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:

smb://<loginnaam>@files.ugent.be/<loginnaam>/shares/<sharenaam>/ 

On a Linux system

Mount on Ubuntu 10

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