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Connecting to Shared Directories on the \\Minsky server from office/lab/equipment/home desktop Windows computers

Quick notes: Connecting to \\minsky.med.unc.edu\slaney  OR  Connecting to CF shared/groups/users

Note: From off campus first connect to campus by running UNC VPN.  Onyen username and password along with a second password provided by the DUO phone app are required to login with VPN (Cisco AnyConnect)

To map a drive letter to \\minsky.med.unc.edu\slaney (MHmicroscopy domain share)

Open a "Computer" window
    Select "This PC"
    Click "Map Network Drive"

In "Map Network Drive" window
    Choose an available "Drive" letter
    Set folder to \\minsky.med.unc.edu\slaney
    Check "Reconnect at sign-on"
    Check "Connect using different credentials"
    hit "OK"

In "Windows Security"
    Enter your MHmicroscopy account name (precede with mhmicroscopy\accountname)  "Domain" must display "MHMICROSCOPY"
    Enter your password
    Check remember credentials
    hit "OK"

You should have a new drive letter in "my computer".

 

To map a drive letter to UNC Shared/groups/user

Open a "Computer" window
    Select "This PC"
    Click "Map Network Drive"

In "Map Network Drive" window
    Choose an available "Drive" letter
    Set folder to \\som-fs.med.unc.edu\cf or \\ad.unc.edu\med\cf
    Check "Reconnect at sign-on"
    Check "Connect using different credentials"
    hit "OK"

In "Windows Security"
    Enter your Onyen name (Precede with ad\  (i.e. ad\youronyen) if after "Domain:" is not displaying "AD"
    Enter your Onyen password
    Check "remember my credentials"
    hit "OK"

You should have a new single drive letter in "my computer" which has:
Groups
Shared
Users

 

Common problems:

"MHmicroscopy\" not added before your-user-name
"AD\" not added before Onyenname
Onyen (AD domain) password has changed making cached password associated with the drive letter out of date
MHmicroscopy domain ("slaney") password has changed making cached password associated with the drive letter out of date
Failure to use \ (backslash, \, and forward slash, /, can not be interchanged)

Common Fixes:

Right click on drive letter and choose disconnect, and remap the drive letter
Right click on drive letter and choose disconnect, logoff, logon again and remap the drive letter
Harass Michael for assistance

 


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Last Updated: 2018-04-09