Network Drives

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About the Network Drives

Note:

ITS highly recommends that individuals use OneDrive instead of their personal H: drive folders. Departments can work ITS to move their shared H: drive to SharePoint.

OneDrive and SharePoint allow users to access their data from anywhere, on any device, at any time without the need for a VPN. OneDrive and SharePoint offer more features and capabilities than H: 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

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 among the larger group. For example, all members of IS (Information Services) should have: I: \\FP1\IS Public

Installing Your Network Drives (Windows 8 or 10)

  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 Help Desk.
  2. Make sure computer is on the campus network (Hardwire or wireless) or is VPNed into the network. (See Forticlient VPN Setup)
  3. Click on Start button (the Windows icon in the bottom left of the taskbar). Start typing \\uanet.edu\NETLOGON. Once typed press enter. A File Explorer window should pop up (it may take a minute).
  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 folder that is named after your department.
  6. Find the .vbs file that is also named after your department and double click it to run it.
  7. Departmental network drives should be now mapped to the computer.


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 Help Desk.
  2. Make sure computer is on the campus network (Hardwire or wireless) or is VPNed into the network. (See Forticlient 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.