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How-to Map Network Drives from Home using VPN

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This help topic assumes that you would like to map a drive letter to a shared resource on the network from a computer already on the campus network. If you would like to map a drive letter from someplace else (e.g., home, Paris, etc.), you will need to connect to NC State using a VPN client, then you may use this procedure to map your drive letter.

The first step is to download and install the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Sign in with your Unity ID and password at, selecting the appropriate group from the drop-down first. This will typically be 1-Faculty-and-Staff or 2-Student. If you need installation instructions, click the Instructions button to see the steps.

Map A Drive (PC)

PC | Mac

  1. Open a File Explorer window, right-click on This PC (Windows 10) or My Computer (Windows 7), then click Map network drive…
  2. From the Drive drop-down, select a driver letter to map the network share to. The drive letter is quite arbitrary; you can use any letter you wish as long as it is not currently being used by another network resource.
  3. Once you’ve selected your drive letter, input the network resource you’re looking to map.
    • To map the T: Drive (Departments), type: \\\tex\departments
    • To map the H: Drive (Home), type: \\\tex\homedir\yourunityid
    • To map the L: Drive (Lockers), type: \\\tex\lockers
    • To map the N: Drive, type: \\\tex\etf\tatm
    • To map the P: Drive (Public), type: \\\tex\public
  4. If you would like for the network resource to mount every time you log in, select the checkbox for “Reconnect at Logon”.map_drive_step3
  5. Before we connect, make sure that you set the correct login credentials by clicking on the “Connect using a different user name” link and using your Unity (MyPack Portal) login name and password. Don’t forget to put the “wolftech\” before your username. Do NOT click the “Remember my credentials” checkbox. Click the picture below for an example:map_drive_step4
  6. Select “Finish” to complete the process. The computer will now search for the network resource based on the network path you specified in Step 4. If it cannot find it, it will let you know. If you can’t get it to work, check that your network path is correct. TCTS is always just an email away, too, so feel free to email us any questions you may have.

Map A Drive (Mac)

  1. Open Finder
  2. Select Go
  3. Select Connect to Server…
    P Drive – smb://
    T Drive – smb://
    L Drive – smb://
    H Drive – smb://<your unityid>
    N Drive – smb://
  4. Connect as: Registered User
  5. Enter your UnityID and Password
  6. Select Connect
  7. Select OK