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Instructions for connecting your off-site computer to SON resources:


Please note you must either be onsite or connected to VPN to use this resource

Windows Automated install:

Your R: exists at this location: \\win.ad.jhu.edu\cloud\son$\SON
We have an automated tool to take care of mapping the drive for you.

  1. If offsite you will need to first connect the Hopkins VPN "The Pulse Secure VPN."  If this is not already installed, there are instructions here Pulse Secure information.
  2. Please click the following link: SON R Drive.
  3. Download and save the file to your desktop.
  4. Double click and open the file.
  5. Provide you JHED ID and Password.

Your R: drive should now be mapped. After a reboot and the VPN is connected, you will be prompted for your JHED password when you attempt to access the drive. At this time, you can chose to save your credentials for the future by selecting the "Remember my credentials" box.

Manual install: Windows 7, 8, 10 & Macintosh OS X

To map the drive manually please follow these instructions:

  • If offsite you will need to first connect the Hopkins VPN "The Pulse Secure VPN."  If this is not already installed, there are instructions here Pulse Secure information.
  • The path of the folder is  \\win.ad.jhu.edu\cloud\son$\SON

Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start button , and then click Computer.
  2. Click Map network drive.
  3. In the Drive list, click a drive letter, R:.
  4. In the Folder box, type \\win.ad.jhu.edu\cloud\son$\SON
    To connect every time you log on to your computer, select the Reconnect at logon check box.
    To connect using your Hopkins credentials, select the Connect using different credentials check box. User Name: Win\<Your_JHED_ID Password: <Your_JHED_Password>.
  5. Click Finish.

Windows 8/10:

  1. Click or tap the Start button , and start typing Computer then click or tap "This PC". 
  2. In the Menu bar, click or tap Computer, and then click or tap Map network drive.
  3. In the Drive list, click or tap a drive letter, R:.
  4. In the Folder box, type \\win.ad.jhu.edu\cloud\son$\SON
    To connect every time you sign in to your computer, select the Reconnect at sign-in check box. 
    To connect using your Hopkins credentials, select the Connect using different credentials check box. User Name: Win\<Your_JHED_ID Password: <Your_JHED_Password>.

  5. Click or tap Finish.

Macintosh OS X:

  1. From the Mac OS X Finder , hit Command+K to bring up the ‘Connect to Server’ window.
  2. In the "Server Address:" field, type smb://win.ad.jhu.edu/cloud/son$/SON
  3. If you want to save the network drive in your list of favorite servers, click the "+" button to the right of the Server Address field.
  4. Click "Connect"
  5. In the "Name:" field, enter your JHED ID (something like "jdoe13")
  6. In the "Password:" field, enter your JHED ID password (the same password you use to access most Hopkins resources)
  7. To have the computer remember your username and password, select Remember this password in my keychain (only do this if you own the computer, it is password protected and is secure)
  8. Click “Connect” to mount the network drive.


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