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Configuring a Shared Network Drive: Windows 10

You must first establish a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection if working remotely

If you are working remotely and trying to configure and/or connect to shared drive you must first establish a VPN connection. Connecting via VPN offers Sheridan employees secure access to campus resources that would normally not be available off-campus. See Remote Access: Virtual Private Network to learn more.

  1. Click into the search bar and the bottom of the screen. Type: \\adminshare and hit the enter key on your keyboard (or click the \\adminshare Run command)windows search bar
    \\adminshare run command

  2. You will be prompted for your username and password.
    • Type SHERNET\username and password
    • Check the Remember my password checkbox.

    network credentials window

  3. You will be presented with a list of available shared network drives. Select the drive you need, right click or use keyboard-based navigation and choose Map Network Drive from the popup menu.
    Map network drive

  4. Choose the letter for the drive. Each drive must have its own unique letter (avoid using “H” or “I” these are reserved for other network functions). Check the Reconnect at sign-in checkbox and select Finish.
    Assign drive letter

  5. You now have access to the shared drive you specified and you will see it available in the sidebar under This PC.
    Shared drive connected