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.

H Drive
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.

Office Drive for Employees
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 https://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

Project Directory Drive
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.

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

FTP

FTP Share
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.

Dispatch Share
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.

History Portfolio
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.

Nursing Portfolio
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 and 11 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.
  8. Enter the path to the drive you wish to map in the Folder: text box.
  9. Leave the Reconnect at sign-in box checked.
  10. Place a check in the Connect using different credentials box.
  11. Click Finish.
  12. 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.
  13. Click Ok.
  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 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.
  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 log in to PCs on campus).
  8. Click Connect

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 choose Clear Recent Servers...
  • To add the server address to your Favorite Servers list - Select the server address from the list, then click Remove

Chromebook Drive Mapping Instructions

Procedure

  1. Open the Files app. (you may need to use the search icon in the bottom left to open the menu and then search for Files). 
  2. In the top right corner of the Files app, click on the three dots icon. Next, click on Services, then SMB File Share.
  3. In the File Share URL box, paste in the path from above for the drive you are trying to access. 
  4. Enter a Display Name that will help you to remember the purpose of the drive. 
  5. Enter your IUP username in the format: IUPMSD\username
  6. Enter your MyIUP password and check the Remember sign-in info checkbox. 
  7. Click Add
  8. If the information entered is correct, the drive will show up in the navigation menu of the Files app. 

Note: When downloading files, you can select the network drive as the save location. 

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.
  9. Enter the path to the drive you wish to map in the Folder: text box.
  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.