Computer" in the right half of the start menu.
  2. Near the top of the window in a ribbon starting with “Organize,” click "Map network drive."
  3. In the "Drive" field, select a drive letter for the network drive. Do not choose a letter that already has items mapped to it.
    • If a letter has any text after it, choose a different letter to map to. The letter makes no difference to your connection.
    • Example: G: (\\ would not be a good selection for a letter to map a new drive to.
  4. In the "Folder" field, enter: \\\files\msch
  5. Click "Finish."


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