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On-Campus

If you are using a University computer, some network file spaces may automatically connect for you.  If the network file space you are looking for is not automatically connected, follow the instructions below.

Off-Campus

If you are working remotely (outside the University network), you will first need to use the VPN to connect to the University network.  Once connected with the VPN, follow the instructions below.

Instructions 

Connect (Windows)

  1. Open File Explorer, go to This PC, and click Map Network Drive from the Computer tab of the Ribbon above.

  2. In the Map Network Drive window, the first line will have a letter in it. You can change this to any letter you want as long as it is not already in use.
    On the second line labeled Folder, enter the path for the network file space you wish to map: 

    Network File SpaceDriveFolderNotes
    Home Folder (U: Drive)U:\\lincoln.univ.albany.edu\NetIDReplace the word "NetID" with your UAlbany NetID.
    Departmental Folders (V: Drive)V:\\lincoln.univ.albany.edu\DivisionalCodeReplace the word "DivisionalCode" with your divisional code.
    U-wide Folders(any available)\\lincoln.univ.albany.edu\netapps
    S: Drive (100MB personal file space)S:\\storage.albany.edu\NetIDReplace the word "NetID" with your UAlbany NetID.
    CAS Network Drives(any available)(varies)See Mapping CAS Network Drives for instructions

    If you get an error that "Network discovery is turned off..." that means you clicked Browse... instead of entering the folder path. This function is not supported now. Please type in the path as indicated above.

  3. If you are logged into this computer using your own personal laptop or home computer, follow these steps:
    • Unselect the box for Reconnect at sign-in.
    • Select the box for Connect using different credentials.
    • Be sure that you prefix your NetID with the correct domain, such as ualbany\NetID

  4. Click Finish in the Map Network Drive window.

  5. If you are prompted with the Windows Security dialog box:
    • On the Username line, enter ualbany\NetID replacing the word NetID with your NetID.
      For example, if your user name is ab123456, enter ualbany\ab123456
    • Enter your MyUAlbany password.

  6. Click OK.

Connect (macOS)

  1. Click on Finder in the Dock, then select Go on the menu bar.

  2. Select Connect to Server.

  3. In the address box, enter the address for the network file space you wish to map:

    Network File SpaceServer AddressNotes
    Home Folder (U: Drive)smb://lincoln.univ.albany.edu/NetIDReplace the word "NetID" with your UAlbany NetID.
    Departmental Folders (V: Drive)smb://lincoln.univ.albany.edu/DivisionalCodeReplace the word "DivisionalCode" with your divisional code.
    U-wide Folderssmb://lincoln.univ.albany.edu/netapps
    S: Drivesmb://storage.albany.edu/NetIDReplace the word "NetID" with your UAlbany NetID.
    CAS Network Drives(varies)See Mapping CAS Network Drives for instructions
  4. A prompt will appear now for you to enter your Domain (UALBANY), NetID, and password.  For Name, enter UALBANY\NetID. 

    replacing the word NetID with your NetID.  For example, if your user name is ab123456, enter UALBANY\ab123456

  5. Follow these instructions if you wish to always map that drive at startup.


Documentation is also available for accessing Network Drives from an iOS device.

Disconnect (Windows)

  1. Open File Explorer. Your mapped network drives should be located in the left window.
  2. Right-click on the drive you wish to disconnect and select Disconnect.
  3. Your drive is now disconnected.

Disconnect (macOS)

  1. Select Finder, which is located at the bottom of your Mac screen.
  2. Under the Shared section located to the left of the dialog box, select the network drive you wish to disconnect. Then, select the Eject symbol to the right.



Need more help? Contact the ITS Service Desk.