Connecting to the Humanities File Space using a Mac

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How To

OSX 10.7 and later


Mounting the Share

Select Finder from your dock, or by clicking anywhere on the desktop. When Finder is in focus, "Finder" will appear in bold to the right of the apple logo in the upper left corner of your screen
From the Menu bar, click "Go", then "Connect to Server".

In the Connect to Server dialogue box, under Server Address, type "smb://tank2.uchicago.edu/"


You will be prompted for a name and password. In the Name field, enter "adlocal\" followed by your CNetID. In the Password field, enter your CNet Password. Be sure that the "Registered User" radio button is clicked.

You may remember this password in your keychain if you are on your own computer. Never let the keychain remember your password if you are on a public or communal computer.

You will be prompted to select a folder within tank2 to mount. Which folder you mount is dependent on what you wish to do, whom you wish to collaborate with, and what access rights you have. For all of this information, ask your supervisor.
A new folder will open showing the contents of the share you selected, and the share will appear on your desktop. Repeat these steps for each share that you want to use.
Connected servers will appear under the "Shared" section of the left panel of your finder window. To disconnect from the server once your work is finished, click the small eject icon to the right of the server name.

OSX 10.6 and earlier


Mounting the Share

In the Finder, click "Go," then "Connect to Server."
In the Connect to Server dialogue box, under Server Address, type in: smb://tank2.uchicago.edu/SHARENAME, replacing "SHARENAME" with the name of the share you would like to mount: either "HumUsers" or "HumGroups". You may also leave "SHARENAME" blank, in which case you'll select a share later. See the structure of HFS for an explanation of the purpose of each share. Click Connect to proceed.
You will be prompted for the workgroup, username, and password. Under "Workgroup or Domain," type "adlocal". Give your CNetID and email password as the username and password, then click "OK."
OS X.5 (Leopard) only: Note that the box looks different. You do not need to enter "adlocal" anywhere.
OS X.6 (Snow Leopard) and OS X.7 (Lion): You must preface your username with "adlocal\"
If you did not specify a share, you will be asked to choose one from a drop-down box.
A new folder will open showing the contents of the share you selected, and the share will appear on your desktop. Repeat these steps for each share that you want to use.

Creating an Alias

After you've mounted a share, you can create an alias pointing to it. That way, you can just double-click the alias to mount the share, instead of going through the above steps. Right-click on the mounted share on your desktop and select "Make Alias":
The alias will appear on your desktop. If you like, you can move it elsewhere or give it a more descriptive name.
To make an alias to a folder within a share, hold down Option and Command (the apple key) while dragging the folder to your Desktop.

Known Problems

If you try to connect to HFS from off-campus using a Mac, you will get this error message:

To correct this error, connect to the VPN before attempting to use HFS off campus.

Due to bugs in Apple's implementation of the SMB protocol, the dropbox functionality for user folders in the HumUsers share does not work. That means that you cannot drop files into another user's personal folder, as you can under Windows. We are working with NSIT to come up with a workaround for this problem on the Mac. All other aspects of the fileshare work adequately with Mac clients.

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