File Storage - Connecting to a Storage Space - Mac OS 10.7

Last Updated: 04/29/2015
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Overview

On Mac 10.7, you will use the Connect to a Server function to connect to one of OIT's file services. Follow the instructions below.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • MAC

If you're off-campus or on UCB Wireless, connect with CU-Boulder's VPN first.

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Step 1

Click on the Finder icon on your dock.

Step 2

Click on the Go drop-down menu and select Connect to Server.

Step 3

In the Server Address: text field, enter the server address that you received from OIT when your account was provisioned, or ask the group admin in your department for the address.

The address will be structured like the following: smb://server.colorado.edu/sharename

Note: The 'server' and 'sharename' you need in order to connect was provided to you by OIT.

If you are connecting to:

  • UCB Files Individual Spaces, type in smb://ucbfiles1.colorado.edu/users
  • UCB Files Group Spaces, type in smb://ucbfiles1.colorado.edu/yoursharename (share names are provided by OIT)
  • Managed Services' Windows File Hosting service, type in smb://files.colorado.edu

Step 4

After entering the Server Address, click on the Connect button.

Step 5

In the Name: text field, enter CU Login Name. For example, buffalor.

Step 6

In the Password: text field, enter your AD password, then click Connect.

Step 7

Your storage space will appear in your finder window.
Click on it to open it and start storing files.

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