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

A VPN connection is required, if off-campus or off-domain.
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You will need to enter the following for the username field: MTU\accountname
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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.

Step One: Connect to the VPN

  1. Connect to the secure campus VPN server

Step Two: Map the Multidrive

  1. Open File Explorer
    Click on File Explorer
  2. Right-click on This PC.
    This PC icon in left side of window
  3. Select Map network drive…
    choose Map Network Drive
  4. Select M: under Drive:
  5. Enter \\\multidrive in the Folder: field
    Note: If you would like to map your H Drive, repeat the process. Select H: under Drive, enter \\\home in the Folder: field,
  6. Check Reconnect at sign-in and Connect using different credentialsMap Network Drive

Step Three: Enter MTU\accountname

  1. Enter MTU\accountname.
    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
  2. 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:)

Clearing your Credentials

If you did not enter the MTU\ before your account name or need to enter an updated password, you will need to clear your credentials and remap the multidrive. You may see the M: drive and the folders, but you get an error that you cannot access the folders or another error.

  1. Open Credential Manager from the Start Menu.
  2. Select Windows Credentials
  3. Select the entry for
  4. Select Remove
  5. Open File Explorer
  6. Right-click on M: multidrive
  7. Select Disconnect
  8. Restart your computer
  9. Repeat the instructions for mapping the multidrive, making sure to enter MTU\accountname for the username.
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