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Add Volumes for mount at login directly on OS X Server Mac OS X Server
Today I needed to use Workgroup Manager to add a Login Item that Mounts an afp Volume. Apple provides no instructions for doing this while logged in directly on the server; instead this task is done using Workgroup Manager on a client (see this Apple support document). I didn't have my MacBook with me at the time, nor did I want to install the Server Admin Tools on another machine just for this one task.

The solution is:
  1. Open Safari and enter the URL in the form of afp://IP-address-OR-Server-name/Share Point
  2. Drag the favicon (next to the URL) onto the Desktop.
  3. Drag the favicon into the System Preferences » Login » Items section of Workgroup Manager.
  4. Click Apply Now.
Note that you do not need to add %20 to any white space when typing the URL in Safari; this will automatically be added when you drag the Favicon to the Desktop. Also, the colon and forward slash in the Weblock's file name will be replaced with hyphens.

[robg adds: I couldn't get the above-linked Apple document to load, but I did find it in Google's cache.]
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Add Volumes for mount at login directly on OS X Server Mac
Authored by: cranfordio on Feb 25, '10 09:30:17AM

You could also mount the volume like normal using the Connect to Server command and add the mounted volume to the login items. I have been doing this since 10.2, probably could have been done in earlier versions I just never tried.



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Add Volumes for mount at login directly on OS X Server Mac
Authored by: Unsoluble on Feb 25, '10 01:58:16PM
You can't do that when you're actually on the server you want to connect to; it tells you to access the files locally instead. At least, this is most definitely the case on 10.5.8 Server -- am pretty sure it's the same on earlier versions too.

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Add Volumes for mount at login directly on OS X Server Mac
Authored by: agentx on Feb 25, '10 10:38:12AM

excellent very handy hint.



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