Getting Access to Groupshare Folders


How can I get access to Group Share folders


Groupshare access (S: Drive) is controlled via an Mcommunity group that has the prefix "umd-share". The S: drive mapping is automatically applied when logging in, but permission to share folders needs to be done by a group owner. When someone is added as a member to a specific Mcommuity Group, they wait 15 minutes and open the S: drive mapping to see the folder. Thus, in almost all situations, there is no need to manually map the network drive.

To get access to a groupshare folder, you must be added to the Mcommunity Group as a member. Access to grroupshares is handled by someone (or multiple people)  in the department associated with the groupshare folder


Please choose from the following 2 scenarios:

1. If you are a Staff/Faculty member needing access to a groupshare.

Your department admin can add you as a member to the associated MCommunity groupshare Group. Please contact them first for assistance. Once you are added, please wait 15-20 minutes for access to replicate.

Note: On Windows Devices, the folder will appear after a reboot. If on a Mac, please see the following guide on mapping network drive on MacOS

2. If you are a dept admin needing to add someone to a Groupshare

  1. Log in to the MCommunity Directory and click My Groups
  2. Click the appropriate share group for which you want to add a member.
  3. Click Add Members in the membership section of the Group page.
  4. Type the uniqname of the member you want to add in the U-M Member field
  5. Click Save.

For additional information, check these categories in the Knowledge Base:

Mapping a Network Drive on a PC or Mac

Still Need assistance? See the following related services:

Request Access to Group Share

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Article ID: 144086
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