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Information Technology

Information Technology

File Access using Mac on AD (Active Directory)

Mac File Access on Active Directory

The process of connecting to your H: (home) and S: (shared) drives must be completed over a TrentNET connection (which is available only to those machines registered to the University).

Access to these resources is NOT available over eduroam or WiredTrent.

If you are unsure if your Mac is registered to the University, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Connect to Server Method (Native to Mac)

Connecting to the H:// drive:

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Navigate to the GO menu
  3. Select Connect to Server or as an alternate method:
    • With Finder open simply press Command (Cmdr) + K on your keyboard.
      • Connect to the H: (home) Drive by entering: cifs:\\habitat\HOME\Username​
  4. Click Connect
  5. Connect as: "Registered User" when prompted
  6. Enter your Trent credentials: myTrent username and myTrent password
  7. A Finder window will open to your home folder.

Connecting to the S: (shared) Drive:

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Navigate to the GO menu 
  3. Select Connect to Server or as an alternate method:
    • With Finder open simply press Command (Cmdr) + K on your keyboard.

Unfolded Go menu on a Mac with Connect to Server highlighted for selection

  1. Connect to the S:// drive by entering the following server address: 
    • ​​For Marketing and Communications, TrentOnline and IT:  cifs://Vienna/share
    • For All other Departments:  cifs://Abode/share
  2. Click Connect

Step 4  - Connect to server dialog box with server address cifs://abode/share populated

  1. Connect as: "Registered User" using the radio button.

  2. Enter your Trent credentials: myTrent username and myTrent password

Authentication screen prompting user to authenticate to identified server

  1. A Finder window will open to the shared folder.

Finder window on a mac open to the user's home folder

Eligibility

  • Staff
  • Faculty
  • Professor Emeriti

Service category

  • Accounts & Access
  • Network & Internet

Last updated

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 10:19