Mounting network drives

What?

To use the central disk space which is offered, you must connect to the network drives to which you have access. You need to "mount" your network drives.

When a network drive is mounted, you will see the drive letter and/or disk name associated with the disk space in the (Windows) Explorer or (Mac) Finder. You can then open files or save them on the network drive.

A number of network drives are mounted automatically on Athena and on all (Windows) PCs installed using the rollout and joined to the Active Directory domain.

You will have to add NEW network drives.
Tip: first check if your network drives are mounted automatically.

Mount how?

Mount on a Windows device

Make sure the computer is connected correctly to the UGentNet. From outside the UGent, this means that you first need to set up a VPN-connection

When you mount a network drive, you assign a drive letter to the (server path of the) network drive. The letters A, B, C, H, S, W, X, Y and Z cannot be used.

A number of drive letters are reserved.

H: 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.
Drivemapping is:
\\files.ugent.be\login\home
S: 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.ugent.be\login\shares
W: for your personal web space
Drivemapping is:
\\files.ugent.be\login\www
  1. Click on "Desktop".
  2. Click on the Windows button + E.
  3. Click on "Computer".
  4. Click on "Map Network Drive".
  5. Choose an allowed and not in use "Drive" letter.
  6. Fill in the "Path:" (for example): \\files.ugent.be\loginname and click "OK".
  7. If you are using a computer that is not installed using the UGent rollout select "Connect using different credentials".
  8. You also need to add UGent\ to your credentials before your username, eg. UGent\jpeeters
  9. Select "Reconnect at sign-in" if is not selected.
  10. Click on "Finish".

Mount on a Mac (MacOS X or higher)

Make sure the computer is connected correctly to the UGentNet. From outside the UGent, this means that you first need to set up a VPN-connection

Mac OS X does not use a drive letter but a drive name to refer to a mounted network drive.

Use this method to reach your network drives:

Mount on a Linux system

Make sure the computer is connected correctly to the UGentNet. From outside the UGent, this means that you first need to set up a VPN-connection

The shares are running samba version 3. This can cause issues on some distributions.
Keep the following in mind:

Mount on Ubuntu

Make sure the computer is connected correctly to the UGentNet. From outside the UGent, this means that you first need to set up a VPN-connection

Remarks

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