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Connecting to a File Share with Mac OS X

Note: As Active Directory  is a service only available to Windows computers, Mac computers may still benefit by using Windows File Service, a feature of Active Directory.  This tutorial explains how to configure a Mac computer to connect to Windows File Service.

  1. On the Finder menu select Go
    • Click Connect to Server...

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  2. The Connect to Server screen will open
    • In the Server Address: field enter the address provided to you by your IT Admin Rep or contact the IT Support Centre for assistance
    • Click the Connect button

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  3. If this is a connection you will use often, you can add it to your Favorite Servers:
    • Enter the Server Address
    • Click the plus (+) button beside the Server Address 
    • To use the server in the future, select it from the list of Favorite Servers: and click Connect

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  4. The Enter your name and password for the server screen will open
    • in the Name: field enter AD\yourNetID 
    • Note: If you log onto your computer using AD, this field may already be filed
    • Enter your NetID password
    • You can choose to Remember this password in my keychain
    • Click the Connect button
    • You will now be able to use your files

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  5. Don't forget to disconnect your shared drive when you have finished using it
    • Click on the drive icon and from the flyout menu select Eject Only or
    • Click the eject icon next to your drive in in the drive list

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