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Access NDSU File Services - Instructions for Windows 7

  1. Connect from a Windows 7 computer on campus at NDSU or at another N.D. University System college or university campus.
  2. Connect from a Windows 7 computer off campus.

On Campus:

To connect to File Services from on campus, you can run an automatic script or use step-by-step instructions.

Automatic Script

Open Internet Explorer and use it to download the scripts below. (Note: If you use Firefox, it will add a .txt extension to the script and the script will not run.)

1. Right click the script (below) for the drive to which you want to connect, and then choose to Save Link As (or Save Target As). Save the file to your Desktop.

2. Double-click the script file on your Desktop (if a security warning pops up, choose Run), and then follow the prompts to connect.

3. Once the script closes automatically, the drive you created should appear under Computer.

Step-By-Step Instructions

1. Open the Start Menu by clicking on the Start button in the lower left hand corner of your screen

2. Right click on Computer, and choose Map network drive

3. Select the letter you want to use for your drive from the drop down menu. Then, in the folder field, enter the drive path where your folders are located:

Drive

Drive Path

S: (department shared)

\\AD.NDSU.EDU\SHARED

U: (personal user drive)

\\AD.NDSU.EDU\HOME\firstname.lastname

X: (cross-department shared)

\\file05.ad.ndsu.edu\file05volk

 

4. If you want the drive to appear automatically every time you log in to your computer, check the box next to Reconnect at logon.

5. Click Finish.

6. If prompted for credentials, enter your firstname.lastname@ndsu.edu and the password associated with your NDSU electronic-ID (Blackboard password). 

(NOTE: If login fails, use firstname.lastname@ad.ndsu.edu instead.)

7. Check the box next to Remember my credentials if you want the drive to appear automatically every time you log in to your computer and do not want to be prompted for your credentials again.

8. The drive you created should now appear under Computer.

Off Campus:

1. Open the Start Menu by clicking on the Start button in the lower left corner of your screen

2. Right click on Computer, and choose Map network drive

3. Select the letter you want to use for your drive from the drop down menu:

Note: If you connect to your drive from the same laptop computer both on campus and off, consider choosing an alternative letter for your off-campus connection (e.g., T: for department shared, V: for personal user drive, and Z: for cross-department shared). This will prevent your off-campus mapping from interfering with your on-campus settings.

Drive

Drive Path

S: (department shared)

https://webd01.ad.ndsu.edu/shared

U: (personal user drive)

https://webd01.ad.ndsu.edu/home

X: (cross-department shared)

https://webd01.ad.ndsu.edu/global

 

4. In the folder field, enter the drive path where your folders are located.

5. Make sure the box is NOT checked next to Reconnect at logon.

6. Click Finish.

7. When prompted for credentials, enter your firstname.lastname@ndsu.edu and the password associated with your NDSU electronic-ID (Blackboard password).

(NOTE: If login fails, use firstname.lastname@ad.ndsu.edu instead.)

8. Make sure the box next is NOT checked next to Remember my credentials.

9. The drive you created should now appear under Computer.

If you experience delays when opening a folder, copying files, or moving from one folder to the next in File Services,  follow these instructions.


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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 3:55:04 PM