File Shares

 

Please take the following steps:

1. open the Windows 10 search box and type This PC

this pc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. in the next window, select Map Network Drive as displayed

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3. in the Drive field, select the drive letter O (O is the standard convention for the organisational file shares and should always be used if possible)

4. in the Folder field, enter the right path to your CONNECT File Server: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\glam\XXX

Each path consists of three letters: 

Path

Description

ASH

Ashmolean

MNH

Natural History Museum

PRM

Pitt Rivers Museum

MHS

History of Science Museum

OBG

Botanic Gardens & Arboretum

 

Please ensure to tick the following boxes:
  • Reconnect at logon
  • Connect using different credentials
 

 

 

Click on Finish, as shown on the image below.

map network drive connect

5. In the username box enter your CONNECT Single Sign-On (SSO), such as 'glam0001' prefixed by ‘CONNECT’ as shown in the image below.

network password
Please ensure to tick the following box: 
  • Remember my credentials
 

 

6. In the Password box, type your CONNECT password and then click OK.

7. Your drive should now be mapped and accessible via Windows Explorer.

 

Please take the following steps:

  1. go to the Go menu
  2. scroll down to Connect To  (or press CMD+K)
connect apple

 3. enter the right path to your CONNECT File Server: smb://connect.ox.ac.uk/glam/XXX

Each path consists of three letters: 

Path

Description

ASH

Ashmolean

MNH

Natural History Museum

PRM

Pitt Rivers Museum

MHS

History of Science Museum

OBG

Botanic Gardens & Arboretum

 

connect server apple

 

4. click on the plus sign (+) to add it to the list below

5. click on Connect

6. please enter your CONNECT credentials (username & password) 

7. the Connect server, and subsequent shares beneath, will now appear in the Finder side bar under Shared, down the left hand side.

 

If you’ll need regular access to the CONNECT File Share on your Apple Computer then you will need to add it as a Startup item.

The process for doing this is described below:

1. Click the Apple logo from the top-left corner and select System Preferences

system preferences apple

 

2. Within System Preferences click on Users & Groups

users and groups

 3. From here you can add or remove new users or groups, change password for the users, change users’ profile picture, etc.

add remove users

 

4. select your name from the left pane and click the Login Items tab in the right pane

5. click on the plus sign (+) from the lower section of the right pane, locate and select a share from the next window and then click on Add. Here you can add any other shares, folders or applications in the same way.

connect add

6. finally, close System Preferences, and after restarting the computer, the CONNECT File Share will automatically be mapped for you each time you log in.