Connecting to Helios with OS X

Connecting

  • At the Finder, go to the "Go" item in the menu bar at the top of your screen and choose "Connect to Server..." and the following dialog box will appear.  

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  • In the Server Address field type the server you want to connect to, in our example that is: smb://helios.potsdam.edu - it is very important to include the smb:// because this tells OS X that it's a Windows Server.  
  • Optionally click the + sign across from where you just typed. Doing so will add the server to your Favorite Server list so that next time you need only double-click smb://helios.potsdam.edu to connect.  
  • Click Connect and the following dialog box will appear:  

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  • Enter your Username and Password for the server.

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  • Select the file share volume you wish to use and then click OK. The server will then appear on your desktop.