Accessing Network Shares (F:, H:, L:, etc) via VPN from Off-Campus

The GlobalProtect VPN allows the Cedar Crest community to access our local network for a variety of different reasons.  One of those reasons is to access files that exist on our local server file shares, but the VPN does not map the familiar F:, H; and L: drives automatically.  Here are instructions on how to have a custom script written for you to access these network shares and how to use the script to connect to your network shares.

  • Open a Help Desk Ticket and ask for a script to be created for you.
  • Once the script is created, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to download that script.
  • Click on the link in that email, that will bring you to the script in OneDrive.
  • Click the DOWNLOAD button near the top of the screen to download the script to your computer.  Note the location that it downloads to -- usually your Downloads folder.
  • Connect to the CCC VPN following the instructions here:
  • Once you have the Connected on your VPN, you can then double click and run that script.
  • For each connection, you will be asked for your user name and password.  You must put in your full email address for the user name.  IE:
  • When you type your password in the black box, it will not show you that you are typing, that is OK - type your password and hit enter at each prompt.
  • Once you’ve done these steps, you will have your F:, H: and L: drives.

Note: in a pinch, you can access them by opening Windows Explorer and typing in the address bar:
For the F: drive type: \\cccmain\admin
For the L: drive type:  \\cccmain\dept_data

This is only applicable to Windows-based computers, for Apple computers please put in a ticket and specify it is for Mac.  We can't create a script for you, but we can give you instructions on how to do it manually.


Article ID: 85415
Thu 8/22/19 11:09 AM
Fri 12/2/22 10:09 AM

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