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Office of Information Technology

Signing Into a Campus Computer

AU uses Microsoft Active Directory for file and print sharing. University-owned Windows computers are in the AU Active Directory domain, so you will be prompted to log into your AU account when you turn on a computer. In order to access your network drives and printers, you must log in to AU domain successfully.

Personal computers owned by students, faculty, and staff generally do not have access to AU network drives. If you need assistance connecting to AU network drives, please contact the AU Help Desk.


Logging into a Campus Computer

  1. Connect to either AU's wired or wireless network.
  2. Log in to the computer when prompted, using the same USER NAME and PASSWORD that you use to access the Web portal. Then, press ENTER


Please contact the IT Help Desk at 202-885-2550,, or AskAmericanUHelp for assistance.