File Storage - Connecting to a Storage Space - Windows 8

Last Updated: 01/10/2018
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This tutorial is operating system independent.

Overview

On Windows, you will map a drive to connect to either your group or individual storage space. Follow the instructions below.

If you're off-campus or on UCB Wireless, connect with CU Boulder's VPN first.

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Step 1

From the Start menu select Desktop.

Step 2

Click on the Libraries icon. 

Step 3

 Select Computer.

Step 4

From the Computer tab select Map network drive

Step 5

In the Folder text field, enter the server address that you received from OIT when your account was provisioned, or ask the group admin in your department for the address.

The address will be structured like the following: \\server.colorado.edu\sharename\

Note: The 'server' and 'sharename' you need in order to connect were provided to you by OIT.

Step 6

Check mark Connect using different credentials.

Chect mark Reconnect at Logon if you want the mapping to be persistent (remain after a restart).

Click on Finish.

Step 7

A window will open to enter your credentials.

  • In the User name: text field enter ad\Identikey
  • In the Password: text field enter your Identikey password

Click on the OK button.

Step 8

The network drive will now appear as an additional drive that you can click to open.