VPN & Shared Drive Access


VPN Instructions For Mac

VPN Instructions For PC


Applications that Requires VPN:

Applications that Do Not Require VPN:

  • ULink
  • PeopleSoft Financials
  • PeopleSoft HR
  • PeopleSoft Student
  • Email (Outlook or web)
  • Sharepoint Online
  • MS Teams
  • Office 365
  • CardBox


H&I Drive Access

At-Home Instructions - PC:

  1. Download and install the VPN client
  2. Connect to the VPN - Right click the GlobalProtect Globe icon in the system tray and select "Connect"
  3. Open the Windows Explorer. For Windows 8-10, click Start and type "File Explorer" in the search bar.  Open the File Explorer.
  4. For Windows 10, click on "This PC" in the left column and then click the "Map network drive" icon in the Windows Explorer ribbon.  For Windows 8, click on “This PC” in the left column, click on "Computer" in the top menu and then click on "Map network drive" below the menu.  
  5. Click the "Drive" dropdown and select H for H drive
  6. Enter "\\fileshares.louisville.edu\usr\<userid> Example:\\fileshares.louisville.edu\usr\jandoe01" in the "folder" field
  7. Select "Connect using different credentials" checkbox.
  8. Enter your Ulink username and password when prompted with "ad\" before your username
  9. Select finish or OK.
  10. Repeat step 4 and 5, except now select I from the dropdown.
  11. Enter "\\fileshares.louisville.edu\data" in the folder field
  12. Select "Connect using different credentials" checkbox.
  13. Enter your Ulink username and password when prompted with "ad\" before your username
  14. Select finish or OK.


Mapping a network drive for your Mac

This method allows you to reboot your Mac and have the mapped network drive automatically remount and appear on the desktop. This is more persistent than the above method.

  1. From the Finder, hit Command+K.
  2. Enter the path to the network drive you want to map H drive – smb://fileshares.louisville.edu/usr/userID I drive – smb://fileshares.louisville.edu/data
  3. Click Connect
  4. Enter your ULink userID and password (type ad\ before your userID: ad\ userID) and click OK
  5. The drive is now mounted. Continue on to map for system reboot persistence
  6. Now enter into System Preferences, from the Apple menu
  7. Click on Accounts
  8. Click on Login Items
  9. Click on the + button to add another login item

10. Locate the network drive you previously mounted and click Add

11. Exit out of System Preferences- your network drive will now be mapped and automatically remounted when you reboot your Mac.