Mapping Network Drives (Windows 10)

Issue/Question

How do I map the network drives on my Windows 10 computer?

Environment

  • Windows 10

Resolution

In order to access the Personal, Shared and Secure drives, you must be connected to the WKU-Secure wireless network or a hard-wired Ethernet connection on campus, or use the Cisco VPN while off campus.

Method 1: Automatic Mount

  1. Download the WKU Fix P and S Drives batch file.
  2. Open the file.
  3. It will open in Command Prompt and will remind you to connect to the VPN if you are off campus.
  4. Enter your NetID.
  5. You will be prompted to save and close any documents that may be stored on the network drives.
  6. When ready, press Enter.
  7. The drives will automatically reconnect.
  8. If any issues are encountered, or if you need access to the Secure (U:) drive, continue to Method 2 below.

Method 2: Manual Mount

When mapping the network drives on a non-WKU computer you will need to select Connect using different credentials and enter ad\NetID replacing NetID with your own NetID when connecting. 

Shared Drive (S:)

  1. Open the Windows  button in the lower left corner.
  2. Type This PC
  3. Press Enter
  4. Click the Computer tab.
  5. Click Map network drive.
  6. Select S: drive.
  7. Enter \\fscluster2.ad.wku.edu\shared
  8. Click Finish.

Secure Drive (U:)

  1. Open the Windows  button in the lower left corner.
  2. Type This PC
  3. Press Enter
  4. Click Map network drive.
  5. Select U: drive.
  6. Enter \\fscluster2.ad.wku.edu\secure
  7. Click Finish.

Personal Drive (P:)

  1. Open the Windows  button in the lower left corner.
  2. Type This PC
  3. Press Enter
  4. Click Map network drive.
  5. Select P: drive.
  6. Enter \\fscluster1.ad.wku.edu\personal\NetID
  7. Replace NetID with your own NetID.
  8. Click Finish.

Details

Article ID: 3315
Created
Tue 6/4/19 2:35 PM
Modified
Fri 5/1/20 1:45 PM