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Automount network drives at login Network
This is a bonus tip based on the recently posted Mount server volumes using location files, but it is so useful I thought it deserved its own tip.

Once you have created a Location File using the method explained in said tip, add that file to your Login Items on the Login system preference pane. Next time you boot or login, the referenced network drive will be automaticly mounted.

Best of all, this method works with servers that don't allow passwords to be saved to the keychain.
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Authored by: designr on Mar 24, '02 11:42:16PM
I'm behind a firewall and so rarely assign passwords to internal machines. My AFP usernames have no passwords but all do have spaces in them.

A "%20" is needed to represent a space, ie:


This will work to mount the server(s) manually. However, auto login will only work if a password is assigned, thus:


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Authored by: Nikodemus on Jun 12, '02 04:12:59PM

I followed Designr's suggestion and used the following to try to manually mount a volume on a local machine with TCP/IP enabled:


I was able to get the volume to mount but was still bothered by the "Connect to file server" dialogue box which asks me for a password. Like Designr, we're behind a Firewall so I don't use any passwords for the local machines; just user names, which all contain spaces. I even tried substituting <> for the physical IP address, but was still asked to enter a password.

Has anyone figured out how to get volumes which do not require the password field to mount, either manually or at login?

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Authored by: NewBlackDak on Sep 11, '02 10:56:13PM

To make our lives easier, we just give the users a password that's the same as their username. Made things tons better. Setup a keychain, do a little script to mount the servers, and viola mounting at logon.

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