Every user on any of the three locations supported by CSCS – Addenbrooke's, SLCU and Zoology – has a designated personal network share: in the Windows environment, the personal network share is referred to as the U drive. Additionally, some users have access to one or more group network shares, referred to as group drives (V, W, X...).
Before clicking Connect, it is advisable to click the plus button '+' in order to add the path to the Favourite Servers list for easy subsequent access. Then simply press Enter or select Connect and you should be presented with the authentication windows:
For quick access in the future, you may want to tick the box next to Remember this password in my keychain, then simply type in your network username and password:
You'll need to prefix your username with your domain. Example:
Medschl users: MINTS\abc123
Zoology users: BIOSCI\abc123
Sainsbury Laboratory users: SLCU\John.Smith
Use your domain password (not your Raven password). Now pressEnter or select Connect.
Network share paths for users of:
For their personal network share, users at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus should type:
with a space replacing a dot (.) in their username.
Group shares can be access using:
It may be useful to use shortcuts after successfully connecting to the network shares. Shortcuts can be created in Finder itself or in the Dock simply by dragging the directory icon from the top title bar to either Favorites in Sidebar:
or to the Dock, on the right side of the separator bar:
These shortcuts will stop working as soon as you disconnect from the VPN, of if you restart your Apple Mac computer; and they will only become active again, after you successfully authenticate to the network shares using the steps outlined above.
If you have any doubts as to what network share path you should be typing, please contact the Service Desk.