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Storage: Connect to Network Drives

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Purpose

This article outlines how to connect to Network Shares from Microsoft Windows. 

Steps

  • For Windows
    1. If off campus, connect to VPN first
    2. Click the Start Menu
    3. Right Click Computer
    4. Select Map network drive..ss1.png
    5. The following window should appear:ss2.png
    6. Drive = S:
    7. For Windows DESKTOPS use Folder = \\ad.nyu.edu\SteinStorage\[share name]    where [share name] is the name of the department share. If unsure of the share name, contact Steinhardt's System Administrator
    8. For Windows LAPTOPS use Folder = \\SteinStorage01.ad.nyu.edu\[share name]    where [share name] is the name of the department share. If unsure of the share name, contact Steinhardt's System Administrator
    9. Check Reconnect at logon
    10. Check Connect using different credentials if you are using a laptop
    11. Click Finish
    12. If prompted for your credentials. Enter the letters "ad" followed by a backslash, followed by your NYU NetID. In the password field, enter your NYU password. This username and password should be the same as what you would use to log into your NYU email. (Example: abc123@nyu.edu would have a NetID of abc123)  ss3.PNG
    13. Upon clicking OK the S: drive will appear in your Computer window. To view the S: drive, navigate to Start > Computer
  • For Mac
    1. If Off campus, connect to VPN first
    2. Open Finder
    3. On the top bar, navigate to GO > Connect to Server
    4. Enter the Server Address: smb://steinstorage01.ad.nyu.edu/
    5. If prompted, select the share you need
    6. Click the + sign to save as Favorite Server
    7. Click Connect
    8. If prompted, enter your credentials as ad\NetID and your nyu password
    9. A mapped drive will appear in your Finder Window.

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