How do I access ADNS File Shares?

To access ADNS you will need the following:

  • your AD NetID :  ad\NetID
    for example ad\adabyron. Pay attention to the format of your NetID
  • Technology Solutions password

On Windows:

  1. Open File Explorer, right-click the This PC icon and select Map Network Drive
    Map network drive option in Windows file explorer
  2. For Drive:, use any unused letter, and for Folder:, use:  \\\dept_name
    where "dept_name" is your department's folder name.
  3. Click Different user name and enter your AD credential: AD NetID and common password as described above.
  4. Click Finish to map your Network Drive.

On Mac:

  1. From Finder's top menu select Go then Connect to Server.
  2. In the Server Address field enter smb://uic​<<Dept Name>>
  3. Click on Connect.

Connect to Server dialog

  1. Enter your UIC NetID (without
  2. Enter your Technology Solutions password
  3. Click Connect.


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