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How do I connect to an Okanagan campus network file storage share?

Follow these instructions to connect to an Okanagan campus network file storage share.

For information about the available Okanagan campus network file storage shares, please see  List of Okanagan campus file storage shares

Requirements:

To connect to an Okanagan campus network file storage share, you must be using a computer that is connected to the campus network.  This can be any of the following:

  • Campus wired network
  • Campus  ubcsecure or  ubcoprivate  wireless networks
  • UBC VPN

Instructions:

Windows [Fully Supported]

All fully supported Windows workstations will automatically mount standard campus network file shares during the login process.  These shares will appear as additional drive letters on your computer.

You can manually login as follows:

  1. Windows 7 - Go to Start  > All Programs  > Accessories  > Novell Login
  2. Windows 10 - Go to Start > All apps > Windows Accessories > Novell Login

Windows [Self Service]

  1. Windows 7 - In Windows Explorer, right click on Computer and select  Map network drive...   
    Windows 10 - In Windows Explorer, right click on  This PC and select  Map network drive...

    Windows 7

    Windows 10

  2. Choose a drive letter and, in the Folder field, enter \\ followed by the server and share information, separated by a back slash "\", from the following article:  List of Okanagan campus file storage shares

  3. Click Finish to complete the connection.
It is not recommended to select the  Reconnect at login checkbox unless your machine is always connected to the campus wired network.

OSX [Fully Supported]

All fully supported OSX workstations can use the UBCO Drive Mount app to automatically mount standard campus network file shares on your desktop.  The app can be found on your Dock, and will look like one of the two following icons:

New Icon

Old Icon

OSX [Self Service]

  1. From the Finder , select Go > Connect to Server .

  2. Enter smb:// , followed by the server and share information, separated by a forward slash "/",  from the following article:  List of Okanagan campus file storage shares

  3. Click Connect to complete the connection.

Other [Self Service]

Nearly any computer that can connect to a SMB or CIFS share can connect to the Okanagan campus network file storage shares.  Use the documentation for your operating system along with the information in the following article to connect:  List of Okanagan campus file storage shares

For more information or assistance, please contact the ITServices Helpdesk - 250.807.9000 or 855.807.9001.
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Comment by Fabian Cid Yanez on Mon, Jul 15th, 2019 at 4:15 PM
This worked just fine for my Linux Mint Stack (using Smb4k as GUI) to mount the P-Drive . UNC address is n14.ok.ubc.ca
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