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Create a Network Connection in Mac OS


  • These instructions exclusively refer to AD accounts.
  • In order to access networks from outside the university network you need a VPN connection.

Network connection with the Finder

  • In the Finder menu bar, select “Go” and click “Connect to server...”

  • Type in the address bar smb://<physical address>.
    • Select the physical address for the home and group directories set by your department or institution.
    • When typing in the physical path, replace “\” with “/”.

  • In the authentication dialog box select “Connect as: registered user”.
    • For “Name” type in\<username>.
    • Type in your AD account’s password