Remote Access to CVM-AD

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Vista Business or higher and Macintosh OS X can remotely connect to CVM-AD file servers.

Connecting to the UIUC network

In order to remotely access CVM network shares one must be connected to the UIUC network. You may connect to the UIUC network using the CITES VPN client:

    Run the CITES VPN (Virtual Private Network) client while connected to the internet through a 3rd party Internet Service Provider (ISP). Visit for instructions on installing and running the VPN client.

Windows Users

    1. Start the CITES VPN client
    2. Click on the Start menu and select Run. In the Run box, type \\serverName\ShareName.
    - For example \\\Utilities

    3. You are then prompted to input your CVM-AD username and password.
    - Enter your username as CVM-AD\NetID and your cvm-ad password (used to access the computers at Vet Med)

    4. Click the OK button
    5. If you want to assign a drive letter (e.g., T:) to your mounted share:
    - Right-click on the Network Neighborhood (or My Network Place) icon and select Map Network Drive.
    - Choose your desired drive letter in the Drive box
    - Enter \\serverName\ShareName
    - Select "Connect using a different username"
    - Enter CVM-AD\NetID as username and your CVM-AD password

Macintosh OS X Users

    - Start the VPN client
    - Select Go from the Finder menu and choose Connect to Server

    - Enter smb://ServerName/ShareName (for example, smb:// )

    - Older OS X clients will see a logon screen with three fields.
    o For Workgroup/Domain enter CVM-AD.
    o Enter you CVM-AD username and password in the other two fields.

    - Mac OS 10.5 client will see the following image:

    Enter username as cvm-ad\netid and your cvm-ad password

More Helpful Information

List of available CVM file server names are:

Macintosh OS X can connect to smb://ServerName/ShareName but not to smb://ServerName/ShareName/DirectoryName. Home Directories are directories under a Share. If you want to remotely connect to your Home Directory from Mac OS X, please send email to so we can specifically share your Home Directory.

If you have a personal firewall running on your home station you will have to modify your settings so that the connection is not refused.

Click here or see attached file for a printable version of CVM-AD remote access instructions.

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