Network Drives

Connecting to Network Drives on the New Server

(4/29/09)  You will need your ONYEN and ONYEN password to be able to map to your data on the new server. (If you don’t know your ONYEN or ONYEN password, contact Client Services at 966-1325 and they will be able to assist you.)  Below are separate instructions for PC and Mac users.

To map to network drives from a PC:

Directions on how map to your shares:

  1. Right-click on My Computer (on desktop) and left-click on “Explore”
  2. Left-click on “Tools” at the top of the window….left-click on Map Network Drive
  3. In the folder box, type ONE of the following to get to the specific share. Repeat all of the steps and interchange another below if you connect to more than 1 of the shares below. (The "groups" drive is also known as the former "S-drive" and "xfer" as the "T-drive.")

  4. Click on “Reconnect at logon” to have it map when you log in the next time
  5. Click on “different user name” below the Reconnect at logon box
  6. Type: ad\username where "username" is your ONYEN. Type password: this is your ONYEN password
  7. Click OK….then Click Finish


To map to network drives from a Macintosh:

  1. While on the desktop click on the “Go” menu.
  2. From the “Go” menu select “Connect to Server...”
  3. In the Connect to Server dialog box enter the path to the network share in the “Server Address” field. (Example = smb://
  4. Click “Connect” button and wait for the log in prompt to appear. Use your ONYEN and ONYEN Password. You do not have to enter AD\ before your name.
  5. Login. After that you should get a list of the avalible shares on the server. Pick from the list the share you want to mount.
  6. To make the share alias/shortcut open the share in a finder window. In the center of the windows there should be an icon that looks like this IT_img2, if you see that simply click, hold and drag the icon to the desktop while holding the Apple and Option keys. This will create a alias/shortcut on the users desktop. You can do this for as many share/folders you want.

One word of warning. On the login dialog box there is a check box asking if you want OSX to remember your login info for this connection. Make sure it is NOT checked. Because we have to change our passwords every 90 days, this will try to pass old logins and lock your accounts.

If you have any other questions about Macs or OSX please email or call JT at or 966-6526.