Mapping A Network Drive

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Windows 2000 and XP

  1. Right click My Computer and select Map Network Drive.
  2. Enter "\\storage01\username in the folder box, where username is your Pipeline username.
  3. Click on connect using a different username.
  4. Fill in the "Username:" box with "campus\username , and the password box with your Campus Domain password.
  5. Click on OK and then click on Finish to complete mapping the network drive.

Windows 98

Your access method is very similar to those with Windows XP or 2000. However, some different steps are required so your computer can find the storage01 server and to set permissions on your public_html directory if you want to create a web site. Follow the steps below:

  1. You must log into Windows 98 with a username that exactly matches your Pipeline username. Otherwise, these steps will not work.
  2. The server called storage01 is located in a Windows domain called Campus. Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network. Select the Identification tab. Change the name of your Workgroup to Campus. You will see a message that your computer is updating some information. Reboot your computer when prompted.
  3. Using Windows Explorer's menu, Tools, select Map Network Drive. Enter the path \\storage01\username where username is your Windows Campus Domain username. (This is the same as your Pipeline username.) Enter your Windows Campus Domain password. Your should now have a connection to storage01. You should be able to see storage01 and your directory in Windows Explorer.
  4. To recreate a directory for your web pages, make a folder called public_html You may now copy html files into it.

NOTE: Your files will not be viewable on the web until you set the permissions on your public_html file. You cannot do this on Windows 98 due to limitations of Windows 98. The workaround given below will solve the problem.

Windows 98 Users: Required One-time Workaround for Web Page Set-up

The following instructions are not needed unless you accidentally deleted your public_html directory or changed the permissions on your directory. If you want to make a web page and your computer is running Windows 98, there is one more set of instructions. You only need to do the following procedure once, after which you can use your Win 98 computer for accessing your web pages on storage01.

  1. Find a computer running Windows XP or Windows 2000. (E.g., ask to use a friend or colleague's computer, or use one in a computer lab on campus.)
  2. Connect to your own directory on storage01 by mapping to it. Do this by following

the Windows XP instructions (see the beginning of this document). Remember to disable Simple File Sharing on the Windows XP computer, if it is enabled.

  1. Follow the instructions given to recreate public_html.


You can map a network drive to Storage01 using the smbmount utility. You can run the following command as a regular user:

$ smbmount //storage01/share /path/to/mount -o username=myusername,workgroup=campus,uid=mylocalusername,
  • //storage01/share is the mount location. Replacing 'share' with your domain username will map the network drive to your personal storage space. Please read the article on Storage01 for other possible locations.
  • /path/to/mount is the location you want to map/mount the network drive at. You can map it to a mountpoint in your current directory such as 'mnt' by not using any slashes (full pathname is also fine)
  • username=myusername - myusername should be replaced with your domain username.
  • workgroup=campus - this specifies the domain to check your username and password against, leave it like this
  • uid=mylocalusername - mylocalusername should be the name of your linux user (whoami will tell you this if you are unsure). This is the user who owns the directory/mountpoint you are mounting/mapping to.
  • - this specifies an "ip address" (a FQDN in this case) to locate Storage01 by. Leave as-is.

When you run this command, you should see a prompt similar to:


Type in your domain password and press enter. You will now be able to access the file stored on storage01 at the mountpoint you specified.

Mac OS

Drivemap mac step1.png
  • Select Finder
  • Open the Go menu and select Connect to Server
Drivemap mac step2.png
  • Type smb://storage01/share into the Server Address field, where share is the drive on storage01 that you are trying to connect to.
    • Clicking the + button will add the share to your favorite servers list for easy access in the future.
  • Click Connect to connect to storage01. The connection will then prompt you for your credentials.
Drivemap mac step3.png
  • Type CAMPUS into the Workgroup or Domain field.
  • Type your Pipeline Username into the Name field.
  • Type your Campus Domain Password into the Password field.
  • After clicking OK you can access the mapped drive from your desktop, as seen below.
Drivemap mac finished.png
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