HOWTO: Map a Network Drive on MacOS

Purpose:

  •  Instructions how to map a Network Drives on MacOS

Requirements:

  • Platform: MacOS
  • OS Version: 10.13, 10.14, 10.15
  • Must be connected to the Partners network via ethernet, PHSWifi3 or VPN
  • In order to map a network drive, you must know what drives you will be accessing first. If you do not know what Partners network drives to which you have access, please refer to this KBase article first.

Mapping Network Drives on Mac OS X

 

  1. In the Finder, click on the Go menu and select Connect to Server

  2. In the Address field, type in smb:// (lowercase) followed by the path of the network drive. Note that those are forward slashes "/".
    • To map the home drive, use the following address:
      • smb://cifs2.partners.org/homedir$
    • To connect to a different SFA, use the following address, substituting in the name of the SFA:
      • smb://cifs2.partners.org/sfaname$
  1. You MUST use a fully qualified domain name

     

  2. Enter your Partners User Name and Partners Password
  3. If you entered everything correctly, you should now see a network drive icon on your desktop similar to the following:

     

 


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