ORC offers a dedicated SMB/CIFS server to allow users to map some ORC storage as a network drive on their local computers. This storage can be accessed via Windows or macOS and users may use either the CLI, File Explorer (Windows), or Finder (macOS) if they prefer a graphical interaction. Users will need to be connected to GMU campus network (Wired or Wireless) or the GMU VPN before they can begin to connect to the storage.
Users on macOS can map the storage as follows:
Open the Finder app and go to the Go Menu > Connect to Server
In the Connect to Server dialog box enter the server address samba.orc.gmu.edu and login in using your NetID and Patriot Pass Password.
Note: Make sure to only select the Volume that you are a collaborator in, otherwise you will get a connection error.
You will be prompted to Authenticate as a Registered User. Enter your NetID in the Name field and your Patriot Pass Password in the Password field.
Once you are successfully authenticated, select the volume you want to mount.
Note: You can only select and add a Volume of which you are a collaborator, otherwise your connection will fail.
Users on Windows can map the storage as follows:
Open File Explorer and click on the This PC tab
Click on the Computer tab and then Map Network Drive
Choose an unused drive letter and input the URL: \\samba.orc.gmu.edu\your_share
Note: Make sure both options Reconnect at sign-in and Connect using different credentials are checked
Authenticate using your GMU NetID and Patriot Pass Password