Instructions for Individuals without Remote Desktop to connect to your Shared Drive.

Sep 28, 2020
Author: 
Frank Deak

Instructions for individuals who require access to Departmental Shared Drive. This connection only requires a VPN connection with no Remote to your Desktop.

PC users:

- Connect to the VPN

- Open Command Prompt

- type in or copy/paste "net use N: \\medshare.med.utoronto.ca\F /user:medicine\utorid password"

- replace utorid with your actual utorid, and replace 'password' with your actual password you use

- open file explorer and you should see the new path to the shared drive

Mac users:

- connect to the VPN

- open finder

- press Command+K

- in the dialogue box “Connect to Server” enter the following: smb://medshare.medicine.utorad.utoronto.ca/F/Department Shared DriveName – replace the highlighted text with whatever the name of your shared drive is on the network e.g. smb://medshare.medicine.utorad.utoronto.ca/F/radiation oncology

NB: For the MAC, you do need to reconnect the drive each time you VPN in but you will have the file path saved so you just do the command k and press enter each time and you are in for the duration of that VPN session.

 

If you require assistance please contact Discovery Commons HelpDesk.

HelpDesk Number: 416.978.8504

HelpDesk Email: discovery.commons@utoronto.ca