How to Map MESA to Windows

Mason's VPN allows you to connect to Mason networks as if you were on campus, making access to restricted services possible. To connect to the MESA drive from your Windows computer, you will need to use the Cisco AnyConnect client.

Note: Instructions are for the Windows 8/10 operating system.

Step 1

Connect to the Cisco VPN.

Step 2

Click Start to launch File Explorer. Click File ExplorerThis PC.

Step 3

Click on the Computer tab.

Step 4

Click Map network drive.

map network drive

Step 5

Choose drive letter M:

m drive

Step 6

For the folder, put \\mesa2.mesa.gmu.edu\NetID (Where NetID is your NetID).

Step 7

Make sure both Reconnect at sign-in and Connect using different credentials are checked.

MESA mapping options

Step 8

Click Finish.

Step 9

Enter the following information:

  • Username: NetID@mesa.gmu.edu (Where NetID is your NetID)
  • Password: Your Patriot Pass Password

mesa log in

Step 10

Click OK to connect to the MESA drive.

Disconnect from the MESA Drive

Step 1

Open File Explorer.

Step 2

Right-click on your M: drive.

m drive

Step 3

Click Disconnect.

mesa disconnect