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How To Map or Mount Network Drives

Before you are able to connect to network drives, you must first connect to the Engineering network, either with a direct LAN connection or a VPN connection.

What Drive Maps Where?

U: drive

Note: you must replace <my_user_name> with your personal Engineering username and <department_abbreviation> with the abbreviation for your department.

For students, the network path is:
\\nasstore.engr.colostate.edu\students\<GRAD or UNGRAD>\<department_abbreviation>\<my_user_name>\home
example: \\nasstore.engr.colostate.edu\students\UNGRAD\ME\baberuth\home
For faculty and staff, the network path is:
\\nasstore2.engr.colostate.edu\<department_abbreviation>\<my_user_name>\home

NOTE: The department abbreviation will end with 'u' for U:drive
example: \\nasstore2.engr.colostate.edu\meu\<my_user_name>\home

T:\classes (for access to classes)
The network path is: \\classes.engr.colostate.edu\classes
T:\projects (for access to projects)
The network path is: \\projects.engr.colostate.edu\projects
T:\student_orgs (for access to student organizations)
The network path is: \\nasstore.engr.colostate.edu\student_orgs
V: drive (for faculty and staff only)
The network path is: \\nasstore2.engr.colostate.edu\<department_abbreviation>
Z: drive (for student employees only)
The network path is: \\nasstore2.engr.colostate.edu\<department_abbreviation>\Student-Employees
S: drive (for access to software)
The network path is: \\software.engr.colostate.edu\software

Windows 8, 8.1 & 10

Note: you must replace <my_user_name> with your personal Engineering username and replace <department_abbreviation> with the abbreviation for
your department (See above links).

  1. Press the Windows key, then search for and open the File Explorer.
  2. Right-click on This PC, then select Map network drive...
  3. Enable Connect using different credentials, then map your desired drive using the information in the "What Drive Maps Where?" section, below. Click the Finish button when you are ready to map the drive.
  4. When you are asked for your credentials, enter the username as: engr.colostate.edu\<my_user_name> (e.g., engr.colostate.edu\joeblow).
  5. Enter your Engineering password.
  6. Click OK to finalize the drive map. It can take up to a minute for the drive to map. If you want to map another drive, you can repeat this process starting at step 2.

Windows 7 & Vista

Windows Vista users: The instructions for Windows 7 should work the same for Windows Vista. If you have issues, here are some fixes for to known issues with mapping drives.

Note: you must replace <my_user_name> with your personal Engineering username and replace <department_abbreviation> with the abbreviation for your department. You can also use the "Browse" button to find the correct location in the Engineering network.

  1. Click the Windows Button ("Start") at the lower left of your screen, then click the Computer icon.
  2. Near the top of the window will be a link for Map network drive. Click it.
  3. In the Drive drop-down menu, select your desired drive using the information in the "What Drive Maps Where?" section above. In the Folder box, type the network path indicated for that network drive.
  4. Check the box labeled Connect using different credentials. (You will use your Engineering username and password.)
  5. Click Finish.
  6. When the box comes up, look below the password box where it specifies Domain.
    • If Domain specifies something other than ENGR_DOM, enter the username as: engr.colostate.edu\<my_user_name> (e.g., engr.colostate.edu\joeblow).
    • If Domain indicates ENGR_DOM, enter your Engineering username by itself.

Mac OS X

Note: you must replace <my_user_name> with your personal Engineering username and replace <department_abbreviation> with the abbreviation for
your department (See above links).

  1. In the Finder, click on the Go menu and select "Connect to Server".
    • To map the U: drive as a student
    • In the Address field, type smb://nasstore.engr.colostate.edu/students/<GRAD or UNGRAD>/<department_abbreviation>/<my_user_name>/home
      then click Connect.
    • To map the U: drive as a faculty or staff member
    • In the Address field, type smb://nasstore2.engr.colostate.edu/<department_abbreviation>/<my_user_name>/home
      then click Connect.
    • On a Mac the T: drive does not map directly and you will need to map the individual folders.
    • For the classes folder in the Address field, type smb://classes.engr.colostate.edu/classes
    • For the projects folder in the Address field, type smb://projects.engr.colostate.edu/projects
    • For the student_orgs folder in the Address field, type smb://nasstore.engr.colostate.edu/student_orgs
    • Click Connect.
    • To map the V: drive (Faculty and Staff only)
    • In the Address field, type smb://nasstore2.engr.colostate.edu/<department_abbreviation>
      then click Connect.
    • To map the S: drive
    • In the Address field, type cifs://software.engr.colostate.edu/software then click Connect.
  2. Enter your Engineering username and password and click "OK".

Linux

NOTE: You must replace <my_engr_user_name> with your Engineering username and replace <department_abbreviation> with the abbreviation for your department (students and Fac/Staff) and replace <my_local_linux_username> with the local user account that you are using. If you do not have the command /sbin/mount.cifs, you must first install the cifs-utils package. For Ubuntu, the command is: sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

home drive (aka the Windows U: drive)

  1. Create a local mount point in your home folder. For this example, we'll call it engrhome: mkdir engrhome.
  2. Type the following line into a terminal window.
  3. For students: sudo /sbin/mount.cifs //nasstore.engr.colostate.edu/students/<GRAD or UNGRAD>/<department_abbreviation>/<my_engr_user_name>/home engrhome -o user=<my_engr_user_name>,domain=engr.colostate.edu,uid=<my_local_linux_username>,rw,sec=ntlmv2,vers=1.0
    For faculty and staff: sudo /sbin/mount.cifs //nasstore2.engr.colostate.edu/<department_abbreviation>/<my_engr_user_name>/home engrhome -o user=<my_engr_user_name>,domain=engr.colostate.edu,uid=<my_local_linux_username>,rw,sec=ntlmv2,vers=1.0

T: drive

  1. On Linux the T: drive does not map directly and you will need to map the individual folders.
  2. Create a local mount point for each folder mkdir engrclasses or mkdir engrprojects.
  3. Type the following line into a terminal windows.
  4. For the classes folder use:
    sudo /sbin/mount.cifs //classes.engr.colostate.edu/classes engrclasses -o user=<my_engr_user_name>,domain=engr.colostate.edu,uid=<my_local_linux_username>,rw,vers=1.0
  5. For the projects folder use:
    sudo /sbin/mount.cifs //projects.engr.colostate.edu/projects engrprojects -o user=<my_engr_user_name>,domain=engr.colostate.edu,uid=<my_local_linux_username>,rw,sec=ntlmv2,vers=1.0
  6. For the student_orgs folder use:
    sudo /sbin/mount.cifs //nasstore.engr.colostate.edu/student_orgs engrprojects -o user=<my_engr_user_name>,domain=engr.colostate.edu,uid=<my_local_linux_username>,rw,sec=ntlmv2,vers=1.0

S: drive

  1. Create a local mount point. For this example, we'll call it engrsoftware: mkdir engrsoftware.
  2. Type the following line into a terminal window.
  3. sudo /sbin/mount.cifs //software.engr.colostate.edu/software engrsoftware -o user=<my_engr_user_name>,domain=engr.colostate.edu,uid=<my_local_linux_username>,rw,vers=1.0
 
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This document last modified Wednesday November 08, 2017


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