Mapping Network Drives

Before accessing network drives from off campus, a VPN connection using Cisco AnyConnect needs to be established. Once a supervisor has put in the request for your VPN access please refer to Instructions on how to set up this connection. There are instructions for Windows and MAC for mapping drives. Troubleshooting tips are also included.


1. Open any folder on your computer, or click the “File Explorer” folder pinned to the Task Bar in Windows 10 by default.

2. Right click on “This PC” on the left-hand side.

3. Choose “Map Network Drive” from the context menu.

4. From the Map Network Drive screen choose any open letter on your computer. (The letter does not usually matter. It just needs to be unique.) If available, choose F: to match up with your F: drive just as it is mapped at Baker College.

5. In the “Folder:” box type: \\\home\BAKERUSER Replacing xx with the campus code in which you are located. Also replace BAKERUSER with your baker college username.

6. Check the box that says “Connect using different credentials” and click Finish.

7. A dialog box will appear asking for your Baker College credentials. Type in: ad\BAKERUSER here. Replace BAKERUSER with your username and click OK.

8. The home directory will open automatically in Windows 10. You can also get back to it by opening “This PC” or “File Explorer” again.


1. Under "Go" click "Connect to Server..."

2. Under Server Address: Type smb:// Replace xx with the campus code in which you are located. Replace BAKERUSER with your baker college username.

3. Click “Connect” to continue mapping the network drive.

4. Make sure “Registered User” is selected and type out AD\BAKERUSER Replace BAKERUSER with your baker college username.

5. The drive will begin to map. This may take a few moments.

6. The drive should open your mapped drive automatically. If closed you can find it again by opening a Finder window and selecting the drive from the “Shared” section.



If you see a drive with a red "X" on it, the drive must be disconnected first.

1. Right click on the drive and hit Disconnect

2. After you disconnect the drive restart at Step 1 of Windows or Mac OS.


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