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Information on all network disks

  • In general you need to know the server name and share name to connect to a network disk.
  • Most network disks are available directly from within the Radboud University network. Off campus use a VPN tunnel to connect to a network disk.
  • A number of network disks or shares are available for all Science users:
    • The U-disk: your science home directory - the server and share name can be found on after 'Home disk at'. The server name is one of '' or ''. The share name is always the same as your science login name.
    • The S-disk with a lot of standard, directly executable software - server:, share: software.
    • The T-disk with course software - server:, share: cursus.
    • The install share with most of the installer programs for software with a campus license (contact us for license details) - server:, share: install.
  • Science departments can also rent network discs.

Network disk on Windows 10

  • Open the file-explorer and go to This Pc
  • In the ribbon select Computer -> Map network drive -> Map network drive
  • Choose drive letter en fill out the Folder location
  • check both boxes and click Finish
  • Fill out the username as b-fac\[science account] and the password
  • Select Remember my credentials and click ok

The network drive is now connected

Network disk on Windows xp,7,8

To map a network share:

  • Go to the right location:
    • Windows 8
      • Open "Windows Explorer"
        • For example via the search function: place the cursor in the upper right corner whereupon a vertical toolbar appears. Click on the option "Search" and search for "explorer"
      • In the explorer select "My computer" (in the left vertical menubar).
    • Windows 7
      • Right click on 'Start'
      • Choose 'Windows Explorer'.
      • Select 'My Computer'
    • Windows XP
      • Right click on 'Start'
      • Choose 'Windows Explorer'.
      • Select 'Tools'
  • Choose "Map network drive...".
  • Choose a free 'Drive' letter (e.g. the one suggested by Windows).
  • Enter as 'Folder:' a path name of the form \\servername\sharename
  • In case your PC or laptop is not maintained by C&CZ (e.g. by yourself or by the ISC) and your login name on it is not equal to your Science login name, select 'Connect using a different user name' and supply your Science login name. When the login names are the same, the right name will automatically be used, you will only be prompted for the Science password.
  • Click 'Finish'.

For example the S-Disk with a lot of standard software can be mapped as '\\\software'.

Network disk on a Mac

To connect to a network share on a Mac:

  • Activate the Finder for example by clicking somewhere on the Desktop.
  • Under the 'Go' menu choose 'Connect to Server...' (or type Command-K).
  • Specify the share name as smb://servername/sharename and click 'Connect'.
  • Use a valid science login name and password to authenticate.

For example the S-Disk with a lot of standard software can be mapped as 'smb://'.

Network disk on Android

Attaching a network drive in Android can be achieved by installing an app with SMB support. Several alternatives exist.

  • Astro File Browser with the Astro SMB module. Buy the Ad Free version if you do not want to see annoying ads.
  • FolderSync Lite. This makes it possible to synchronize a network disk to and/or from the local SD card. Buy the non-light version if you do not want to see annoying ads if you open this app once in a while.
  • SyncMe Wireless. This too makes it possible to synchronize a network disk to and/or from the local SD card.
  • SolidExplorer. The built-in storage manager allows you to make connections to all sorts of network disks.

The naming of the shares is the same as in Windows, see the diskspace page.

Network disk on iPad/iPhone

See the page on iPad usage.

Network disk on C&CZ-managed Linux

The diskruimte pagina gives the details about the network discs, that are automatically available. They can be found in /home for the home directories, /vol for the data volumes and /www for the website files.

Network disk on privately managed Linux

To connect to a network on Linux (it works for xubuntu 10.4):

  • Install smbclient and cifs-utils. sudo apt-get install smbclient cifs-utils
  • Create a file /etc/samba/user with the context

Here USER is your science username and PASSWORD is your science password. Secure this file with chmod 400 /etc/samba/user.

  • Create the directory /media/USER.
  • Now put at the end of /etc/fstab the following code
 // /media/USER cifs credentials=/etc/samba/user,noexec,users,uid=1000,gid=100 0 0

Again USER is your science user name FILESERVER is the host listed on [DHZ]( under "Home disk at".

  • sudo mount /media/USER or reboot your linux.