Network Drives - Connect to network drives with a Mac

Summary

Connect to your P: Drive or T: Drive on a Mac OS X computer.

 

Step-by-step

Seattle University "TEAM" drive is a secure network folder designed to store and share University business-related data.   TEAM folders are accessible via University-connected Macs and PCs; while PCs will auto-connect to the TEAM folder, Mac workstations require manually connecting to the server hosting the TEAM folder.   

Each University department and office is provided with a unique, secure T: Drive.  Access permissions to a department's TEAM folder are managed by a T: Drive "folder manager, usually a person within that department.  Any SU faculty, staff, or student can be granted access to a department TEAM folder by that folder's T: Drive manager.  

The P: Drive is a secure network "Personal" folder, that is only accessible by one person.  It provides a space for academic work or whatever else. Forget your laptop? No problem. If you save your work to the T: Drive or P: Drive, then you can access it from anywhere at any time with an internet connection.

Prerequisites: Prior to connecting to network drives, you will need to establish a connection to the campus network.

  • On Campus - make sure that you have a network cable plugged into the computer or connect to one of the SU wireless networks. Once you are connected, proceed to the next steps.
  • Off Campus - you will first need to establish an internet connection and then connect to SU network, either through our VPN or our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)If you opt to use the virtual desktop, you will not be able to access your local Mac files, but you will be able to access your network drives.

1. Click on the Go menu. (If the Go menu is not an option, click on your desktop background to make it appear or click on "Finder.")

 

2. Select Connect to Server.

3. In the Connect to Server window, enter your network drive file path as the Server Address. (see paths below)

  • Student P: Drive: smb://oit-stor-stg1/students
  • Fac/Staff P: Drive: smb://oit-stor-stg1/fac-staff
  • TEAM aka T: Drive: smb://seattleu.edu/team/team
    • Macs running OSX 10.7 thru 10.9 should use: smb://oit-team-fs1.seattleu.edu/team/team

4. Press (+) to add the network drive address to your Favorite Servers.

5. Select the network drive that you would like to connect to, and then click Connect.

6. A Connecting to Server window and progress bar will appear.

 

7. When prompted, enter your Seattle University username and password.

Your computer will display the name of the user currently logged in. If you are using an SU computer, then your SU username should already be displayed. If you are using a personal computer, then you will need to enter your SU username and password.

Click Connect.

8. The network drive will now be accessible under Shared. You can now access the folder from Finder or when opening/saving files in an application. If you do not see Shared, go to Finder > Preferences > Sidebar.

Make sure that "Bonjour Computers" and "Connected Servers" are check marked. You may have to click on the "General" tab and check off connected servers.

 

Below image: successfully connected to the P: Drive.

Below image: successfully connected to the TEAM drive.  Open the TEAM folder, not the T: Drive folder.