How to manually configure access to CONNECT network drives

Most staff have access to one or more "mapped drives" on their managed staff PC. These drives will show up immediately when using a managed staff desktop PC onsite, and should show up within a few minutes of activating Oxford VPN when working remotely. If you are using a self-managed device, or the drives do not appear when you connect to Oxford VPN, then you can configure access manually.

Notice: Mapped drives in the CONNECT Remote Desktop Service

If your normal mapped drives are not available in the CONNECT Remote Desktop service then please contact the Service Desk.

 
Windows
  1. Connect to Oxford VPN (not required if you are connected to a UAS or GLAM wired network)
  2. Select Start  , type explorer, and select File Explorer
  3. Right click on This PC and select "Map network drive..."
  4. For each drive that you want to map, select Drive and type the Folder exactly as shown in the table below
  5. Select "Reconnect at sign-in" and "Connect using different credentials", then select Finish. Enter your CONNECT login details when prompted, with your username in the form CONNECT\abcd1234

We strongly recommend that you use the drive letters shown in the table below when connecting to any of the folders listed. This provides consistency with other users, which improves reliability and performance when opening documents. Other standard drive mappings are described in How to access files and folders on managed staff desktops.

MacOS
  1. Connect to Oxford VPN (not required if you are connected to a UAS or GLAM wired network)
  2. Open the Finder app then select Go > Connect to server
  3. Type smb://connect.ox.ac.uk/XXXX into the Server Address field (see the table below for the folders to use)
  4. Click Add   to add this network location to your favourites
  5. Select your required network location, then select Connect and enter your CONNECT login details with your username in the format CONNECT\abcd1234
Linux

Instructions will vary depending on which Linux distribution you are running. This guide is based on Ubuntu Desktop.

  1. Connect to Oxford VPN (not required if you are connected to a UAS or GLAM wired network)
  2. Open the Nautilus graphical file browser
  3. Select Go > Enter Location…
  4. Type smb://connect.ox.ac.uk/XXXX into the Path field (see the table below for the folders to use) and press Enter
  5. Enter your CONNECT username and password, and set the Domain to connect.ox.ac.uk, then press Enter

Further information

The following table shows the network drive maps for most users:

Drive Folder
I: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\Inter
O:

Use the folder appropriate to your main department:

  • Admin (UAS): \\connect.ox.ac.uk\ADMN
  • Ashmolean: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\ASH
  • Bodleian: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\BODL
  • Botanic Gardens: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\OBG
  • Development Office: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\OUDO
  • Estates: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\OUED
  • GLAM: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\GLAM
  • IT Services:  \\connect.ox.ac.uk\OUIT
  • Museum of the History of Science: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\MHS
  • Museum of Natural History: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\MNH
  • Pitt Rivers: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\PRM
P: \\connect.ox.ac.uk\PUBLIC

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