Connecting to a Biology Samba (SMB) share using Mac OS X
These instructions assume the following:
- You are Biology faculty, grad student or staff.
- You have already been given an account on the Samba (SMB) server.
- You are located in the KIN, Bio Unit I, MCH, BRF buildings or connected to the FSU VPN.
- You are using Mac OS X
1. Click Go -> Connect to Server.
2. In the Server Address field, type in
smb://your username@server name.bio.fsu.edu/share name
(your username being your unique Biology username) and server name being one of bio-lab4, psi, yoda, dnadave, chromatin or other Samba server name. share name will generally be the same as your userid but for lab shares and such it could be a unique share name. To be presented with a list of all share names on the server leave off share name and preceding "/". Click Connect.
If this does not work try these variations:
smb://server name.bio.fsu.edu/share name
smb://your username@server name.bio.fsu.edu
3. The authentication windows should appear unless you are all ready authenticated.
Supply your Biology username preceded by "BIO\" and password here. If this is not a community computer you can have the computer remember your credentials by clicking "Remember this password in my keychain". Click Connect.
Note that the slash after "BIO" is a back slash "\".
4. If you entered your account information correctly, your U drive should pop up within a few moments.