How to access and manage a personal web page?


The university does not provide personal web space by default. However, faculty and staff can request web space by demonstrating an academic need or purpose. Once the request has been approved, employees may access sites using SMB/CIFS from Windows or macOS.


Connect using Windows File Explorer

If you are on a Windows machine, you can access the webpages Drive from within the File Explorer. When you are connected to the Active Directory domain you will automatically see the "W:" drive mapped and a Webpages folder can be accessed under W:\Webpages. If the W: drive is not automatically mapped use these instructions.

Manually mapping the W: Drive

Step 1

Open the File Explorer, right-click on This PC from the menu on the left, and select Map network drive.

Select Map network drive.

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Step 2

Choose a letter for your drive location (We recommend W: for webpages), and enter \\\websites in the Folder field.

Choose a letter for your drive location.

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Step 3

Navigate to your webpage folder in W:\webpages\.

Go to your webpage folder.

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Connect using Finder

Step 1

If you are using a Mac, you can access the Shared Drive from within Finder.

Open Finder, click the Go menu, and select Connect to Server, or simply press the keyboard shortcut command + k to bring up the window.

Press the keyboard shortcut command + k to bring up the window.

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Step 2

Enter smb:// as the Server Address and click Connect. This will map your Shared Drive to your machine.

Enter the Server Address and click Connect.

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Step 3

Navigate to your webpage folder in websites/webpages/.

Go to websites/webpages/.

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OSX Sonoma changes some of the default options for SMB connections and may cause a failure to connect to smb:// to fix this:

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu 

     > System Settings, click General  in the sidebar, then click Sharing on the right. (You may need to scroll down.)


  2. Turn on File Sharing, then click the Info button  on the right.

  3. Click Options, then turn on “Share files and folders using SMB”.

  4. If you’re sharing files with Windows computers, select the On tickbox for each user that needs to share files with a Windows computer, then enter the password for that user’s account.

  5. Click Done.



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