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Mapping File Shares in OSX

Adding a File Share

Step 1

On the Dock, click the Finder icon.

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Step 2

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Connecting to a File Share on Login

Step 1

  1. Click on the “Apple” on the menu bar.
  2. Click on System Preferences.

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Step 2

  1. In the System Preferences window, press “Show All”.
  2. Then click on “Users & Groups”.

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Step 3

  1. In the Users & Groups preference pane, click on your user.
  2. Click on the “Login Items” tab.
  3. Click the “+” to add a new login item.

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Step 4

  1. In the pop-up file browser, use the drop down menu.
  2. Click on the entry that corresponds to your Mac (the computer name).

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Step 5

  1. The file browser will now show a list of all drives connected to your system. Choose the share you connected to above.
  2. Press “Add”.

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Final Steps

When you’ve pressed add, you’ll see your new volume in your list of login items.

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It is now safe to close System Preferences.

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.

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