How to Set Windows AD Password & Connect To Shared Drive

1. Set New Password

The temporary one-time password for your new account will be in the following form:


where the 12345678 is the middle 8 digits of your Penn ID number.

  1. Open your browser to:
  2. Log in with your user name (your user name is the same as your pennkey) and the temporary password mentioned above.
  3. You will be asked to change your password. Note: Your password cannot match your Pennkey. It must be 8 to 15 characters and include a letter, number and special character.

2. How To Connect to the Shared Drive

Note: You must be on a wired campus computer to connect to the shared drive.

Click on the desktop of your Mac computer (Finder) and click on the top menu bar: Go -> Connect To Server

To connect to the CPCW shared drive, enter:

To connect to the KWH shared drive, enter:

Use your Windows AD account credentials (the account above in Step 1) to log in.

Create a SAS Windows AD Account

Windows AD accounts are used for accessing SAS shared drives, Filemaker Pro & personal ‘U’ Drives.


Click this link to request a Windows AD Account (Note you will need your pennkey and penncard ID number):


Form Instructions / Clarifications

1. Full Name – Your name

2. Full Email Address – Your Penn e-mail address

3. Pennkey Username – Your PennKey username

4. PennCard ID # – the middle 8 digits of your id number – can be found on your penncard.

5. Status – your role (Work Study Students – please select “other students*” and specify “Work Study.”

6. Department – department you will be using this account with. (ie: CPCW or KWH).

7. Daytime Phone – a number you can be reached at, if necessary.

8. Reason(s) for Account Request – If a new employee, select “I am a new employee and require the account to get started in my position.”

9. Home directories – For non-faculty use only: provide explanation if necessary.

10. Use with a Mac – if logging in to a Mac, select yes.

11. Supervisor Approval – fill in “Chris Martin –”

12. SAS Local Support Provider – fill in Chris Martin –”

13. Additional comments – only if necessary


When your account is ready, you will be contacted via Secure Share email with a password to access your account.

Please note, account requests will take 1-2 business days to process.


Note that if you need to access these services from off-campus or over wifi, you will also need a Forticlient VPN account and connection.

For help with Filemaker Pro, check out the Filemaker Pro 17 Configuration Guide.

If you’ve forgotten a password for your AD account, contact Chris.