Connecting Network Shares: Mapping Network Drives

SHSU Technology Tutorials | Mapping Network Drives


Connecting to Network Drives

Network drives can only be connected to by on campus users. You must be using the campus network to connect. Particular locations of interest include:

T Drive
    The T drive, gives faculty and staff the capability to store files on a common drive that everyone can access. Although access is available, certain files and folders, still have restrictions on who can view the material.
    Connection Path - \\winfscommon\common
S Drive
    The S drive, gives each user their own individual drive to store material. This drive cannot be accessed by other users, so any files that need to be kept personal can be kept on the S drive. Each user is limited to 70 megabytes on their S drive.

Connecting to a Departmental Website

After June 10, 2011 departmental websites are accessed without needing a password as the account is now linked to your login.

PC Users: Please follow the directions below with \\unx1\department website username (for instance: \\unx1\alu_kat). If you are using Contribute you will need to switch the network access to Local network.

Mac Users: Please map the network drive smb://unx1/department website username( ie. smb://unx1/alu_kat). You will be prompted for your username and password. Enter your username as shsu\username. Once done, open Contribute to setup the connection to your site using local/network folder. Please use the "Browse" option and choose the public_html folder as the site location.

S Drive Connection Server Identification

  To find which winfshd server you are on go to START > RUN and type CMD then press ENTER. This will bring up the command prompt. Type net user username (e.g. abc123) /domain


   Connection Path – smb://winfshd[1-4]$/username   

How to Connect To the Above Drives:

Go to “Start” and “My Computer”

On the top pull down menu, select “Tools” and then “Map Network Drive…”

In the Map Network Drive dialog box, select the letter drive you wish to map to. Under “Folder” input the connection path, as indicated at the beginning of this document.

Depending on the share you are trying to make you may need to use the “different user name.” option. To specify a different username, click the link for different user name. In the “Connect As…” dialog box, input your username and password. You may need to enter “shsu\username” in the User Name box if you are off campus on a non university machine.

Click OK on the “Connect As…” dialog box, then hit “Finish” on the “Map Network Drive” dialog box. You should now be connected to your network share.