Mapping your P: drive

When using the Statistics VPN, your home directory is not automatically mapped to the P:\ drive as it happens when you log in to a Departmental desktop; this is due to your machine not being part of our Active Directory domain. Also, the folder path we use inside the domain will not work from outside.
Should you need to access your home directory when connected to the Statistics VPN, you can map the SaMBa-shared folder to a drive by using the full path to the shared folder:

  • Connect to the Statistics VPN as shown above
  • Right-click on Computer (either on your desktop ot your Start menu) and select "Map network drive..."
  • On the "Map Network Drive" window, select the drive letter you want to use; for example P:
  • Type the path to the folder: \\fs0x.stats.ox.ac.uk\username, where fs0x is the name of your P: drive file server and  username is your Statistics username; for example \\fs02.stats.ox.ac.uk\testuser
  • If you are not sure which of fs01, fs02, or fs03 you are using try each in turn.
  • If you are going to use this repeatedly, check "Reconnect at logon"
  • Check "Connect using different credentials"
  • Click on Finish
  • On the new "Windows Security" window, type in your Statistics username (in the form "STATS\username" without the quotes) and password
  • Click on OK

Mac Users

  • In the Finder, click on the Go menu and select Connect to Server.
  • Enter the server addresss: as smb://fs0x.stats.ox.ac.uk/username
  • If you are not sure which of fs01, fs02, or fs03 you are using try each in turn.
  • Click the + button to save this as a Favourite Server
  • Click Connect and then enter your Statistics username and password when prompted