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    Question mark in dock for network folder

    I've set up our 10.6.8 clients to have a couple of shared network folders showing in their dock (next to the users home folder)

    All users have at least Read access to these folders, or Read/Write in some cases. The odd thing is when a user logs in the icons appear as question marks and stay like that until you click them once, then they eventually show up as a 'hard drive' icon, before finally showing as a 'folder' icon. You can't actually open the folder until it turns into the folder icon.

    I assume this is something to do with the way the mac is authenticating with the Windows server where the share is located - but is there a way I can improve this, or automate it so the user doesn't have to click the icon and wait?

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    Is the icon in question suppose to go to a new share? If so it needs to mounted under login items in workgroup manager. Otherwise the mount is done when the user clicks on the icon.

    Ross

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    No its an existing share that multiple users have access to.

    If it only mounts on first click then that sort of answers my question - I just thought I could automount it so its ready on login (like the users home folder is)

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    Yeah it can do that. You need to mount the share in question and then use workgroup manager preferences to add the share to the login items. You can have the share mounted with the logged in users username / Pass.

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    That worked a treat - thanks for that!

    Theres a slight delay but they connect automatically - just what I was after!

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    Just found this, lovely stuff!

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