Connecting to FILES.MJ from off campus

Pick your OS: Mac | Windows

Connecting with a Mac

(if you’re ON campus, skip to step 2):

1. Follow the instructions located here to establish your VPN connection (don’t worry, you only have to do this setup once).

2. Once you have connected to the UNC VPN, click on the “Finder” icon in the dock

a screen shot of the Finder icon in the Dock

3. In the menu bar, click “Go” and then click “Connect to Server…” in the drop down menu

a screen shot of someone clicking Go then Connect to Server on a Mac

4. In the dialogue box, under “Server Address:” type
smb://files.mj.unc.edu

5. Click “Connect

6. Type in your onyen username and onyen password and click “Connect

a screen shot of Connect as window

7. Select the volume you want to mount and click “OK

8. The drive should appear on your desktop. Double-click it and now you are connected to files.mj.unc.eduthe Departements Drive icon

Connecting with Windows

Connection Methods:  One-time Connect | Map Network Drive

One-time Connect

  1. If you’re OFF campus, connect to the VPN first
  2. Go to “My Computer“ or otherwise open a Windows Explorer dialog box

    windowsexplorer1

  3. Type the server address (\\files.mj.unc.edu) in the address bar and press enter

    windowsexplorer2

  4. You will be prompted to enter your Onyen credentials, if not already bound to the UNC Active Directory.
    For “User name:” type “AD\”  then your ONYEN: “AD\onyen”
    For “Password:” type your ONYEN password and click “ok

    1. Your fields should look like:
      1. Username: AD\Onyen
      2. Password: Onyen Password
  5. You’re now connected!  To create a shortcut, do the following:
    1. Drag the computer/folder icon that is located immediately to the left of the server address (\\files.mj.unc.edu) in the address bar to your desktop
    2. It should resemble the shortcut in the picture below.

Map Network Drive

  1. If you’re OFF campus, connect to the VPN first
  2. Go to “My Computer
  3. Click “Tools” in the menu bar and select “Map Network Drive
  4. In the dialogue box for “Drive”, choose any letter between “N:” and “Z:”
  5. For “Folder” type: \\files.mj.unc.edu\SemesterYEAR (ex. \\files.mj.unc.edu\Spring2015)
  6. Make sure “Reconnect at login” is checked and click “Finish
  7. At the login screen:
    For “User name:” type “AD\”  then your ONYEN: “AD\onyen”
    For “Password:” type your ONYEN password and click “ok

    1. Your fields should look like:
      1. Username: AD\Onyen
      2. Password: Onyen Password
  8. Now you should be connected to the files.mj server.

VPN

  1. Open a web browser and browse to
    https://help.unc.edu/help/vpn-installation-and-clients/
  2. Follow the instructions for downloading and installing the VPN client on your computer.
  3. In the “login” box:
    GROUP should be “UNCCampus”
    Type your ONYEN and ONYEN password
    For additional login and password information, click here.
    Scroll down to the Windows instructions for ‘Connection Settings’ containing the “Second Username” and “Second Password”
    Click “login.”
    You are now remotely connected to the campus network.  Now you must map the network drive or directly connect.

 

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