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How to map a drive to the RDS server ( in OS X.

Download a PDF copy of this document: RESITHUB-MappingRDSMac-050618-1338-15.pdf

Getting Access to a Drive

  • After being granted access to a drive, you must restart your computer before mapping a drive to it.
    If you are denied access to a drive, please restart your computer and try mapping it again.

  • Authorizers can grant access to users via the Permissions Manager.
    Authorizers do not automatically have access, but they can grant access to themselves.

  • The Permissions Manager can be accessed here:

  • Instructions on how to use Permissions Manager are here:

  1. Open the Finder if it is not open already.

  2. In the menu bar, click Go, then Connect To Server:

  3. In the "Server Address" field, type the address of the shared volume (or folder) you would like to mount, beginning with smb://. Then click the Connect button. For example, if you are mounting your division's shared volume (G: drive) on the Research Data Storage (RDS) system, you might type "smb://":

  4. Type the User ID and Password you use to login to the Cincinnati Children's network, and click the OK button:
    Network Login

  5. You should be connected to the location you typed in step 3, and a volume icon should appear on your desktop:
    Mapped Volume Icon

  6. To create an alias of the volume so that you can easily reconnect without repeating steps 1-4 above, select the volume icon, go to the Finder menu bar and click File, then choose Make Alias:

  7. A volume alias appears on your desktop, in the future, you can reconnect to the shared volume by double-clicking this alias:
    Volume Alias

  8. If you wish, rename the alias by clicking anywhere on the icon, then clicking the text beneath the icon. A textbox should appear, enabling you to modify the alias name:
    Rename Volume Alias

  9. If you wish, drag the alias to the right side of the dock:
    Drag Alias to the Dock

Getting additional help

If there are still any issues after reading these instructions and any help is still needed, please email or call the Service Desk at 636.4100 for further assistance.