Active Directory (Win) - Connecting to Windows Servers

This document details how to connect to a Windows server in the AD.DOIT domain. This procedure consists of importing registry settings, rebooting the computer and mapping the drives.

Importing Kerberos Registry Settings

Mapping Network Drives to Windows Servers

Mapping Network Drives to Windows Servers using My Computer

Mapping Network Drives to Windows Servers using the Command Prompt

Common Problems / Troubleshooting


Importing Kerberos Registry Settings

Note: You must add these registry settings before you will be able to map a network drive to a Windows Server in the AD.DOIT Domain. You must be an administrator on the computer to run the registry file below.

  1. Click loginwiscedu.reg to download the registry settings to the computer.
  2. Save the file to the desktop.
  3. Double-click the loginwiscedu.reg file on the desktop.
  4. Click Yes at the User Account Control prompt.

    uac

  5. Click Yes to add the information from the registry file to the registry.

    addtoreg

  6. Click OK once the registry settings have been added to the registry.

    OK

  7. Reboot the computer then login when ready.

Mapping Network Drives to Windows Servers in the AD.DOIT Domain

Note: To access servers in the AD.DOIT Domain, the user's IP address must be allowed past our firewalls. For UW-Madison users, if your computer is not plugged in via network cable to an approved network you will need to secure a VPN connection before proceeding. See WiscVPN (Win) - Downloading and Installing the WiscVPN AnyConnect Client for details.

The following instructions detail how to map network drives to Windows Servers in the AD.DOIT Domain. Before mapping network drives, there are registry settings that must be added to the computer. Please complete the steps in Importing Kerberos Registry Settings if you have not already imported the registry settings. Note: For those users from UW Eau Claire, Green Bay, LaCrosse, River Falls, Steven's Point, Stout, Superior & Whitewater accessing SFS servers you do not need to run the Kerberos Registry Settings because you will log in using different credentials.

There are two processes that can be used to map drives to the Windows Servers:

  1. Mapping the drives through My Computer
  2. Mapping the drives through the Command Prompt

Mapping the drives through My Computer

  1. Right-click Computer located in the Start menu. Click Map Network Drive.

    map

  2. Select the appropriate drive letter and enter the appropriate server and share information for each of the network drives you are mapping to.
    • Example: Mapping the HRSClient Share
      • Drive Letter: R
      • Folder: \\hrsclient.ad.doit.wisc.edu\hrs
  3. Ensure that the Reconnect at logon box is checked.
  4. Check the box labeled Connect using different credentials.
  5. Click Finish.

    mapping

  6. Enter the appropriate login information.
    • User name: Your NetID@LOGIN.WISC.EDU
      • LOGIN.WISC.EDU must be typed in all capital letters and the NetID must be typed in all lowercase letters.
    • Password: Your NetID password.
    • Note: Those from other campuses accessing SFS servers should login using the user name "AD\Flast_sfs" where F is the first letter of their first name, Last is their entire last name, followed by _sfs.
  7. Check the box labeled Remember my credentials if desired.
  8. Click OK.

    netid

  9. If the connection was successful, Windows Explorer will open the mapped network drive.

Mapping Network Drives to Windows Servers using the Command Prompt

  • Note: If you already mapped drives using the My Computer method, but have decided that you want to use the Command Prompt method, you must do the following first:
    • Disconnect the drives that are currently mapped.
    • Reboot your computer.
    • Follow the steps below after reboot.
  1. Click the Start button and type cmd in the Search field.
  2. Click cmd.

    cmd

  3. Type the appropriate command [net use "drive letter": "server address" /savecred /persistent:yes] depending on which drive you want to map:
    • Example: Mapping the HRSClient Share
      • net use r: \\hrsclient.ad.doit.wisc.edu\hrs /savecred /persistent:yes
  4. Hit Enter.
  5. Enter your username and password at the prompt:
    • User name: Your NetID@LOGIN.WISC.EDU
      • LOGIN.WISC.EDU must be typed in all capital letters and the NetID must be typed in all lowercase letters.
    • Password: Your NetID password.
    • Note: Those from other campuses accessing SFS servers should login using the user name "AD\Flast_sfs" where F is the first letter of their first name, Last is their entire last name, followed by _sfs.
  6. Hit Enter.

    command

  7. Click the Computer icon in the Start Menu. The recently mapped network drives will now appear in the Network Location section.

Common Problems / Troubleshooting

For more information on common problems that can occur when mapping drives and how to troubleshoot them, please see: Troubleshooting - Connecting to Windows Servers.

Windows Servers Administration Page

For more information on Servers, Domains, Password Resets and/or Firewall Rules, plesae see: Administration - Active Directory - Connecting to Windows Servers.

 




Keywords: ad.doit drive map mapped mapping fileshare ad lan fastar hrs isis sfs client windows shares share DoIT LAN ISIS SFS HRS client kerberos registry drive departmental file share sharing active directory   Doc ID: 15627
Owner: Luke B.Group: Systems Engineering
Created: 2010-11-17 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2013-12-17 12:04 CDT
Sites: Campus Active Directory, Department of Dermatology, DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Graduate School Admin, Systems Engineering