Accessing Drives from On Campus

Important Note:  During the summer of 2019, the network storage drives are moving to a new server (files.campus.wm.edu).  Find details and updates on our Network Server Storage Change announcement.

Windows

When you login to your Windows workstation (on the William & Mary campus domain) it should automatically map your drives to the correct locations. If you find that you don't have a drive correctly mapped when you log in, you may have to remap it.  One way to do that is to right click on the drive letter, select disconnect, and then log out and log back in.  Otherwise you can manually map to the server with these instructions:

1.  Right-click on the My Computer icon on the desktop
2.  Click on Map Network Drive
3.  Select a letter (G: is for group drives, H: for personal drives)
4.  In the popup box type \\files.campus.wm.edu\drive (replacing drive with the drive name).   Some common drives are:

  • G: Drive (group drive) - \\files.campus.wm.edu\home$ (replace "home$" with the name of the group drive)
    Example for Thomas Jefferson's G:Drive: \\files.campus.wm.edu\monticello$
  • H: Drive (personal drive) - \\files.campus.wm.edu\username (replace "username" with your WMuserid)
    Example for Thomas Jefferson's H:Drive: \\files.campus.wm.edu\tjefferson
5.  Click on different user name

6.  Beside User Name type campus\WMuserid (ex: campus\tjefferson)
7.  Enter your password


Macs

1.  In the Finder, select Connect To Server... from the "Go" menu
2.  In the Server Address field, enter smb://files.campus.wm.edu/drive (replacing drive with the drive name). Some common ones are:

  • G: Drive (group drive) - smb://files.campus.wm.edu/home$  (replace "home$" with the name of the group drive)
    Example for Thomas Jefferson's G:Drive: smb://files.campus.wm.edu/monticello$
  •  H: Drive (personal drive) - smb://files.campus.wm.edu/username  (replace "username" with your WMuserid)
    Example for Thomas Jefferson's H:Drive: smb://files.campus.wm.edu/tjefferson

3.  Click connect
4.  Select Registered User
5.  Put in your username in this format: CAMPUS\WMuserid (ex. CAMPUS\tjefferson)
6.  Enter your password

Note: If you are using Leopard (Mac OS X v10.5), read this alert about folder permissions.


G: Drive (Group Space)

For help on accessing, connecting to, or creating a G: Drive for your department, contact the Technology Support Center.


Academic Storage (ACStore)

Find connection instructions and access request information on the ACStore website.

 

Trouble connecting or questions? Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
757-221-4357 (HELP) | [[support]] | Jones 201, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm