Map a Departmental Budget Shared Drive


Walks users through mapping a Budget Shared Drive, commonly used by Department Heads and Vice Presidents at Elon University.


General Information

The Budget Shared Drive is a network share drive used by Department Heads and Vice Presidents to save all budget requests as well as to submit any re-allocations to the existing budget.

Connection Information

For Vice Presidents, this drive MUST be mapped using the letter R. It is necessary to map this drive using the letter R. There is a script which generates a report/spreadsheet that references the letter R; if the drive letter is not set to R this reporting feature will not work. Department heads are not required to use the drive letter R, however using the drive letter R is recommended for consistency. If the drive letter R is currently in use, the current drive mapped to the letter R can be disconnected and remapped with a different letter.

Mapping Instructions

Windows Operating System:

  1. Press the WIN + E keys
  2. From the Windows Explorer windows, right-click "This PC"
  3. Click Map a Network Drive.
  4. Select R from the drive drop-down menu.
  5. In the Folder box type:
    • Department Heads: \\homedir\dept\webtech\budget\ VP last name \ Department Head Last name
    • Vice Presidents: \\homedir\dept\webtech\budget\VP last name
  6. Click Finish.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder and click GO from the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  2. Click Connect to Server.
  3. In the server address field type:
    • Department Heads: smb://homedir/dept/webtech/budget/(VP last name)/(Department Head last name)
    • Vice Presidents: smb://homedir/dept/webtech/budget
  4. Click Connect.
  5. Type your elon username and password including the
    (If just your username does not work, try: FS\username)
  6. Click Connect


Problems Connecting?

  • Questions regarding mapping the Budget Shared Drive should be directed to Amy Chandler at ext. 5273.



Article ID: 76333
Thu 4/18/19 9:31 AM
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