Access network drive groupshares on my Mac

Problem/Question

Faculty or staff user needs to access department or student network groupshares (G drive, S drive, etc.) from a Mac computer. These are frequently located on the crate.csuci.edu file server.

Overview

Faculty or staff can use the JAMF application to enable access to groupshares on Mac. 

Solution

To connect to the G drive on your Mac computer, please use the following steps:

 

  1. Make sure that your computer is connected to the CI WiFi network, or is connected via hard-wired ethernet.
  2. Press Command + Space to open Spotlight Search. Type in "Self Service" and press Return. This will open JAMF self service. 
  3. Click "All" on the left side of the Self Service window.
  4. Click "Map Group Share" and click "Map". If you have previously mapped the groupshare and need to remap it, click the "Remap" button.
  5. If you need to map other network drives, such as the Public Share (Z) or Student Services Share (S), select "Map Public Share" and "Map Student Services Share" respectively.

 

To display the groupshares as drives on the desktop, please use the following steps:

  1. Click on any blank area of your desktop, then press Command + Comma (,) on your keyboard.
  2. Under the "General" tab, check "Connected Servers" under "Show these items on the desktop". This will display the groupshares as a drive on your desktop once they are connected.


To ensure that your computer reconnects to the groupshare when booting up, please use the following steps:

  1. Press Command + Space to open Spotlight Search. Type in "System Preferences" and press Return. This will open the System Preferences application
  2. Select "Users & Groups"
  3. Select your username on the left side of the "Users & Groups" window, then click the "Login Items" tab.
  4. Click the plus (+) icon under the list of Login Items. A Finder window should appear.
  5. Select "crate.csuci.edu" Your Mac will take a few moments to connect to the server. Once connected, select the "groupshares" folder and click the "Add" button. Your computer should now automatically connect to the groupshares folder after booting.

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Article ID: 78300
Created
Tue 5/14/19 12:10 PM
Modified
Tue 5/14/19 12:25 PM