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I help a none-profit group with their small network. 10 Windows clients, 1 IMAC and 1 Linux server. After startup I can use the finder "Go->connect to sever" to get to the files on the samba server. I have been working with Unix, Linux, XP ---- for years but I have not used Macs for a while. The people I help in the office are not computer people so the steps involved in connecting to the SAMBA server using the GUI are difficult for them. They are artists not software people. On XP, I have just mapped a network drive, ...

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    Default How do I mount SAMBA shares at startup?

    I help a none-profit group with their small network. 10 Windows clients, 1
    IMAC and 1 Linux server. After startup I can use the finder "Go->connect
    to sever" to get to the files on the samba server. I have been working with
    Unix, Linux, XP ---- for years but I have not used Macs for a while. The
    people I help in the office are not computer people so the steps involved in
    connecting to the SAMBA server using the GUI are difficult for them. They
    are artists not software people. On XP, I have just mapped a network drive,
    which they double click on. Then all they have to do is enter their user
    name and password.



    Is there a way of doing the same thing on the IMAC. Since Mac now has a
    Unix OS at the core is there an init script to modify so that we try to
    connect as startup and can skip the GUI steps? I would be nice if there was
    and icon which they just click on just like the hard disk icon.


    sundog Guest

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    Default Re: How do I mount SAMBA shares at startup?

    Entity sundog spoke thus:
     
    Once you get it mounted you could make an alias to the folder and click on
    it, that has worked for me but not very reliably.

    Otherwise, Applescript can do the trick, if you're up to the challenge I can
    feed you a script that you can copy and paste.

    -- Gnarlie

    Gnarlodious Guest

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    Default Re: How do I mount SAMBA shares at startup?

    On Fri, 6 Feb 2004 17:03:51 -0700,
    sundog (net) wrote: 

    So what you basically want is that when the iMac starts up, the default
    user is prompted for a username and password to logon to the SMB share?

    This is pretty simple to do. If you're using 10.3.x, here is how you do
    it:
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&newwindow=1&c2coff=1&safe=off&selm=slrnbtam0b.1m f.bevakupf%40myhome.net>

    If you're using 10.2.x, the instructions are slightly different and
    described here:
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&newwindow=1&c2coff=1&safe=off&selm=slrnbtcil0.4k 9.bevakupf%40myhome.net>

    Bev
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