Windows 7 and Vista Map a Network Drive

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NOTE: These instructions apply to both Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Important information to know before using this guide

  • Before you can access a Network Drive on Windows Vista it needs to be Mapped as a Local Drive. This means assigning it a Drive letter.
  • You'll need your Campus Domain Account Information as authentication.
  • After the Drive is mapped it will appear as a link under 'My Computer.'
  • If you are OFF CAMPUS you must establish a VPN connection first before mapping a network drive.
    • Directions for setting up VPN on Windows 7 can be found here

Step 1 - Click Start

Open your start menu.

Step 2 - Open Computer Link

Find the link button labelled 'Computer' and click to open it.

Step 3 - Click Map Network Drive

Towards the top of the window that just opened (the Computer) will be a link button labelled 'Map a Network Drive.' That's exactly what we want to do, so go ahead and click to open.

Step 4 - Enter the Drive Name

If you read the article on storage01 then you will have an idea of what drives you can map. In this tutorial we will map the ms drive.

Step 5 - Use a different Username

If you read the article on Mapping A Network Drive then you may know that Stevens requires some authentication to access Network Drives. Unfortunately Windows Vista will default to trying to use your Windows log on name and password. This is not always the same as your Campus Domain Account name. So we need to tell Windows Vista to use your Campus Domain username and password.

To do this click the small text link 'different user name'
* In Windows 7, check the box next to Connect using different credentials

Step 6 - Enter Campus Domain Information

To complete the mapping process just enter your Campus Domain user name and password.
You must type campus\ before your username, so if your username was jsmith you would type campus\jsmith.
For password simply enter your Campus Domain Password.

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