Mapping Network Drives
Posted on 22 December 2009 02:15 PM

If you are using any computer that is not issued by Houghton College, you will most likely need to map several network drives in order to access the network resources available on campus, such as departmental O: drives and personal H: drives. These network resources will only be available to you when you are on campus, unless you have been granted permission to use a VPN client remotely.

Microsoft Windows or Mac OS

Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10

1. Right-click on Computer and select Map Network Drive... (or on older versions of Windows it may be labeled as "My Computer")

2. Configure the appropriate settings:

#1. Select the letter drive you would like the network drive to be mapped to.

#2. Input the network address (aka folder path) of the network drive (common network addresses are listed at end of the article). 

#3. Select "Reconnect at logon"

3. You will then be prompted for your Houghton username and password; include the in your username.

4. Click Finish.

5. Now under Computer you should see a mapped network drive.

Mac OS

  1. Click the background of your Mac Desktop.
  2. In the top left corner of your Desktop you will see Finder.
  3. To the right of Finder, click Go and then Connect to Server.

  4. Place your curser in the Server Address bar.
  5. Enter the code "smb:" followed by the network address of the resource you are trying to access (see below for network addresses)

  6. To create an alias to your H drive, hold down the control key and click on the new firstName.lastName (H Drive) icon on your Desktop.
  7. Select Make Alias
  8. Rename the alias to what you would like it to be.

Common Network Addresses

  1. H-drive
    1. Windows
      • Students - "\\\students\FirstName.LastName##" 
      • Faculty / Staff - "\\\employees\FirstName.LastName"
    2. Mac OS X
      • Students - "smb://"
      • Faculty / Staff - "smb://"
  2. O-drive
    1. Windows
      • "\\\offices"
    2. Mac OSX
      • "smb://"
  3. Helpdesk Tools
    1. Windows
      • "\\\Helpdesk.Tools"
    2. Mac OSX
      • "smb://"
  4. Student Organizations (CAB, SGA, etc.)
    1. Windows
      • "\\\student organizations\NAME"
      • Where "NAME" is the name of your organization's folder
    2. Mac OSX
      • "smb:// organizations/NAME"
      • Where "NAME" is the name of your organization's folder


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