Mapping of Your Network Home Directory

Duke Sociology users may map their network home directory to laptop and personal desktop PCs.

If you are on campus and connected to Dukeblue wireless, you may map directly. This is a major convenience associated with use of Dukeblue, as the VPN is no longer required.

If you are off campus, you must first connect the Duke VPN client, then map.

It is presumed you have:

Again, if off campus, remember to first connect the Duke VPN client.

Described below are the steps for mapping your network home directory on a Windows 10, a Windows 7 or a Mac OS X system.

Mapping Under Windows 10

  1. Click the Start icon in the lower, left corner, then click File Explorer.

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  2. Select This PC.

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  3. The File Explorer window modifies as below. Select the Map network drive option in the ribbon menu.

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  4. In the Map Network Drive window shown below:

    • select an available drive letter - typically H: to match the standard domain mapping used on department desktops

    • specify the folder path to your network directory - typically \\utopia3.soc.duke.edu\homes\lanhome

    • Leave Reconnect at logon unchecked

    • Check Connect using different credentials

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  5. Click Finish.

  6. When prompted for credentials, enter your Sociology domain account userid and password, then click OK.

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  7. A drive letter is added that maps to your lanhome directory.

Mapping Under Windows 7

  1. Click on Start, then the Computer option. [NOTE: Instead of "Computer", this option is often labelled with the name of your computer.]

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  2. From the resulting window, select Map network drive in the top menu options.

  3. In the dialog box shown below:
    • select an available drive letter - typically H: to match the standard domain mapping used on department desktops

    • specify the folder path to your network directory - typically \\utopia3.soc.duke.edu\homes\lanhome

    • Leave Reconnect at logon unchecked

    • Check Connect using different credentials

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  4. Click Finish.

  5. When prompted for credentials, enter your Sociology domain account userid and password, then click OK.

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  6. A drive letter is added that maps to your lanhome directory.

Mapping Under Mac OS X

  1. Select Finder, then the Go menu, and the Connect to server option.

  2. Enter in the Server Address field:

  3. smb://utopia3.soc.duke.edu/homes/lanhome

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  4. Click Connect. The authentication dialog will open. Enter your Sociology domain account userid and password.

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  5. Click Connect. A network link to your lanhome directory is added to the SHARED area of your Finder listing.


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