Instructions for Mapping a Network Share for windows 7 and vista:
Right mouse-click on ‚ÄúMy Computer‚ÄĚ( Either in the Start Menu or on your desktop depending on configuration).¬†¬†If running Vista or Windows 7, right click on ‚ÄúComputer‚ÄĚ.¬†¬†From the pop-up menu left mouse click on ‚ÄúMap Network Drive‚ÄĚ.
Choose any drive letter that is not assigned to another drive. In this case I have chosen Z. In the text box beside ‚ÄúFolder‚ÄĚ type the path to the shared drive using this format:¬†\\servername\sharename.¬†¬†In the example below, I have chosen reba as the servername and download as the sharename.¬† Ensure the box beside ‚ÄúReconnect at logon‚ÄĚ is checked, if you want it to reconnect every time you log onto the computer.¬† If you only want a temporary connection, do not check this box.¬†¬†If your PC is a member of the domain, and you are logging directly into your PC with your domain credentials (user ID and password) you will not be prompted for a password, and can just click Finish.¬† However, students or faculty/staff with personal laptops, for example, will need to check the box labeled “Connect using different credentials.”¬† When you do, you will be prompted to enter your credentials, in the format: FAST\userid and password.¬† Then click Finish to continue with the mapping.
You will need to manually map this share on any computer you log onto where you need access to this share.¬†Please keep in mind that the drive letter is used only to reference a shared folder and is not the name of the folder–you may call the same shared folder Z: while someone else calls it P:, so if you call ITS wanting to connect to a shared drive, we will ask you about the share name (download).¬† If you ask to be connected to the I: or Z: drive, we will not know the folder you¬†¬†need.¬† Check with someone else in your department to find out what the actual shared folder name is.¬† They can follow the directions above and click on the arrow next to Drive: and see all of the actual shared folders they have mapped.