Connecting Network Shares: Mapping Network Drives
SHSU Technology Tutorials | Mapping Network Drives
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:
- 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
- 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.
- Students have a 500 MB quota
- Faculty and Staff have a 3GB quota
To find which winfshd server you are on go to
- START > RUN
- Type CMD then press ENTER.
- This will bring up the command prompt.
- Type net user username (e.g. abc123) /domain
Connection Path –\\winfspr[1-4]\users$\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.
If you are trying to access someone else's profile you will need to specify a different username. To do so, click the link for different user name. In the “Connect As…” dialog box, input your username and password***
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.
***You may need to enter “shsu\username” in the User Name box if you are off campus on a non university machine.