Windows 7 and Vista Map a Network Drive
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
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.
For the username make sure it's in the formate of campus\username where username is your Campus Domain user name.
For password simply enter your Campus Domain Password.