Map IUP Network Drives

  • Students, staff, and faculty have access to certain shares on the IUP network. In order to easily view these shares, you must map the network share on your computer. This process is called drive mapping. When you map a drive, you assign the network share a letter. If you want to go to that network share, you simply click on the drive letter from your computer file system.

    The "H Drive", "O Drive",  and "P Drive" are some of the most common mappings. When you click on the P Drive, for example, you are taken to the Project folder, which is often the storage place for materials pertaining to your classes.   

    When you are on campus, and connected to the IUP network, you can map your IUP drives using the instructions provided on this page. The instructions for mapping the drives are below the list of drive mappings.

    It is important to remember, when you are off campus, you must use VPN to connect to the IUP network before you try to map an IUP drive, or access a drive you have already mapped.  

    Home Directory (H Drive)

    The Home Directory, or "H Drive", is a folder that is located on the IUP network that you, and only you, have access to.

      Windows  MAC
     Students  \\iuph.iupmsd.iup.edu\yourusername$ smb://iuph.iupmsd.iup.edu/yourusername$
     Employee

    \\its.iup.edu\user\yourusername

     smb://its.iup.edu/user/yourusername
     Faculty

     

    Some colleges follow the Employee drive mapping.  Each college is different.  Please log an ihelp ticket to find out your specific path if the Employee path does not work.  

    yourusername = Replace this with your IUP Computing Username

    Office Directory (O Drive) for Employees

    The Office Directory or "O Drive", is a folder located on the IUP network which is only available to members of the same office.   

       Windows MAC
    Staff \\its.iup.edu\office\officeshare smb://its.iup.edu/office/officeshare
    Faculty For college specific share name, please log an ihelp ticket  

    officeshare = Name of the shared directory folder for your particular office.  Each office will have a different folder name.

    Project Directory (P Drive)

    The Project Directory or "P Drive", is a folder located on the IUP network which is only available to instructors and students of individual classes. After the P drive is mapped, you will still have to navigate to your particular class.

    Windows MAC
     \\iupa06.iupmsd.iup.edu\project$ smb://iupa06.iupmsd.iup.edu/project$

    X Drive

    The "X Drive", is a folder located on the IUP network which is only available to individuals who have been granted access. 

    Windows MAC
     \\its.iup.edu\share\global smb://its.iup.edu/share/global

    FTP

    Windows MAC
     \\its.iup.edu\share\ftp  smb://its.iup.edu/share/ftp

    History Portfolio

    The History Portfolio is shared space on the IUP network for history majors to store their portfolio data.

     Windows MAC
     \\gfs11a.iupmsd.iup.edu\histport$ smb://gfs11a.iupmsd.iup.edu/histport$

    Nursing Portfolio

    The Nursing Portfolio is shared space on the IUP network for Nursing majors to store their portfolio data.

    Windows MAC
      \\hhsnt2.hhs.iup.edu\e-portfolio$ smb://hhsnt2.hhs.iup.edu/e-portfolio$
  • These instructions will guide you through the mapping process for your specific computer/operating system. 

    You must be connected to the IUP network before you start this process. If you are on campus and connected to IUP, you can proceed with the mapping process. If you are off campus, you must connect the IUP network via VPN, before you try to access mapped drives.

    Please note that we do not support Windows XP or Vista operating systems. 

    Windows 10 Drive Mapping Instructions

    Procedure:

    1. From the start screen, click on the File Explorer icon located on the start bar. 
      Win10Folder
    2. Once the File Explorer opens, click on This PC  in the locations tree.
      Win10Mappings
    3. Click the Computer Tab located near the top of the screen.
    4. Click the Map network drive button.
    5. Click Map network drive from the dropdown menu.
    6. The Map Network Drive dialog box will appear.
    7. Select an available drive letter from the Drive: drop-down menu.
      1. For example: P for the Project drive or the “P-drive”.

    8. Enter the path to the drive you wish to map in the Folder:  text box.
      1. For example: Enter the drive path for Project or the “P” drive.
    9. See the table below for additional drive mapping options.
    10. Leave the Reconnect at sign-in box checked.
    11. Place a check in the Connect using different credentials box.
    12. Click Finish.
    13. When prompted, enter your IUP username and your network password  to connect. 
      1. Note 1: Enter your IUP username as iupmsd\username, substituting your username and paying careful attention to the direction of the backslash (\)

      2. Note 2: Remember if you are not connected to the IUP network (via a wired or wireless connection), you will need to connect to the IUP VPN first before you will be able to map a network drive on your PC.
      3. Note 3: If you do complete Step 12 (above), you will need to choose "Use Another Account" when prompted for the username and password.
    14. Click Ok.
    15. Upon successful authentication, the mapped drive will appear in a new window.

     

    If you would like to create a shortcut to your mapped drive:

    • In the Computer window, right click on the network location and choose Create Shortcut.
    • You will then have a shortcut on your desktop to the newly created drive mapping.

    Apple MAC Drive Mapping Instructions

    Procedures

    1. After logging on to the Mac, from the Finder menu, select the Go menu.
    2. From the Go menu, select Connect to Server.
    3. In the Connect to Server dialog box, for the Server Address, enter the path to the desired drive using the table below:
    4. Select the Connect button.
    5. In the SMB/CIFS File System Authentication dialog box, enter IUPMSD for Workgroup or Domain. Enter your IUP network username for Name, and enter your IUP network password for Password, then click OK.
    6. If you are prompted only for username and password, enter your username in the format iupmsd\username. Note the direction of the slash in this instance.
    7. Enter your current network password (this is the password you use for D2L/Moodle, to connect to the IUP Wi-Fi, and to login to PCs on campus).
    8. Click Connect

    Tips:

    • On some Mac operations systems, an icon for the mapped drive will appear on the desktop. To disconnect a drive, select the icon and drag it to the Trash.
    • To display the list of drives that have recently been mapped - Click the drop-down menu next to the clock icon
    • To clear the list of drives that have recently been mapped - Click the drop-down menu next to the clock icon, then choose Clear Recent Servers...
    • To add the server address to your Favorite Servers list - Select the server address from the list, then click Remove

    Windows 8 or 8.1 Drive Mapping Instructions

    Procedure:

    1. Access the Search Menu from the Windows 8 Charms Bar.
      1. Move the mouse cursor to the upper right corner of the screen until the Charms Bar appears.
      2. Select Search
    2. Type Computer in the Search Box.
    3. In the Search Results, click Computer.
    4. Click the Computer Tab.
    5. Click the Map network drive button.
    6. Click Map network drive from the dropdown menu.
    7. The Map Network Drive dialog box will appear.
    8. Select an available drive letter from the Drive: drop-down menu.
      1. For example: P for the Project drive or the “P-drive”.

    9. Enter the path to the drive you wish to map in the Folder:  text box.
      1. For example: Enter the drive path for Project or the “P” drive.
    10. See the table below for additional drive mapping options.
    11. Leave the Reconnect at sign-in box checked.
    12. Place a check in the Connect using different credentials box.
    13. Click Finish.
    14. When prompted, enter your IUP usernameandyour network password  to connect. 
      1. Note 1: Enter your IUP username as iupmsd\username, substituting your username and paying careful attention to the direction of the backslash (\)

      2. Note 2: Remember if you are not connected to the IUP network (via a wired or wireless connection), you will need to connect to the IUP VPN first before you will be able to map a network drive on your PC.
      3. Note 3: If you do complete Step 12 (above), you will need to choose "Use Another Account" when prompted for the username and password.
    15. Click Ok.
    16. Upon successful authentication, the mapped drive will appear in a new window.

    If you would like to create a shortcut to your mapped drive:

    • In the Computer window, right click on the network location and choose Create Shortcut.
    • You will then have a shortcut on your desktop to the newly created drive mapping.

    Windows 7 Drive Mapping Instructions

    Procedure:

    1. Right-click on My Computer or Computer.
    2. Select Map Network Drive. The Map Network Drive dialog box will appear.
    3. Select an available drive letter from the Drive: drop-down menu. (See recommended drive letters below. )
    4. In the Folder: text box, enter the path to the drive you wish to map. Refer to the table below for path information for standard IUP network network drives.
    5. Select Reconnect at logon. This will reconnect the drive mapping each time you logon in the same manner from this machine.
    6. Click Finish.
    7. Choose "Use another account" to enter your IUP information.
    8. Enter your IUP username as IUPMSD\username (substituting your username and paying careful attention to the direction of the slash -- \).
    9. Enter your current network password (this is the password you use for D2L/Moodle, to connect to the IUP Wi-Fi, and to login to Public labs on campus). 
    10. Click OK