Accessing Network Files From Off Campus

If you need to access your departmental and personal file shares from off campus, you will need to map to those drives.

Remember, you will ALWAYS need to connect to the VPN service before starting this process.

Instructions for WashU Owned Computers: Windows

These instructions apply if you use the your accounts credentials to login to your computer. You should also follow these instructions if you have never connected to your network drives on your computer.

NOTE: In order to connect to your network drives from off-campus, you must connect using VPN.

Step 1: Connect using the VPN

Click here for instructions on how to connect using VPN

NOTE: If you have previously connected to your network drives from your computer, all you need to do is to connect to the VPN service. Your network drives will automatically reconnect. 

If you are unsure:

  1. Open File Explorer (Windows Key + E)
  2. Click on This PC
  3. Look for your personal network drive in the Network Locations section of the file explorer window. Your personal network drive is named based on your WUSTL Key

Step 2: Using a script to Map Network Drives

Note: “Map Network Drives” refers to the process used to setup network drives on your computer.

  1. Locate your department’s script from the Scripts for WashU Owned Computers section below.
  2. Click the link (or copy the URL into a browser) to download the script.
  3. Click the blue download button in Box.
  4. You may get a warning that this is a potentially harmful file. Choose to keep the file.
  5. After the script downloads, double-click the file to run.
  6. You will likely get another warning message.
    In Windows 10, click More info in this window to get the option to Run anyway.
  7. You will be prompted in the black box to enter your User ID. Enter WUSTL Key ID.
  8. Next you will be prompted to enter your password. Enter your WUSTL Key password.
Instructions for Personally Owned Computers: Windows

NOTE: In order to connect to your network drives from off-campus, you must connect using VPN.

Step 1: Connect using the VPN

Click here for instructions on how to connect using VPN

Step 2: Using a script to Map Network Drives

Note: “Map Network Drives” refers to the process used to setup network drives on your computer.

  1. Locate your department’s script from the links in the Scripts for Personally Owned Computers section below.
  2. Click the link (or copy the URL into a browser) to download the script.
  3. Click the blue download button in Box.
  4. You may get a warning that this is a potentially harmful file. Choose to keep the file.
  5. After the script downloads, double-click the file to run.
  6. You will likely get another warning message.
    In Windows 10, click More info in this window to get the option to Run anyway.
  7. You will be prompted in the black box to enter your User ID. Enter WUSTL Key ID.
  8. Next you will be prompted to enter your password. Enter your WUSTL Key password.
Instructions for WashU Owned Computers: Mac

These instructions apply to Macs that have been migrated as a part of Shared IT Services. If your computer hasn’t been migrated, refer to the Personally Owned Computers: Mac instructions.

NOTE: In order to connect to your network drives from off-campus, you must connect using VPN.

Step 1: Connect using the VPN

Click here for instructions on how to connect using VPN

Step 2:  Reconnect to Network Drives
Click on the key icon and choose Reconnect.

Instructions for Personally Owned Computers: Mac

These instructions apply to Personally Owned computers and Macs that have not been migrated as a part of Shared IT Services.

NOTE: In order to connect to your network drives from off-campus, you must connect using VPN.

Step 1: Connect using the VPN

Click here for instructions on how to connect using VPN

Step 2:  Map Network Drives

  1. In Finder, click the Go menu and select Connect to Server
  2. Type in the full path to the network shares in the field box and click the + button to add them to the Favorite Servers list.
    smb://files.wustl.edu/YOURWUSTLKEY
    smb://files.wustl.edu/shares/department
  1. When you’re ready to connect to a network share, click Connect
  2. Each time that you access a drive, you will need to authenticate with your WUSTL Key. Make sure that the Remember this password in my keychain check box is checked, if desired to save time. You will need to update when you change your WUSTL Key password.
  3. Click Connect.

These scripts are hosted in Box. After you click on the link, your browser will be redirected to the file location in Box.

Scripts for WashU Owned Computers

AD – Alumni and Development

AMP – Academic Mentoring

ANEST – Anesthesiology

BROWN – Brown School

CS – Cornerstone

DEVBIO – Developmental Biology

DOVS – Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science

EHS – Environmental Health and Safety

EM – Emergency Medicine

ENGR – McKelvey School of Engineering

ENT – Ears Nose Throat/Otolaryngology (OTO)

FPM – Facilities Planning and Management

FS – Financial Services

HR – Human Resources

IMC – Investment Management Company

LAW – School of Law

LIB – Olin Library

M.ALL – Allergy

M.BM – Bone and Mineral

M.CRD – Cardiology

M.END – Endocrinology

M.GAS – Gastroenterology

M.GER – Geriatrics

M.GMS – General Medical Sciences

M.HEM – Hematology

M.HOS – DOM Hospitalists

M.ID – Infectious Disease

M.ME – DOM Medical Education

M.NEP – Nephrology

M.ONC – Oncology

M.PUL – Pulmonary

M.RHE – Rheumatology

MICRO – Molecular Microbiology

OBGYN – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

OBS – Olin Business School

OFMD – Operations and Facilities Management Department

OISS – Office of International Students and Scholars

ORT – Orthopedics

OSCCS – Student Conduct and Community Standards

OT – Occupational Therapy

OTM – Office of Technology Management

PACS – Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences

PSYCH – Psychiatry

PT – Physical Therapy

REC – Campus Fitness and Recreation

SAMFOX – Sam Fox School

SUACCS – Acute and Critical Care Surgery

SUCH – Surgery Chairman Office

SUCR – Colon and Rectal Surgery

SUCT – Cardiothoracic Surgery

SUHPB – Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic and GI Surgery

SUHS – Surgery Resident House Staff

SUMIS – Minimally Invasive Surgery

SUONC – Surgical Oncology

SUPBN – Surgery Premier Billing Network

SUPED – Pediatric Surgery

SUPH – Surgery Public Health Sciences

SUPLA – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

SUTRA – Transplant Surgery

SUURO – Urologic Surgery

SUVAS – Vascular Surgery

TRIO – Student Support Services

WUCA_BFP – Blue Fish Pediatrics

WUCA_CLP – Cloverleaf Pediatrics

WUCA_FPD – Forest Park Pediatrics

WUCA_KIDDOCS – WUCA Kids Docs Pediatrics

WUCA_OFP – OFallon Pediatrics

WUCA_PP – Purely Pediatrics

WUCA_UPA – University Pediatrics Associates

WUPIACC – WUPI Acute and Critical Care Surgery in Illinois

WUPIPLA – WUPI Plastic Surgery in Illinois

WUPIURO – WUPI Urologic Surgery in Illinois

Scripts for Personally Owned Computers

AD – Alumni And Development

AMP – Academic Mentoring

ANEST – Anesthesiology

BROWN – Brown School

CS – Cornerstone

DEVBIO – Developmental Biology

DOVS – Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science

EHS – Environmental Health and Safety

EM – Emergency Medicine

ENGR – McKelvey School of Engineering

ENT – Ears Nose Throat/Otolaryngology (OTO)

FPM – Facilities Planning and Management

FS – Financial Services

HR – Human Resources

IMC – Investment Management Company

LAW – School of Law

LIB – Olin Library

M.ALL – Allergy

M.BM – Bone and Mineral

M.CRD – Cardiology

M.END – Endocrinology

M.GAS – Gastroenterology

M.GER – Geriatrics

M.GMS – General Medical Sciences

M.HEM – Hematology

M.HOS – DOM Hospitalists

M.ID – Infectious Disease

M.ME – DOM Medical Education

M.NEP – Nephrology

M.ONC – Oncology

M.PUL – Pulmonary

M.RHE – Rheumatology

MICRO – Molecular Microbiology

OBGYN – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

OBS – Olin Business School

OFMD – Operations and Facilities Management Department

OISS – Office of International Students and Scholars

ORT – Orthopedics

OSCCS – Student Conduct and Community Standards

OT – Occupational Therapy

OTM – Office of Technology Management

PACS – Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences

PSYCH – Psychiatry

PT – Physical Therapy

REC – Campus Fitness and Recreation

SAMFOX – Sam Fox School

SUACCS – Acute and Critical Care Surgery

SUCH – Surgery Chairman Office

SUCR – Colon and Rectal Surgery

SUCT – Cardiothoracic Surgery

SUHPB – Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic and GI Surgery

SUHS – Surgery Resident House Staff

SUMIS – Minimally Invasive Surgery

SUONC – Surgical Oncology

SUPBN – Surgery Premier Billing Network

SUPED – Pediatric Surgery

SUPH – Surgery Public Health Sciences

SUPLA – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

SUTRA – Transplant Surgery

SUURO – Urologic Surgery

SUVAS – Vascular Surgery

TRIO – Student Support Services (TRiO)

WUCA_BFP – Blue Fish Pediatrics

WUCA_CLP – Cloverleaf Pediatrics

WUCA_FPD – Forest Park Pediatrics

WUCA_KIDDOCS – WUCA Kids Docs Pediatrics

WUCA_OFP – OFallon Pediatrics

WUCA_PP – Purely Pediatrics

WUCA_UPA – University Pediatrics Associates

WUPIACC – WUPI Acute and Critical Care Surgery in Illinois

WUPIPLA – WUPI Plastic Surgery in Illinois

WUPIURO – WUPI Urologic Surgery in Illinois