Mounting network drives

Mounting network drives

What?

Mount how?

Mounting on a Windows device

When you mount you map a drive letter to a network drive. Following letters are not allowed: A, B, C, G, H, S, W, X, Y and Z.

A number of drive letters are reserved.

G:-drive for the UGent Global Namespace
Thanks to the UGent Global Namespace you have access to all your network drives and folders via only one drivemapping, i.e.:
 \\files\<login name>
Note: if you make use of the UGent Global Namespace and at the same time mount network drives separately, you will see the same content more than once in the (Windows) Explorer.
S:-drive only for UGent staff: grouping all your shares;
is mounted automatically on Athena and on all (Windows) PCs installed using the rollout and joined to the Active Directory domain. Drivemapping is:
\\files\<login name>\shares
The S:-drive corresponds to G:\shares.
H:-drive for your homedrive, personal disk space;
is mounted automatically on Athena and on all (Windows) PCs installed using the rollout and joined to the Active Directory domain.
The H:-drive corresponds to G:\home.
W:-drive for your personal web space
The W:-drive can also be found in the folder G:\WWW.

Windows XP, 2000 or NT

  1. Right click on My Computer and choose Map Network drive.
  2. In the dialogue box that appears, next to Path, type (for example):
    \\files.ugent.be\<login name>
    
  3. Click on Connect using a different user name or click in the field Connect As and enter ugent.be\<your login name>.
  4. Click OK and enter your password when asked.

On a Mac (MacOS X or higher)

Use this method to reach your network drives:

  1. With the Finder active, from the Go menu, select Connect to Server... .
  2. In the Connect to Server window that opens, next to the "Address:" field, enter the server name and your login name.
    For example:
    smb://samba1.ugent.be/<login name> for your home drive, personal disk space; H:-drive on Windows
    smb://webhost.ugent.be/<login name> for your personal web space; W:-drive on Windows. (Please read: Setting up a personal website)
    smb://shares1.ugent.be/<share name> only for UGent staff, for a shared drive; on Windows to be found in G:\shares\
    smb://sokar.ugent.be/<share name> only for UGent staff, for a shared drive; on Windows to be found in G:\shares\vakgroep
    smb://bulk.ugent.be/<share name> only for UGent staff, for a shared drive; on Windows to be found in G:\shares\vakgroep

    If you don't know which server name you need to fill out, please contact the helpdesk.

  3. Click Connect.In the authentication window that appears, type your login name and your central UGent password. Click Connect.

On a Linux system

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