Connecting to AFS on Windows

Last Reviewed 2021-10-01


To access the CS.UNC.EDU AFS space from a department Windows 10 PC, perform the following steps:


1) AFS requires you to have a token. In most cases, tokens are obtained by typing a password. On Windows, this can be done with the Network Identity Manager application. To get started, click the Windows button and search for "Network Identity Manager"



2) With the Network Identity Manager application open, confirm your user account is listed as user@CS.UNC.EDU. You will then need to right-click your user account and select "Obtain new credentials ..." 



3) You will be prompted to enter your CS password. Once correctly entered, the Network Identity Manager will report that you now have AFS tokens.



4) Finally, you can browse to \\afs\ from the Windows Explorer