Map the IUP Network Drives

Students, staff, and faculty can access the network shares on IUP's network through mapping the appropriate drive.

Students, staff, and faculty have access to certain shares on the IUP network. In order to access 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 use the P Drive, for example, you are taken to the Project share. This is a storage space that some professors use for disseminating information and materials for a course. It can also be used for turning in assignments, if the professor chooses to do that.

Be sure to get the network path from the list of options for the drive mapping that you wish to connect to. If you are following the instructions for mapping the network drive, you will need to know the network path.

The instructions for mapping the drives are below the list of drive mappings. Note: Your username will need to be in the format iupmsd\username.

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 any IUP drive, or access a drive you have already mapped.

Home Directory (H Drive)

Each student receives 2 GB of network storage space known as their "student home directory" or H: drive. The H: drive is commonly used to store projects, documents, portfolios, etc. This individual storage space is only accessible by the owner (student) and is backed up on a regular basis. The H: drive is automatically mapped for students who log in to any of the public computing labs on campus.

Personal Web Pages

Personal web pages are stored in the "wwwiup" folder located on your H: drive. Content placed in this folder will be accessible via the web at http://www.people.iup.edu/username/ (where "username" is your four-letter student username).

The 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

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)

You can also access the Project Directory by navigating to www.project.iup.edu in a web browser. 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.

If you would like more information on the Project Directory, please view the following webpage.

Project Directory Service

Windows MAC
\\iupmsd.iup.edu\msddfs\project smb://iupmsd.iup.edu/msddfs/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
Dispatch

The dispatch share contains files created when a user utilizes one of many services. More information can be found on the dispatch share page.

Windows MAC
\\its.iup.edu\share\dispatch\username smb://its.iup.edu/share/dispatch/username
Academic Portfolios

The following are course portfolios used by certain majors here at IUP.

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$

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. Use the network paths listed above for the network folders.

Please note that we only support Windows (8.1 and above) and Mac (OS X and above) computers.

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 onThis PC in the locations tree.
    Win10Mappings
  3. Click theComputerTab located near the top of the screen.
  4. Click theMap network drivebutton.
  5. ClickMap network drivefrom the dropdown menu.
  6. TheMap Network Drive dialog boxwill appear.
  7. Select an available drive letter from the Drive: drop-down menu.
  8. Enter the path to the drive you wish to mapin theFolder: text box.
  9. Leave theReconnect at sign-inboxchecked.
  10. Place a check in theConnect using different credentialsbox.
  11. ClickFinish.
  12. 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 arenotconnected 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.
  13. ClickOk.
  14. 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 theComputer window, right clickon the network location and chooseCreate 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 theFindermenu, select theGomenu.
  2. From theGomenu, selectConnect to Server.
  3. In theConnect to Serverdialog box, for theServer Address,enter the path to the desired drive.
  4. Select theConnectbutton.
  5. In theSMB/CIFS File System Authenticationdialog box, enterIUPMSDforWorkgroup or Domain. Enter your IUP network username forName, and enter your IUP network password forPassword,then clickOK.
  6. If you are prompted only for username and password, enter your username in the formatiupmsd\username.Note the direction of the slash in this instance.
  7. Enter your currentnetworkpassword (this is the password you use for D2L/Moodle, to connect to the IUP Wi-Fi, and to login to PCs on campus).
  8. ClickConnect

Tips:

  • On some Mac operating 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 chooseClear Recent Servers...
  • To add the server address to yourFavorite Serverslist - Select the server address from the list, then clickRemove
Windows 8 or 8.1 Drive Mapping Instructions

Procedure:

  1. Access theSearch Menufrom theWindows 8 Charms Bar.
    1. Move the mouse cursor to the upper right corner of the screen until the Charms Bar appears.
    2. SelectSearch
  2. TypeComputerin the Search Box.
  3. In the Search Results, clickComputer.
  4. Click theComputerTab.
  5. Click theMap network drivebutton.
  6. ClickMap network drivefrom the dropdown menu.
  7. TheMap Network Drive dialog boxwill appear.
  8. Select an available drive letter from the Drive: drop-down menu.
  9. Enter the path to the drive you wish to mapin theFolder: text box.
  10. Leave the Reconnect at sign-in
  11. boxchecked.
  12. Place a check in theConnect using different credentialsbox.
  13. ClickFinish.
  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 arenotconnected 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. ClickOk.
  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 theComputer window, right clickon the network location and chooseCreate Shortcut.
  • You will then have a shortcut on your desktop to the newly created drive mapping.