Chan Faculty/Staff Resources
Using Cisco AnyConnect VPN
To access the Division’s remote drives (S:, U:, and R:/LawMatt) from outside of USC, you need to first run the Cisco AnyConnect VPN program to create a secure connection between your computer and USC. If you don’t have Cisco AnyConnect VPN on your computer, follow the instructions for downloading and installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN.
If you are at USC, using either the local network, or USC Secure Wireless (not USC Guest Wireless), you don’t need to run Cisco AnyConnect VPN to access the Division’s remote drives.
Connecting to Remote Drives (S:, U:, and R:/LawMatt) from Windows
To access the Division’s remote drives (S:, U:, and R:/LawMatt) from your Windows PC:
- If you are outside of USC, run Cisco AnyConnect VPN to create a secure connection between your computer and USC. (If you are at USC, you can skip this step.)
- Open File Explorer.
- click on This PC in the menu to the left, and then on Map network drive at the top of the window;
- right-click on This PC and then click Map network drive… in the pop-up menu that appears.
The Map Network Drive window will open.
To map the S: drive, choose S: using the Drive: drop-down menu, and enter \\osot.usc.edu\Shares\OSOT in the Folder: box. Check Connect using different credentials, then click Finish.
When prompted for network credentials, use your Chan account username and password, preceding your username with OSOT\. Click OK to finish.
To map the U: drive, repeat steps 3 to 5, choosing U: from the Drive: drop-down menu, and entering \\osot.usc.edu\Shares\Users\username in the Folder: box, where username is your Chan account username.
To map the R:/LawMatt drive, repeat steps 3 to 5, choosing R: from the Drive: drop-down menu, and entering \\fs1.osot.usc.edu\lawmatt$ in the Folder: box.