How do I connect my Mac to the file server?

Connecting to the file server

  1. If you are off-campus, you must first connect to the VPN
  2. While in the finder, press command-k to "Connect to a server".  This will bring up a dialog box, the appearance of which will vary depending on your version of OS X. Enter smb://fs.pharmacy.purdue.edu for the Server Address (as shown below), then click on the "Connect" button.
  3. A second dialog box will appear, as shown below. To access your personal file share, click on the 'Authenticate" button.
  4. The authentication dialog box will appear (see below). Enter your Windows domain (BOILERAD), your career account username, and your career account password in the three boxes. Some of them may already be filled in for you; note that they may not be filled in correctly. Click on the "OK" button.
  5. You will return to the file share selection dialog. Your username should now appear in the pulldown list of shares. Select your username from the list and click "OK". The file share should mount to your desktop.
  6. You can repeat these instructions to mount the special "shared" share, available to all authenticated users. This file share has areas for each department to share files with each other.

Submitted by Mark Sharp on Thu, 10/14/2021 - 10:09
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