Accessing the F or S drive from Mac OS X

To access Divinity School computing resources from outside of Duke’s network, you must connect to Duke’s network using Virtual Private Network software.  Duke uses the Cisco Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client.  If you do not already have the Cisco Anyconnect software installed, instructions for installing it can be found here.

1. After you have established a secure connection to our network, locate the Finder menu. Clicking on any empty section of the desktop will usually bring the Finder menu to the front of the menu bars.

2. Click on “Go” and then from the “Go” menu click on “Connect to Server” (*You can also use the keyboard shortcut ⌘-k)
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3. You will be presented with a window similar to the one below

4. The first time you do this you should delete the information that is in the “Server Address:” field and replace it with one of the following without the quotes.

For the F drive: “smb://dds-file-alpha.divinity.duke.edu/users/<netid>” and substitute the user own NetID in place of <netid>
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For the S drive: “smb://dds-file-alpha.divinity.duke.edu/share”

7. Clicking the + beside of the “Server Address:” field will add the information in the field to the list of “Favorite Servers:” making it easier to choose one in the future.
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8. After you enter the server path you want to access, click the “Connect” button.

9. In the next window you will select the “Registered user” radio button and enter “win\<netid>” and your NetID password. *replace <netid> with your own NetID

  • Example: win\tuser123
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10. After you enter your username and password click the “Connect” button. If your information is entered correctly a Finder window will open showing you the space on the server. *It may take a few moments for the available folders to show up depending on the speed of your computer and your internet connection.
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11. You can now access your files on the Divinity School servers. When you are finished working you should click on the Cisco Anyconnect icon in the menu bar and choose the option to disconnect.