auto mount user's network drive

Hey, so we have a server running Windows Server 2003 setup with Active Directory login. The Macs can login to the server using the AD login, but with all of the users on the Windows XP computers, the My Documents folder gets mounted to the users H: drive on the network. A script gets run whenever the user logs in and this script mounts the network drive to the my docs folder so when the user saves a file, it gets saved to their network drive instead of the local drive. Can this script be imitated on the Mac pc’s? OS X v10.4.2

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it could - but why not just mount the drive manually - then make an alias to the specified network folder on the desktop of the mac in question? That’s the easy way - but if you have many computers you could have a script something like this: (define your own varibles as needed)

mount volume theServerAddress as user name username with password userPassword

well mounting it etc. sounds like what i want to do, the only problem is i dont know the username and password of the user logging on. so how would i send credentials that i’m unaware of? thanks for the help

hi will,

i think you should use AD to leverage this. there are a lot of postings on the web that can help, here are some:"os+x"+"active+directory"&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

in particular, this one looks good:

there may be some scripting involved at some point, but what you are looking for seems to be built in…


very good. now what about user permissions? such as regular users should not have access to the terminal or they shouldn’t be able to access most items in the system preferences…i know you can set such permissions on local accounts rather easily as there is a student account which gets auto logged into so we can control things until the permissions are setup for the active directory users. but it doesn’t seem like you’d be able to deny access to such things as the terminal through the win server 03…? :smiley: thanks for the help