Automatically Connecting to a NAS Drive (Mac)

Follow these instructions to automatically mount a file share or NAS drive in Mac OS upon login. If you have any questions about your Fully Qualified Domain Name (your FQDN is the text typed by Step 2), contact Computer Support at

1.Click on Finder in the taskbar (also known as Finder Menu) and select Preferences from the drop down menu. Check the box for Show these items on the desktop -> Connected Servers.
2. Hold Command and press K (⌘+K) to bring up the Connect to Server dialog box. Type in “smb://” followed by the name and directory of the server you would like to connect to. For example, smb://
3. When the login dialogue box appears, select Connect as -> Registered User. For Name, enter ADS\ followed by your username. For example, ADS\user . The password field should be filled with your ADS password. Select the box “Remember this password in my keychain” and click Connect.
4. Navigate to System Preferences -> Users & Groups. Select your user profile and choose the Login Items tab. Drag the newly mounted volume from the desktop into the Login Items list. Now, when you log in to OSX, the selected volume will mount automatically.