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Map Network Drive Windows XP/2000

Connecting to a Network Drive At Home Using Windows 2000/XP

Please be aware that you will need to be connected to VPN in order to access your campus network shares. Refer to  www.ucalgary.ca/it/vpnfor more information. General Purpose VPN is sufficient to complete the process outlined in this tutorial.

Part I: Disconnect Any Existing Network Drives

  1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop.
  2. Under the Tools menu, select Disconnect Network Drive. You should see a window similar to the following:

    Make a note of any drives you currently have connected. Be sure to note both the drive letter and the path. eg: \\dtpfsrv1\public
  3. Highlight the network drive(s) and click OK.

Part 2: Reconnect The Network Drives

  1. My Computer should already be open from Part I. If it is not, double-click the My
    Computer icon on your desktop.
  2. Under the Tools menu, select Map Network Drive. This will bring up the Map
    Network Drive window as shown below.
  3. You can select any available drive letter for the Drive field.
  4. For the Folder field, you need to enter the path to the share using the format
    \\dtpfsrv1\sharename
    For example:
    DTP Public Drive: \\dtpfsrv1\public
    Your User Share: \\dtpfsrv1\username$
  5. Click on “Connect using a different user name”. This will bring up the following
    window:

    You must specify both your domain and user ID in the User Name field. The format is to put UC_ADMIN followed by a back slash (\) and then your user ID. See the example below:

    Enter your password. (This is the same password you use to log on to your PC at work.)
    Click OK.
  6. You will be returned to the Map Network Drive window. Click Finish to connect to
    the drive.
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