How to Access Your Files Through the Samba Server


If you are a Com S 227 student, please use \\\Users\<net-id> as the folder path in the instructions below. (You will need to replace <net-id> with your net-id. This is the part of your address before the "". For example: would use the path \\\Users\aronnax.)

Windows: Map your Samba share as a network drive

1. Click Windows Start button then click Computer. This launches Windows Explorer.

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2. In the Windows Explorer window, click Map network drive as shown below.

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3. In the pop-up Map Network Drive window, chose a Drive letter which is not currently in use and enter \\\las\dept\coms\ds\<type>\<username> as the Folder name, replacing username with your IASTATE username and type with your correct classification. The different types of classification are staff, grad, ugrad, and class. Check options Reconnect at logon and Connect using different credentials, then click Finish. This brings you to a Windows Security window.

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4. In the Windows Security window, enter IASTATE\<username> as the user name (Again use your IASTATE username) and you IASTATE password as the password. Also check the box labeled Remember my credentials so you don't have to re-enter your credential each time you restart your computer.

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5. Click the OK button. A disk drive with the drive letter you chose will appear on the computer. The disk drive contains all your files on the server.

Mac: Mount Your Samba Share as a Local Disk

1. Open Finder

2.Select the Go menu on the Mac task bar.

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3. Select Connect to Server... from the drop-down menu

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4. Enter smb://<type>/<username> as the Server Address, replacing <username> with your IASTATE username and <type> with your current classification. The current classification types are staff, grad, ugrad and class.

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5. Click Connect, enter your IASTATE username and password when prompted.

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6. Click Connect. You have successfully connected to the samba server.

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