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Shared Server Space (S Drive) Access

Instructions for connecting to the SMTD shared server space (S Drive)
Note: you must first have a VPN connection established. A VPN (virtual private network) is a software solution whereby network data (your data) is secured against interception.

SMTD computers already have the VPN software installed. A personally-owned computer might have a VPN, but installing U-M’s version will give you a pre-configured installation; all you’ll need to do is enter your uniqname and password.

  1. Install the VPN software, if necessary. The VPN software is available at
  2. Launch the VPN software and configure the VPN software with your uniqname and password- then you will be able to mount server volumes. You may disconnect the VPN when not needed.
  3. On an SMTD computer, select “Shared (“S” Drive)” from the block-M menu in the menu bar.On a personally-owned computer, enter the server address manually:
    Mac- From the top menu bar in Finder, select “Go” > “Connect to Server…” and copy/paste this into the server info box: smb://
    Windows- Select Start > Computer > Map network drive, and copy/paste this into the address field: \\\smtd-sharedAlso, in Windows, the User Name is in the form of UMROOT\uniqname (replace with your uniqname)
  4. Navigate to the folder you wish to use on the smtd-shared volume.