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Information Technology > Tutorials > Connecting to your Home Drive on Akbar with Windows 2000

This document explains how to set up access to your home drive on Akbar from a Windows 2000 machine anywhere on campus.


1. Login to your computer. Though not required, it is best if you login to your computer with the same username and password as your Marlboro username and password. You can change your Windows 2000 username and password through the Username and Passwords section of the Control Panel.

2. Once logged in, click on the My Computer icon with the right mouse button. A menu will pop up. Select "Map Network Drive..."

3. The Map Network Drive dialog window will come up.

In the Drive: pull-down menu, select "N:"

This will become the drive letter for your home drive, like C: is for your computer's primary hard disk.

In the Folder: menu, type:


"Akbar" is the name of the server, and "home" is the name of your folder on Akbar.

If you'd like to avoid doing this again the next time you start up, put a check in the box next to "Reconnect at logon" and your home drive will be automatically restored when you start up.

Important: if you log into Windows 2000 with the same username and password that you use for your marlboro email, you may click "Finish" and skip to step 6. If you do not, click on "Connect using a different user name." as shown in the image below.

4. If you have to login to Akbar with a different user name, this window will come up. Your Akbar user name and password are always the same as your Marlboro user name and password. So input your user name and passwords in the appropriate fields and click OK. Then click "Finish".

5. If you see a window appear like the one below, it is most likely because you mistyped your username or password in step 4 above, or you are logged in to Windows 2000 with a different username than your Marlboro account and you didn't specify "Connect using a different user name." as shown in step 3 above. Try again here and click OK.

6. You should immediately see a window open showing the contents of your home drive. Now you can save your work onto Akbar and access them from your friend's computers or from any of the lab computers. You can save, delete and copy files to your home drive like any other disk. If you chose the "Reconnect at logon" option in Step 3, your home drive will automatically appear in My Computer next to your other disks.

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