+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11
Mac Thread, All Users Alias in Technical; Morning all, I've a little question, which I'm sure won't be too difficult to solve. As you may be aware ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    489
    Thank Post
    30
    Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    19

    All Users Alias

    Morning all,

    I've a little question, which I'm sure won't be too difficult to solve. As you may be aware I'm relatively new to the OS X environment. I'm currently building our second image of our iMac's.

    I would like an Alias that connects to a Network Drive Share on all users desktops that login on the iMac's. Is this possible? How do I do it?

    Thanks for your time!

  2. #2
    gaz350's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rutland, east.leicestershire :P
    Posts
    579
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 49 Times in 41 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    Paul how are your macs setup ie Directory Services?
    do they pull workgroup prefs down from a mac server?

    if so, you can use workgroup manager to add an alias to the dock.
    (happy to tell u how if needed)
    Last edited by gaz350; 6th February 2008 at 01:36 PM.

  3. #3

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,995
    Thank Post
    3,539
    Thanked 1,110 Times in 1,016 Posts
    Rep Power
    374

    one way of doing it...

    mount the drive by using the go --> connect to and or how you normally connect to your shared drive.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106471

    Above article should help if you are having issues.

    Once you have the share mounted on the desktop do a ctrl and click ( right click ) on the share and click on

    create alias

    that will create an alias on the desktop so you can double click on that to re mount it.

    If you want it to logon then you can ( whilst logged in as the user do the same ) and then open system prefs --> accounts --> there should be a login tab or section where you can drag and drop either the share or the alias of the share.

    This should then mount the share each time that one user logs in.

    Not sure if this is the best way as I know there are other ways ( would be good to see torledo and the likes posting to see how they would do this )

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    489
    Thank Post
    30
    Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    @gaz350 - Yep they're pulling down prefs from workgroup manager I believe - I'll check this. Thanks!

    @gecko - I have it working for my administration account, likewise for everyone I have shown how to create an Alias for. I would like this automated for everyone, due to endless requests!

    Thanks guys! I didn't think I had any replies, forget to sign up to the thread I think! :P

    Quote Originally Posted by gaz350 View Post
    Paul how are your macs setup ie Directory Services?
    do they pull workgroup prefs down from a mac server?

    if so, you can use workgroup manager to add an alias to the dock.
    (happy to tell u how if needed)
    I've checked it out, now I notice that there is the user account of the admin in the workgroup manager. That's it, I take this is because all other users are authenticated via AD.

    How would I manage the dock of all these users?

    My understanding is I change the preferences on the 'Guest Computers'. Is this correct?
    Last edited by plock; 7th February 2008 at 03:05 PM.

  5. #5
    gaz350's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rutland, east.leicestershire :P
    Posts
    579
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 49 Times in 41 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    is there any groups with AD Groups or Users in them?
    this si what you need to manage in your setup as you cant actually manage AD Users on a per user basis

    something like the 1st image
    and then you can see how i setup the dock options in the 2nd image.

    Reason we dont use the tick box for Add Group Folder is that we found it used to hang the clients at login so manually added them.
    Applications folder is actually a folder with a bunch of Aliases in to provide a clean apps folder.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by gaz350; 8th February 2008 at 12:33 PM. Reason: added more info

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    489
    Thank Post
    30
    Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    Interestingly there are no groups, nor AD users. Only admin_mac which is our Mac Administration account.

    They're authenticating against AD though?

  7. #7
    DMcCoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Posts
    3,491
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 502 Times in 442 Posts
    Rep Power
    114
    Quote Originally Posted by plock View Post
    Interestingly there are no groups, nor AD users. Only admin_mac which is our Mac Administration account.

    They're authenticating against AD though?
    Yes, but to manage some of the preferences you need to add them to a mac group as you can't manage the user level preferences without extending AD.

    You need to create a new group in workgroup manager (give it a similar name to your AD one but it can't be the same). Then you can simply add the AD group to this. This then means you can manage preferences for AD groups when they login to OS X, such as adding their home folder to the dock.

  8. Thanks to DMcCoy from:

    plock (8th February 2008)

  9. #8
    gaz350's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rutland, east.leicestershire :P
    Posts
    579
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 49 Times in 41 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    is AD also setup on the mac server?
    if not then you'll need to be using Workgroup manager on a client that has access to both AD + OD to setup the Managed Groups

  10. Thanks to gaz350 from:

    plock (8th February 2008)

  11. #9

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    489
    Thank Post
    30
    Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    Thanks guys!

    Looks like the folk before me have done half a job here obviously. Do you have any documents on setting up/ensuring the Mac server is setup with AD?

    When trying to add an AD group in Workgroup Manager it finds nothing under ActiveDirectory/AllDomains.

  12. #10
    gaz350's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rutland, east.leicestershire :P
    Posts
    579
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 49 Times in 41 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    although this is for 10.5 i dont think its changed much. there used to also be a guide some where talking about how user/group/computer prefs override each other not sure if its in this manual or not, but worth a read.

    http://images.apple.com/server/macos..._v10.5.mnl.pdf

    to answer your last post:
    If its not setup to see AD its not a problem
    my OD Master isn't setup to see AD

    just run Workgroup manager from a client that sits on both OD + AD

  13. Thanks to gaz350 from:

    plock (8th February 2008)

  14. #11

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    489
    Thank Post
    30
    Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    @gaz350 - you're a legend!

    Thanks everyone... I'll give this ago. I'll keep you posted.

    Ok - I have installed Server Tools onto my 'admin client'. Open WGM, select the globe, and select Other, Active Directory and then All Domains.

    I then receive the following error:

    "Got unexpected error"

    "Error of type eDSCannotAccessSession (- 14006) on line 3181 of /SourceCache/ServerManagerApp/ServerManagerApp-230.2.51/PMMUGMainView.mm"

    When I've managed to get /Active Directory/All Domains it says "Not authenticated". When selecting the pad lock and entering AD domain credentials it fails authentication, along with all other AD and Mac OS X Server account credentials.

    Have you seen this before?
    Last edited by plock; 11th February 2008 at 11:47 AM.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Xfire Group/messenger - Add your alias here
    By ZeroHour in forum Gaming
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 20th March 2010, 03:55 PM
  2. FAO: ELGG users and Moodle Users
    By thegrassisgreener in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 3rd July 2009, 08:12 PM
  3. OWA Alias Matching
    By apeo in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17th December 2007, 04:37 PM
  4. Getting HTTP traffic from a IP alias (i think)
    By tarquel in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 14th November 2005, 08:31 PM
  5. New users
    By Dos_Box in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 3rd July 2005, 10:44 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •