Mapped Network Drives – CoA

Network drives should map upon log in to lab machines for students and faculty, and on personal machines for faculty if the machine is on the Sooner domain. These drives can be manually mapped if needed. If user receives permission error, please contact 325-HELP (4357).

COA users have personal drive, known as “U”. Student U Drive access must be requested via this page.
Network drives can also be mapped on personal computers. In this situation, the user needs to be connected to WIFI@OU or Ethernet on campus or while off campus, OUVPN.

Drive letters and paths for manual mapping


H Drive:
R Drive (Renders):
Alt Render For Specific Class:
S Drive:
Temp drive deleted nightly, limited daily backup available through right click, Previous Versions tab)
T Drive:
U Drive Students:
U Drive Faculty:

Drive Mapping for Windows Computers

Go to Computer – > Map Network Drive -> Enter the path to the drive and specify a drive letter (can be any drive letter, but should use COA “U” drive nomenclature). If it is an OU computer on the Sooner domain, hit finish and the drive should open. If not on Sooner, check “Connect using different credentials” and use sooner\OUNetID for the username and your OU password for the password.

Drive Mapping for Mac OS X Computers

To have the mapped network drive automatically remount and appear on the desktop, do the following:

  • Hit Go, then Connect to Server.
  • Enter the path to the network drive you want to map, ie: smb:// and then click Connect.
  • Enter sooner\OUNetID for your username and your OU password and then click OK.
  • The drive is now mounted. Now enter into System Preferences, from the Apple menu.
  • Click on Accounts -> Login Items and then click on the + button to add another login item.
  • Locate the network drive you previously mounted and click Add. Exit out of System Preferences and your network drive will now be mapped and automatically remounted when you reboot your Mac.
  • To make the mapped network drive visible on the Mac desktop, do the following additional steps:
  • Go to the Finder menu -> Preferences and then click the General tab.
  • Select the checkbox next to Connected Servers.  Close Finder Preferences and the drive should display on your desktop.



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Fri 9/4/20 9:35 AM