Connecting to your M:\drive from an Off-Domain Windows 10 computer

A VPN connection is required, if off-campus or off-domain.
Michigan Tech VPN - vpn.mtu.edu

Connecting to the Multidrive from a personal machine or an off-domain computer requires a secure connection via the campus VPN server.  You will see all of the folders to which you have access, including your home directory within the Multidrive folder and will be displayed as "mtucifs_home." Your Multidrive will only function while connected to the internet with a working secure VPN connection.  If you disconnect from the Internet or wake your device from sleep, you will likely have to reconnect the VPN first before being able to access the Multidrive.

  1. Connect to the secure campus VPN server.
  2. Click or tap the Start/Windows menu icon in the bottom left corner of your screen
    (Shortcut: press and hold the Windows Key  on your keyboard and hit the E key, then skip to step 4)
    .Windows 10 start button
    From the Start/Windows menu, open type “File Explorer" and the menu should change to show you something similar to this:Click on File Explorer
  3. Click the File Explorer icon to open File Explorer.
  4. With File Explorer open, locate the This PC or My Computer icon on the left hand side of the window.  Right-click this icon to bring up the options menu.
    This PC icon in left side of window
  5. From the options menu choose Map network drive…
    choose Map Network Drive
  6. Select M under Drive
  7. Select Connect using different credentials
  8. Enter \\multidrive.mtu.edu\multidrive in the Folder: field
    Note: If you would like to map your H Drive, repeat the process. Select H: under Drive, enter \\homes.mtu.edu\home in the Folder: field, then Select Connect using different credentials.
  9. Map Network Drive
  10. A box will appear asking you to enter your network credentials.  It is very important that you include the MTU\ before your account name.  (example: MTU\joesaccount). The password you use will be your campus ISO password, the same one you use for accessing your Gmail or MyMichiganTech.
    Enter network credentials
  11. If successful, your Multidrive will now be mounted as the drive letter chosen in step 7, and you will be able to see it from inside any application used on your computer or from Windows Explorer.
    Multidrive DFS (M:)
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Article ID: 52979
Created
Mon 4/30/18 11:22 AM
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