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Changes to Network Folders

Changes to Network Folders

To allow for the continued growth of our Windows-based file services, which are integrated with the Campus Active Directory Domain, we needed to make some changes. Currently, all user home directories (i.e., MyDocs) and all department shared folders (i.e., Shared Drive) are stored on one server.

As of Tuesday, May 19th, we will be moving to a distributed model, with file services provided by several servers. Although we have worked hard to minimize the disruptions to our clients during this transition, the network path to some folders is changing.

People who use or have mapped drives to the old paths listed below will need to recreate those connections using the corresponding new paths. Fortunately, this process is relatively easy, and we already have clear documentation on creating connections to network folders for Windows and Mac OS clients.

Network folders that have changed

The following table lists the original network path that now has changed, and the corresponing new paths.

My Documents folder
Replace {netid} with your netid in the paths below.

Original path New path
Windows \\files.campus.ad.uvm.edu\{netid}\MyDocs or
\\files.uvm.edu\{netid}\MyDocs
\\files.uvm.edu\home\{netid}\MyDocs
Macintosh cifs://files.campus.ad.uvm.edu/{netid}/MyDocs or
cifs://files.uvm.edu/{netid}/MyDocs
cifs://files.uvm.edu/home/{netid}/MyDocs

 

Shared Drive folder.
Note: People whose workstation is part of the Campus domain don't need to fix their S: drive mapping.

Original path New path
Windows \\files.campus.ad.uvm.edu\shared \\files.uvm.edu\shared
Macintosh cifs://files.campus.ad.uvm.edu/shared cifs://files.uvm.edu/shared

 

Software installers and utilities
Includes Windows and Macintosh deployment tools, as well as Microsoft Volume License software.

Original path New path
Windows \\files.campus.ad.uvm.edu\software or
\\files.uvm.edu\software
\\files.uvm.edu\shared\software
Macintosh cifs://files.campus.ad.uvm.edu/software or
cifs://files.uvm.edu/software
cifs://files.uvm.edu/shared/software

 

MCA and EES folders
Microsoft Volume License software has been moved within the Software folder.

Original path New path
Windows \\files.campus.ad.uvm.edu\mca or
\\files.campus.ad.uvm.edu\ees or
\\files.uvm.edu\mca or
\\files.uvm.edu\ees
\\files.uvm.edu\shared\software\MS-Vol-License
Macintosh cifs://files.campus.ad.uvm.edu/mca or
cifs://files.campus.ad.uvm.edu/ees or
cifs://files.uvm.edu/mca or
cifs://files.uvm.edu/ees
cifs://files.uvm.edu/shared/software/MS-Vol-License

Detailed steps to map or mount a Network Folder

Last modified June 08 2015 10:18 PM

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