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Mapping File Shares in OSX

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Adding a File Share

Step 1

On the Dock, click the Finder icon.


Step 2

  1. With Finder active, click Go on the menu bar.
  2. Click Connect to Server


Step 3

  1. In the new Connect to Server window, type in the file share path.
    • For department shares: cas-fs1/DepartmentShareName
    • For individual shares: cas-fs1/Home

    Note: You can paste in the new path if you have copied it from other documentation.

  2. Click the + button to add the address to the Favorite Servers
  3. Finally, click Connect to connect to the share.


Step 4

  1. In the new authentication window, choose to connect as a “Registered User”.
  2. Enter your duckid in this form: ad\duckid (eg. ad\scrow)
  3. Type in your duckid password.
  4. Press Connect.


That’s it, you have successfully mounted a network file share on your Mac. Read on if you’d like to make this connection persist on restart.

3 thoughts on “Mapping File Shares in OSX

  1. BTW, in Step 4 of the OSX mapping, it no longer is necessary to include the “ad\ ”
    Just the duckid works for me.