Mapping File Shares in OSX
Adding a File Share
On the Dock, click the Finder icon.
- With Finder active, click Go on the menu bar.
- Click Connect to Server
- 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.
- Click the + button to add the address to the Favorite Servers
- Finally, click Connect to connect to the share.
- In the new authentication window, choose to connect as a “Registered User”.
- Enter your duckid in this form: ad\duckid (eg. ad\scrow)
- Type in your duckid password.
- 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.
Connecting to a File Share on Login
- Click on the “Apple” on the menu bar.
- Click on System Preferences.
- In the System Preferences window, press “Show All”.
- Then click on “Users & Groups”.
- In the Users & Groups preference pane, click on your user.
- Click on the “Login Items” tab.
- Click the “+” to add a new login item.
- In the pop-up file browser, use the drop down menu.
- Click on the entry that corresponds to your Mac (the computer name).
- The file browser will now show a list of all drives connected to your system. Choose the share you connected to above.
- Press “Add”.
When you’ve pressed add, you’ll see your new volume in your list of login items.
It is now safe to close System Preferences.