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 visit https://rc.partners.org/support-training/utilities

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://cifshd.partners.org/homedir$
    • To connect to a different SFA, use the appropriate address below, substituting in the name of the SFA:
      • smb://cifs2.partners.org/sfaname$
      • smb://peccifs2.partners.org/sfaname$
      • smb://smbgpa.partners.org/sfaname$
      • smb://smbgpb.partners.org/sfaname$
    • To connect to an RFA, use the following address. rfaname will be INSTITUTION-LABNAME (i.e. BWH-TIMI)
      • smb://rfawin.partners.org/rfaname
    • To connect to MAD3, visit https://rc.partners.org/kb/article/2733 for instructions.
  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 icon. If not please open Finder/Preferences from the desktop, and select Show Connected Servers on the General tab.

     

 


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