On your desktop you can either right click on Computer and select Map Network Drive, or you can click on Start, select Computer and locate Map Network Drive. Once the Map Network Drive windows opens, you can select a drive letter or use what the computer has selected as default. Where it says Folder: in the blank box, type the network/drive destination, for Ex: \\servername\share
Next, select Reconnect at logon. And click finish. Next a Windows Security window will open. For the username (the first box) type: AD\directory ID – For example: AD\tsmith and for the password you will use your directory id password. Select OK and the drive should mount and open the folder. If you need to access this folder, you can click on Start, go to Computer and the drive should be mounted with the rest of drives that show up in this window.
From the Mac OS X Finder, hit Command+K to bring up the ‘Connect to Server’ window
You must login into the VPN client before trying to access a shared drive/folder at the University.
Students will need Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection software installed in order to access a shared drive/folder off campus. If they do not have this software installed, they can obtain this by visiting this link: https://www.itsc.umd.edu/MRcgi/MRTicketPage.pl?USER=&MRP=0&PROJECTID=1&MR=150737, make sure you specify PC or Mac. Once you have installed this software, you will need to open the VPN and login with your directory ID and password. After the software establishes a connection, you can follow the instructions above to access the mapped drive or if you have already completed the instructions the mapped drive will show up when you open Computer.