How to connect to a departmental shared drives from off campus with Windows
connect via http://webfile.macalester.edu
For instructions on how to download, install, and set up GlobalProtect agent, see FAQ 736
Use GlobalProtect agent to connect via VPN
Off-campus connections: Log into VPN and then open your G: drive
College-owned Windows Computers:
- Go to www.macalester.edu/its/hardware-software/vpn/.
- Follow the links to download the appropriate version of VPN For Windows (32-bit) or VPN For Windows (64-bit). Read FAQ 165 if you’re not sure which version of Windows your computer uses.
- Right-click VPN Profile for Macalester choose Save Link As...
- Save the MacVPN.pcf file to an easy-to-find location, such as the Desktop.
- Run the VPN installer file downloaded in Step 2. Restart the computer if prompted.
- Open the VPN Client.
- Click the Import button and select the MacVPN.pcf file.
Personally-owned Windows Computers:
- Connect to the Internet at your location (e.g. your home's network, the hotel's wireless network, etc.)
- Open the VPN client and click the Connect button.
- Log in with your Macalester username and password, when prompted.
- Wait for the VPN Client to log in. Click Continue when prompted. The VPN windows will automatically close.
- If you are using a Macalester-owned computer: In the Start menu click Computer and double-click the Groups G: drive to open it
keywords: shareddrives, shareddrive, vpn, Hdrive, Gdrive, Mdrive
- Tap the Windows key on your keyboard, type cmd and tap the Enter key
- In the cmd.exe window that opens, type
net use g: \\files.macalester.edu\admin\groups /user:macalester.edu\username
where username is your Macalester username (hint: you can copy and paste the line instead of typing it, but to paste the text you have to right-click on the cmd.exe window and select Paste)
- Tap the Enter key
- You may be prompted for your password. Type that and tap the Enter key (Note: you won't see anything being typed on the screen while you are typing your password)
- You will be informed that the command completed successfully. The G: drive will now be accessible in the Start ->Computer window. You can now close the cmd.exe window.