Connect to NAS Storage in Windows

Overview

Mapping NAS Storage in Windows may take place either in the Command Line or through point-and-click interaction in the File Explorer.  Complete the steps below to map NAS Storage in Windows.

Connect to NAS Storage



To connect to the NAS through…

Then…

The Command Line

Enter the command below in the Command Line.  No further action is required to map the NAS.
 

    net use {drive letter}: \\Hostname\Username /u:username password

    Example:

        net use z: \\nas0X.service.softlayer.com\auser /u:auser apass
 

Windows File Explorer

Proceed to the next step.

  1. Determine if you wish to connect to NAS storage through the Command Line or through Windows File Explorer.


  2. Select Map Network Drive from the Tools menu for the Server.
  3. Select the desired Drive Letter from the Drive drop down list.
  4. Enter the path to the NAS in the Folder field in the following format:

        \\nas0X.service.softlayer.com\{NASusername}

  5. Select the Connect Using a Different User Name option and enter the following information:
    • Enter the NAS Username in the Username field.
    • Enter the NAS Password in the Password field.
  6. Select the Reconnect on Login check box to automatically reconnect to the NAS on login, if desired.
  7. Click the Finish button.