Accessing Network Folders
ETS maintains two primary file services. The first service is hosted on the Zoo unix environment, and is available to students and employees. The second service is hosted on Windows servers, integrated with the Campus Active Directory Domain, and available to employees only.
We support a number of different methods of access to these services, in order to support the variety of devices and needs that our clients have. We provide access via traditional Network Folders (CIFS), which is documented below, as well as via SFTP and web-based access. As long as you are on the campus network, or using the AnyConnect VPN, you can work with Network Folders as easily as you work with folders on your own computer.
Connecting to a Network Folder is as easy as entering the folder's address into the Start Menu search box on Windows, or "Connect to Server" on the Go menu on Mac OS. For example, if Rally Cat wants to access her collection of cheers in her Zoo home directory, she could use the following addresses, depending on her computer's operating system:
|Zoo home directory|
Similarly, to access her "My Documents" folder in the Campus Active Directory Domain, she could use one of these addresses:
|Active Directory "My Documents" directory|
Please note: Mac OS users need to use forward slashes ('/') rather than backslashes ('\'), and put 'cifs:' at the beginning of the address.
Mapping a Network Drive
On Windows computers, Network Folders often are mapped to drive letters for convenience. Users of computers that are part of the Campus Active Directory Domain usually see an S: drive, which is automatically mapped to a Network Folder that contains departmental folders. Links to detailed instructions for mapping a drive are provided below.
Some commonly-accessed Network Folder addresses:
|Common Network Folder Addresses|
|Active Directory user home folder||\\files.uvm.edu\home\[netid]
|Active Directory departmental folders (Shared Drive)||\\files.uvm.edu\shared|
|Zoo user home directory||\\zoofiles.uvm.edu\[netid]
|Special folder for editing web page files, which sets web permissions automagically||\\zoofiles.uvm.edu\public_html|
|Application and utility installers, including Windows Deployment tools (LiteTouch)||\\files.uvm.edu\shared\software|
|Microsoft Volume License agreement software||\\files.uvm.edu\shared\software\MS-Vol-License|
Detailed steps to map or mount a Network Folder
Last modified May 19 2015 04:09 PM