NOTICE - For security reasons the CIFS protocol is blocked at our Internet border and is therefore only accessible on campus.
To mount a CIFS file share from a Windows client you must first have the Client for Microsoft Networks installed. This network client component can be added by using the Network or Network Connections control panel in Windows. These instructions use the SHARED1 volume as an example.
Mounting the volume
To quickly connect to a volume:
From the Start menu, select Run and type in the CIFS share name:
You will then be prompted to enter your UW-Platteville NetID and password
Once you have successfully authenticated, the volume will open in a new window.
To mount a CIFS volume as a drive letter:
Right-click on Network Neighborhood and select Map Network Drive.
Select a drive letter to be mapped, and enter: \\shared1.nw.uwplatt.edu\shared1 as the CIFS share name:
When you select Finish you will be asked to enter your UW-Platteville NetID and password.
Once you have successfully authenticated, the volume will be mapped as the drive letter you selected.
Unmounting the volume
To remove the drive mapping, right-click on Network Neighborhood and select Disconnect Network Drive. Select the drive letter you wish to disconnect, and press OK.