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

  • Mapping A Network Drive means assigning it a Drive letter (commonly U:, M:, X:, or any other available letter) to a network share's full path which often begins with \\storage01.
  • 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 you will have an idea of what drives you can map. In this tutorial we will map the Personal drive which has your username in the path, but you may wish to access ms or public.

Step 5 - Use a different Username (skip if using a Campus Domain computer)

If you read the article on Mapping A Network Drive then you may know that Stevens requires some authentication to access Network Drives. Windows will, by default, try to use your Windows log on name and password, which only works when using a Campus Domain computer. In all other cases you need to tell Windows to use your Campus Domain username and password.

To do this in Windows Vista, 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 (skip if using a Campus Domain computer)

To complete the mapping process, 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.

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