How to Map a Departmental Budget Shared Drive

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. Click Start.
  2. Right click on My Computer(XP) or Computer (Win 7 or Vista).
  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. 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.
  6. Click Connect.
    Macintosh Users using OSX 10.4
    Due to permission conflicts with connecting to Windows Sharepoints, users may need to upgrade to 10.5 in order to see files.

Problems Connecting?

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

Details

Article ID: 76333
Created
Thu 4/18/19 9:31 AM
Modified
Mon 7/15/19 10:21 AM
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External