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Connecting Securely to Austin Disk Services Through SMB in Windows

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Article Number : KB0011224
Published on : 2021-09-01
Last modified : 2021-09-01 17:47:42
Knowledge Base : IT Public Self Help

These instructions are for Microsoft Windows 10 computers.  You may contact the Service Desk for assistance with other supported Windows versions (review the Service Level Objective here.) Some department shares may require support for IPSec encryption.  Please review the KB article Configuring Your Computer for IPSec.


  1. On the Windows 10 desktop, enter Map Network Drive in the Type here to search bar and then click Map network Drive under the This PC App window. 
  2. From the Drive pulldown menu, select an unused drive letter.
  3. In the Folder field, enter "\\\disk\sharename". Replace sharename with either your UT EID (if you are connecting to your personal directory), or your department share name.
  4. If you are logged in to your Austin Active Directory  - attached computer with your EID credentials, skip to step 6. Otherwise, uncheck Reconnect at logon.
  5. Check the box next to Connect using different credentials and click the Finish button.
  6. Enter "AUSTIN\eid" in the User name field (replacing eid with your UT EID) and your UT EID password in the Password field. If you would like your computer to save your credentials, check the box next to Remember my credentials and click OK.
  7. Select Finish.

The share that has just been mapped will appear in the This PC folder as a local drive with the drive letter that you specified.

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