File storage on the Active Directory (AD) file server provides secure, backed up data storage for faculty and staff. Personal file storage (P: drive) is set up for individual use. shared file storage (N: drive) is set up for departments.
On computers that have been added to AD and have Enterprise Connect installed, the N: and P: drives will be automatically configured when you sign in to your computer with your AD credentials.
Requesting File Storage/Access
Personal folders (P: drive) are created on request for faculty or staff who have workstations on Active Directory. To request a personal folder for yourself, complete the AD File Storage / Access Request form.
Shared folders (N: drive) are created for each department that has workstations on Active Directory. Access to department shared folders must be requested by the person in the department who manages the folder data. To request or update access to a shared folder, the data owner should complete the AD File Storage / Access Request form.
Apple Computer - Accessing Files
From a Univeristy-owned and managed Apple computer:
- If you are off campus, you must first sign in to UMD's Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.
- Open the Self Service from your Applications folder.
- If already set up, find and run the tool "Connect to Network Drives.
- If this is the first time, find and run the tool "One Time Set-up Network Drives Connection", then run the tool "Update Inventory". The "Connect to Network Drives" should now be available.
If you have any issues running the setup or connection tools, please contact the ITSS Helpdesk: