Map Network Drives
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Follow the instructions below to map your network drives for your Windows or Mac OS desktop when you're working remotely.
Mapping network drives on Windows
This section only needs to be completed once on your desktop.
net use H: /delete
net use O: /delete
net use H: \\tru_vfiler1.tru.univ\home\JSMITH * /user:TRU\JSMITH
net use O: \\tru-univ-dc1.tru.univ\Shared * /user:TRU\JSMITH
3. Replace the three JSMITH names with your username
4. Save this file as “TRUNetworkDrives.bat” to your desktop
Mapping network drives on Mac OS
This method allows you to reboot your Mac and have the mapped network drive automatically remount and appear on the desktop.
- From the Finder, hit Command+K
- Enter the path
smb://tru_vfiler1.tru.univ/ and click ‘Connect’
- Enter your login credentials and click “OK”
- The drive is now mounted, but continue on to map for system reboot persistence
- Now enter into System Preferences from the Apple menu
- Click on ‘Users & Groups’
- Click on “Login Items”
- Click on the + button to add another login item
- Locate the network drive you previously mounted and click “Add”
- Exit out of System Preferences
Ongoing use of H & O drives
1. Connect to the VPN
2. Double click on “TRUNetworkDrives.bat” on your desktop
3. You will be prompted for your network password twice
4. Download and upload the files you need
5. Disconnect from the VPN
**DO NOT stay connected throughout the entire working day. This may overload the sever and put TRU’s information at risk.
** Please DELETE your files from your local computer once you are done.