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ehelp Mapping Network Drives

Network Drives

Network Folder

Lawrence Tech provides every faculty and staff member with a personal share drive for storing files and data. These drives can be accessed from on and off campus. Storage capacity is capped at 300 MB. The drives are located in the Data Center and are backed up routinely.

In addition to personal shares, many academic and administrative departments have departmental share drives for storing data used by many members of their departments. These department share drives are also accessible from on and off campus.

Mapping Instructions

Please click on the applicable operating system for instructions on mapping network drives:

On Campus

Off Campus

  1. Navigate to the Windows Tile Menu.
  2. Type "This PC" and select it. 
  3. On the menu bar top at the top of the screen click on "Computer". 
  4. Click on "Map Network Drive".
  5. In the drive list select any available letter.
  6. For departmental shares:
    In the "Folder" box type \\vradium.campus.ltu.edu\depts\name of departmental share.
  7. For Faculty/Staff shares enter:
    In the "Folder" box type \\vradium.campus.ltu.edu\facstaff\your banner ID number
  8. Click "Finish"
  1. Connect to the network through VPN
  2. Navigate to the Windows 10 Tile Menu. Type ”This PC” and select it.
  3. On the menu bar top at the top of the screen click on "Computer".
  4. Click on "Map network drive"
  5. In the drive list select any available letter.
  6. For departmental shares:In the "Folder" box type"\\vradium.campus.ltu.edu\depts\name-of-departmental-share"
  7. For Faculty/Staff shares enter:
    In the "Folder" box type \\vradium.campus.ltu.edu\facstaff\your banner ID number
  8. Click "Finish"

MacOS X 

To begin, first click on the "Finder" icon located in the bottom left of your dock (by default).   Finder icon
     
Next, click “Go” on the program bar at the top and select “Connect to Server…”   connect to server
     

This brings up a new window asking for the server.

  • Faculty & staff should enter                                                                                  "smb://vradium.campus.ltu.edu/facstaff/your 9-digit banner no."                                                                               
  • For departmental shared drives enter:                                                                   "smb://vradium.campus.ltu.edu/depts/name-of-department-share"                                                                                                                                                               

Click “Connect.”

  connect to a drive
     

If asked to verify certificate, click “Continue.”

You will be asked for your Name and Password. This is the same campus username and password used to log in to Windows and connect to printers on campus.

When finished, click “OK.”

NOTE: If using Mavericks, this may not work. Please contact the help desk for assistance.

  connect to shared drives