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The common file server for employees at Campus Polacksbacken

There is a common file-server for Campus Polacksbacken. Today, each employee (at Polacksbacken) has a home directory with a space of 100 Gb on the server.
The server name is: .
The home directories are mounted via the protocol Samba (see further down for mount instructions).
There are six volumes (or "shares") that holds the directories:


The username determines the volume for the home directory. Example: The user abcde123 has its home directory in A-C$ .
Log in with your username and password A.

Mount instructions

AD connected Windows computers

The home directory will be mounted automatically.

None AD connected Windows computers

  • Klick on Start and select "Computer".
  • Select "Map network drive" in the menu.
  • In the field "Folder" write \\\A-C$\abcde123. Replace "A-C$\abcde123" to what applies for you depending of your university username (see further up on this page).
  • Mark "Connect using different credentials"
  • Select "Finish"
  • Log on with
    • Username:\abcde123 (replace "abcde123" with your university username)
    • Password: password A

Macintosh computers

  • In the Finder choose
  • Go -> Connect to Server
  • In the Server Address field type smb://$/abcde123 . Replace "A-C$/abcde123" to what applies for you depending of your university username (see further up on this page).
  • Log in with your university user name and password A

Linux computers

In a file manager choose "Connect to server" or similar (probably from one of the menus).

  • Service type: Choose "Samba" or "Windows share" (or similar)
  • Server:
  • Share: The share for your home directory (see top of the page)
  • Folder: Your university username
    (Sometimes there are no fields for "Server", "Share" and "Folder", just for "Path" or similar. Then type$/abcde123 if your username is abcde123, see further up. If the field for "Service type" is also missing, then type smb://$/abcde123)
  • Domain:
  • Username: Your university username (if there is no field for "Domain" then you may need to use username, for example
  • Password: Password A
Updated  2018-03-06 14:27:55 by Karolina Malm Holmgren.