Before you get started we should make sure you can PING (or see) the server –

  1. On your Mac, open the Network Utility app, located in the /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications folder.
  2. Click Ping.
  3. Enter the IP address, then click the Ping button.
  4. Enter the server name DTC-SERVER01, then click the Ping button.
  5. If successful and get a response from either one or both, you are able to connect to the server.


Here is some basic instructions to map a network drive to the Windows Server:

Network drive access can be obtained in three simple steps.

  1. In Finder, either hit Command+K to bring up “Connect to Server” or click Go > Connect to Server
  2. Enter the path of the network drive you’re trying to map (e.g. smb:// and click Connect
  3. Enter your login details and password then click OK to mount the network drive

Example for DTC:






These folders may not be the ones you actually need, but replace the folder name with the folder name you desire.

Map network drive on macOS


Map network drive on macOS (remount after reboot)

Maybe you have a server in your office with a connected network drive and want all your employees to be able to connect to it so they can collaborate on shared documents. If you want to keep a Mac connected to a network drive, even after restarting, the easiest way to do this is to follow the three steps above then add these:

  1. Hit the Apple menu, then System Preferences > Users & Groups
  2. From here, select Login Items and click + to add a new item
  3. Find your network drive and click Add, then close the window

Now, your network drive will be mapped and automatically remounted when you reboot your Mac. Network drives won’t, however, connect automatically if you’re using a different WiFi network.

Article ID: 1157, Created On: 7/9/2021, Modified: 7/9/2021

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