Network Drives

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About the Network drives

When you log onto uanet with the computer in your office, or using a University owned laptop connected to the domain, it will map your departmental network drives. The "H" drive will show up along with the other drives available on your computer within your "My Computer icon."

If you accidentally delete a file (or folder) check out Restore Network Files, to see if you may be able to recover your files from a saved network backup.


Common Network Drives used by The University of Akron

All staff/faculty should have:
S:
\\fpmb1\Campus Applications


PeopleSoft Users should have
K:
\\adminmb2\psoftapps

Departmental H: Drives
Each department has their own Network Share, commonly referred to as "the H: drive". The "H" drive available to you will be specific for your department and may contain a folder just for your documents. If you have your own folder on the "H" drive, you are the only person able to use the folder. The "H" drive is an excellent place to backup important documents.

Division Drives
Some divisions will have shared folders amongst the larger group For Example,All members of IS (Information Services) should have
I: \\FP1\IS Public

<--- == Installing your network drives (Windows XP) ==

  1. You must have had access (permissions) to the network drives previously. This procedure will only map it to the computer, not grant access. To obtain access to the H: drive a support ticket must be opened at the ZipSupport office.
  2. Make sure computer is on the campus network (Hardwire or wireless) or is VPNed into the network. (See Windows VPN Setup)
  3. Click on Start -> Run
  4. Type in \\uanet.edu\NETLOGON
  5. It may ask you to log in, use your UANET ID and password (you also may have to add "UANET\" without quotes before your UANET ID).
  6. Find the batch script that is named after your department and run it.
  7. Departmental network drives should be now mapped to the computer. -->


NOTE: If you are running Windows Vista and it does not work, you may need to Run the script with Admin Rights. Right click the script, and select Run As Administrator.

Installing your network drives (Windows Vista/7/8)

  1. You must have had access (permissions) to the network drives previously. This procedure will only map it to the computer, not grant access. To obtain access to the H: drive a support ticket must be opened at the ZipSupport office.
  2. Make sure computer is on the campus network (Hardwire or wireless) or is VPNed into the network. (See Windows VPN Setup)
  3. Click on Start button then type in the box type in \\uanet.edu\NETLOGON ( There is not need to type run )
  4. It may ask you to log in, use your UANET ID and password (you also may have to add "UANET\" without quotes before your UANET ID).
  5. Find the batch script (ends with .bat) that is named after your department and run it.
  6. Departmental network drives should be now mapped to the computer.


NOTE: If you are running Windows Vista and it does not work, you may need to Run the script with Admin Rights. Right click the script, and select Run As Administrator.

Installing Network drives (Apple)

  1. You must have had access to the H: drive previously. This procedure will only map it to the computer, not grant access. To obtain access to the H: drive a support ticket must be opened at the ZipSupport office.
  2. Make sure computer is on the campus network (Hardwire or wireless) or is VPNed into the network. (See Mac VPN Setup) Select "GO" in the finder menu bar at the top center of the screen
  3. Select "Connect to Server"
  4. Enter the name of your server as smb://{your department's server name}{Example: smb://server.uanet.edu/folder}
  5. Select "Connect"
  6. Enter the domain as UANET, your UAnet ID and password.
  7. Select "OK"
  8. The share names will appear in a list. Select the name of your share.
  9. The share will appear on the desktop.