In this article, we will outline how connect to your network drives on a non-Concorida issued computer. This will allow you to connect both on campus and at home. CU Issued computers already have this information setup. Follow the instructions below to configure Network Drive access if needed:

Mac Instructions

Setting up network drives for home use is different for Mac users, follow the link here for instructions.

PC Instructions

Follow the steps below for setting up network drives for your personal computer by following the instructions below:

Download CU VPN Client

First you must make sure the Cisco VPN Client has been downloaded and is running. Instructions for that can be found here.

Connecting to Drives

Now that you have the VPN client up and running you should be able to connect to any network drives you have been previously granted access to.

First, Open the Start Menu and type one of the following options:
H Drive Faculty/Staff = \\ntdom.cupdx\FS-Storage1\usersc\username
H Drive Student = \\ntdom.cupdx\FS-Storage1\userss\username
J Drive = \\ntdom.cupdx\Storage1\allusers
I Drive = \\ntdom.cupdx\Storage1\mall
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You might be prompted again for your username and password after this step. If you are, simply enter ntdom\username and your regular password in the space provided.

The network drive will open on your desktop like any other file window. You can now copy and paste files to this folder from home or work and have access to these files when you are on campus!

Mapping Your Drives

There are two ways to create links to your network drive; either by making shortcuts on your desktop, or mapping them to your computer. The suggested way is to map them with our mapping tool. Instructions to that can be found here.

Creating Shortcuts

Creating shortcuts can have an advantage over mapping your network drives as it will allow you to connect to more specific folders. The two can be used in tandem if desired. To learn how to create shortcuts, follow the instructions below:
1. Connect to the network using the CU VPN Client.

2. Right-click any where on your desktop, and click "New". Choose "Shortcut".

3. Write the network file path that you want to permanently link to.

For Faculty and Staff H Drives:
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For Student H Drives:
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You can also connect to the J and I Drives using these file paths:
J Drive = \\ntdom.cupdx\Storage1\allusers
I Drive = \\ntdom.cupdx\Storage1\mall

4. Click "Next." The system may ask you for your username and password if this is the first time mapping or connecting to a drive. Type in NTDOM\[username]. See the screenshot below for an example. v

5. Name the shortcut.

6. Your drive will now appear, as you named it, on your computer's desktop.

Video Tutorial

Prefer a visual walk-through? Check out the video below:


Contact the Technology Service Center at support@cu-portland.edu if you have questions or are having problems connecting.

Updated by Steven Quirk 10/10/13