Connecting to NSS Share via SMB3


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Connecting to NSS share

To connect to NSS Share via SMB3, you must have received the following connection information from DIT Storage Service Staff: 

Details on your share are below:

Server:  cifs.isip01.nas.umd.edu

Share Name: TestShare

Description: DEPARTMENT,KFS_Number,shareadmin1@umd.edu,shareadmin2@umd.edu

 

Account

Account Type

Run as Root

Permission Type

Permission

AD\groupname

group

False

allow

full

 

Total: 1

Quota Hard Threshold : 64.000G

Snapshot Schedule: Every 1 days at 04:00

Backup Schedule: Not Requested

Replication Schedule: Every 8 hours from 00:00 to 23:59

 
It is assumed that users will be in the mapping permissions list as a user or as a member of a group that has 'change', 'readonly' or 'full' permissions.

This article is also targeted to NSS technical share administrators, but can be referenced by share users. Only share administrators are authorized to request changes to storage account settings, such as mapping permissions, and snapshot and replication configuration.

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Windows hosts

Instructions for accessing your share on Windows 10, 11, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022 manually

  1. Right-Click on the Windows icon on lower left corner. Click File Explorer.

  2. Right click on This PC. Click Map Network Drive.

    Windows Explorer with 'Map network drive' highlighted in the right-click menu

  3. In the Map Network Drive dialog select the following:

    Configured Map Network Drive dialog.


    1. Drive: Any available drive letter.
    2. Folder:  \\<servername>\<sharename> where <sharename> is the provided sharename.
      • Optionally select Reconnect at Logon.
      • Optionally select Connect using different credentials, especially if you are not logged into ad.umd.edu domain.
  4. Click Finish.
  5. If permission is denied as current user or you selected "Connect using different credentials", you will be asked for your university credentials.

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Using group policy objects to map shares on Windows 10, 11, Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019, and 2022

As a share administrator, you may also have Organizational Unit (OU) administrative rights to manage objects in campus AD.  If this is the case, consider using Group Policy Objects (GPO) applied to a target OU.

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Confirming SMB protocol security settings for Windows 10, 11, Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019, and 2022

If you need to confirm that your connection to the NSS share is encrypted in-flight, follow this procedure:

  1. Log in to the host connecting to the NSS share. Connect to the NSS share using one of the methods above.
  2. Launch Powershell.exe as an administrator.
  3. Run the following command:

    Get-SmbConnection | Select-Object -Property *


    and review the output to make sure Dialect is 3.1.1 and Encrypted is True :

     

    SmbInstance           : Default

    ContinuouslyAvailable : False

    Credential            : AD\user

    Dialect               : 3.1.1

    Encrypted             : True

    NumOpens              : 1

    Redirected            : False

    ServerName            : 10.101.130.250

    ShareName             : testsmb

    Signed                : False

    UserName              : AD\user

    PSComputerName        :

    CimClass              : ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/SMB:MSFT_SmbConnection

    CimInstanceProperties : {ContinuouslyAvailable, Credential, Dialect, Encrypted...}

    CimSystemProperties   : Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimSystemProperties

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Mac hosts

Instructions for accessing your share on macOS manually

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Press Command-K and a Connect to Server window pops-up.

    Mac Connect to Server window.

  3. In the address bar, type in the share address: smb://<servername>/<sharename>.>
  4. Optionally, click the + button to add as a favorite server.
  5. Click Connect and the system will attempt to connect to the share.
  6. If prompted, enter your university credentials. This is required if you do not have valid AD credentials from the current host.

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Using Jamf Pro services to map shares to manage multiple mac hosts

As a share administrator, if your workflows require that numerous Mac hosts connect to a share, consider using UMD Jamf Pro Services to help manage share mappings on multiple Mac hosts.

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Confirming SMB protocol security settings for macOS

To confirm SMB protocol security settings for a share, use the following procedure.

  1. Ensure you are connected to the share in question.
  2. Open Terminal, by searching for it in Spotlight.

    Open Terminal

  3. At the terminal prompt, type in the following command:

    Downloads user$ smbutil  statshares -a


    and review the output to make sure SMB_VERSION is SMB_3.02 and ENCRYPTION_SUPPORTED is TRUE.

    SHARE

    ATTRIBUTE TYPE

    VALUE

    testshare

    SERVER_NAME

    cifs.isip01.nas.umd.edu

    USER_ID

    1346562590

    SMB_NEGOTIATE

    SMBV_NEG_SMB3_ENABLED

    SMB_VERSION

    SMB_3.02

    SMB_SHARE_TYPE

    DISK

    SIGNING_SUPPORTED

    TRUE

    EXTENDED_SECURITY_SUPPORTED

    TRUE

    LARGE_FILE_SUPPORTED

    TRUE

    FILE_IDS_SUPPORTED

    TRUE

    FILE_LEASING_SUPPORTED

    TRUE

    MULTI_CREDIT_SUPPORTED

    TRUE

    PERSISTENT_HANDLES_SUPPORTED

    TRUE

    ENCRYPTION_SUPPORTED

    TRUE

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Chromebook hosts

Pre-requisite:

You must Connect to GlobalProtect Virtual Private Network first.

Instructions for accessing your share on ChromeOS 71 or above

  1. Install the app/extension Network File Share for Chrome OS from Chrome Web Store.
  2. After installation, click on the Menu icon and launch the Network File Share app.
  3. In the Share Path field, type in the SMB share address.
  4. Under the Username field, please enter the domain and then the user id (for instance, AD\testuser).
  5. Click on Mount after entering the password.

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           7. Your network share will now show up on the left side of your Files app.

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Additional notes

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