Remote Access

Option 1:  REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION
On any PC or MAC computer using one of the following Web Browser
Firefox 7 /Chrome 14/Internet Explorer 9/Safari 5/Opera 10  or higher
    1. Open your preferred web browser.
    2. Type into your address bar: https://met-vlabs.bu.edu
    3. Click on MET-REMOTE server icon
    4. Enter your BU login name and password
    5. Press the “Log in” button
You have to use VPN client to connect to any MET/BU servers remotely
Go to http://vpn.bu.edu and download and install the client
Once the VPN connection established, follow the instructions below
Option 2:  MAP SHARED DRIVES
PC
Map your “home” directory:
Right click on My Computer and select Map Network Drive option
In the Drive option select H:
In the Folder option type:  \\MET-SERVER.BU.EDU\HOME$\YOURBULOGINNAME
Make sure Reconnect at logon is checked and click Finish.
Map your departmental share:
Right click on My Computer and select Map Network Drive option
In the Drive option select K:
In the Folder option type:  \\MET-SERVER.BU.EDU\DATA$
Make sure Reconnect at logon is checked and click Finish.
Map your “storage” directory:
Right click on My Computer and select Map Network Drive option
In the Drive option select I:
In the Folder option type:  \\MET-SERVER.BU.EDU\STORAGE$
Make sure Reconnect at logon is checked and click Finish.
MAC
From the Finder, hit Command+K
Enter the path to the network drive you want to map, ie:
smb://met-server.bu.edu/home$/yourname or
smb://met-server.bu.edu/data$
and click ‘Connect’
Enter your login credentials and click “OK”
The drive is now mounted
If you’d like to map for system reboot persistence:
Go to System Preferences, from the Apple menu
Click on ‘Accounts’ or ‘Users and Groups’
Click on “Login Items”
Click on the + button to add another login item
Locate the network drive you previously mounted and click “Add”
Exit out of System Preferences
Your network drive will now be mapped and automatically remounted when you reboot your Mac. However, if you work off-campus, you need to connect to BU network via http://VPN.BU.EDU first.