How to Map the Standard IUP Network Drives

  • Learn how to map the standard network drives in commonly used operating systems.

    Path Information for Standard IUP Network Drives
           
    Name/Letter Path for Students Path for Faculty Path for Administrative Staff
    Windows Home Directory (H) \\iuph.iupmsd.iup.edu\username$ See  College Technology Manager \\its.iup.edu\user\username
    MAC Home Directory (H) smb://iuph.iupmsd.iup.edu/username$  See College Technology Manager  
    Windows Project Directory (P) \\iupa06.iupmsd.iup.edu\project$ \\iupa06.iupmsd.iup.edu\project$  
     MAC Project Directory (P) smb://iupa06.iupmsd.iup.edu/project$    
    Office Directory (O)     \\its.iup.edu\office\officeshare
    X Drive (X)   \\its.iup.edu\share\global \\its.iup.edu\share\global

  • Windows 10 Drive Mapping Instructions

    Procedure:

    1. From the start screen, click on the File Explorer icon located on the start bar. 
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    2. Once the File Explorer opens, click on This PC  in the locations tree.
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    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