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Mapping a Network Drive-Windows 7

CAMPUS Active Directory - Windows 7 - Mapping a Network Drive

If you are joined to CAMPUS and are physically on UVM's campus, you should be able to open "Computer" and see drives mapped to your winhome and shared directories.

Students will not see mapped drives even if they do log onto a CAMPUS joined computer, nor do they have personal storage space under AD. Students can manually map a drive to a departmental shared directory however as long as they have the proper permissions to that directory and follow the directions for "Shared Directory" below.

Personal Storage Space
  1. Double click the "Computer" icon on the desktop or go to Start-->Computer

  2. Click the "Map Network drive" icon along the top of the Computer window.
    Map Network Drive

  3. Select an un-used drive letter, such as "M:"

  4. Campus Net Folder
  5. In the folder field enter:\\files\youruvmnetid replacing "youruvmnetid" with your UVM netID. If you are unsure as to what your UVM netID is look yourself up on the UVM Online DirectoryYour UVM netID is listed at the bottom of your contact information

  6. "Reconnect at logon" should be off if you are not on your own machine, on a public machine, or are connecting from someone else's account. Otherwise you can leave "Reconnect at logon" turned on and Windows will reconnect you to this network drive when you log in.

  7. Put a check in the box next to "Connect using different credentials" and click the Finish button. The following window will appear

  8. Connect As
  9. Enter "CAMPUS\youruvmnetid in the username field. Replacing youruvmnetid with your UVM netID. Click OK.

If you've done everything correctly you should see an open Windows Explorer window showing you a My Docs and Winhome folder. You may then copy files to and from the mapped drive as if it were a floppy disk, thumb drive, or any other network volume.

Shared Directory

To connect to your department's CAMPUS active directory shared directory, do the following:

  1. Double click the "Computer" icon on the desktop or go to Start-->Computer

  2. Click the "Map Network drive" icon along the top of the Computer window.
    Map Network Drive

  3. Select an un-used drive letter, such as "M:"

  4. In the folder field enter: \\files\shared\

  5. "Reconnect at logon" should be off if you are not on your own machine, on a public machine, or are connecting from someone else's account. Otherwise you can leave "Reconnect at logon" turned on and Windows will reconnect you to this network drive when you log in.

  6. Put a check in the box next to "Connect using different credentials" and click the Finish button. The following window will appear

  7. Connect As
  8. Enter "CAMPUS\youruvmnetid in the username field. Replacing youruvmnetid with your UVM netID. Enter your UVM email password and click OK.

If you've done everything correctly you should see an open Windows Explorer window showing a listing of all of the UVM shared directories. Double click on your shared directory to open it.

You may then copy files to and from the mapped drive as if it were a floppy disk, thumb drive, or any other network volume.