Connecting to a Network File Share or NAS Drive (Windows)

Follow these instructions to connect to a file share or NAS drive in Windows. From off campus, use Remote Desktop.

If you have any questions about your Fully Qualified Domain Name (your FQDN is the text typed by Step 2), contact Computer Support at help@lscg.ucsb.edu.

Common Hostnames

  • lifesci-filer.lifesci.ucsb.edu
  • faculty-nas1.[eemb or mcdb or nri].ucsb.edu (example: cheadle-nas1.eemb.ucsb.edu)
Open Windows Run by pressing Windows Key + R. Type "\\" followed by the hostname of the drive
Add the appropriate extension (eg. ".mcdb.ucsb.edu", ".eemb.ucsb.edu", ".nri.ucsb.edu"). Click "OK".
OPTIONAL: If you know the share directory beforehand, type "\" followed by the name of the directory