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    Apple Sidebar

    Hi there,

    We have just had an apple network commisioned and integrated with our novell network. When a user logs in they receieve their home share and access to the shared media drive which mounts to the desktop using their username and password.

    If I load finder, underneath "places" there are various different locations, one being the users home folder.

    We would like to add the shared media drive to the list of "places" now I know I can drag this across to the sidebar within finder but I was wondering if there is anyway to automate this process for users when they login? I have looked in workgroup manager but couldn't find anything.

    Has anyone managed to do this?

    Cheers

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    I tend to use the Dock instead. When doing stuff like this Stacks is quite a good solution. The only other way of doing this is to create a default template profile and use this for each user.

    Stacks also works better in 10.6.

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    What method have you used to integrate into Novell , something like Prosoft Netware as this will determine you options.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomH View Post
    What method have you used to integrate into Novell , something like Prosoft Netware as this will determine you options.

    Tom
    Hi,

    We have used Kanaka to integrate with Novell.

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    Its been a while since i have used Kanaka i would say the options are :

    Include com.apple.sidebarlists with the appropriate link in the default home folder template folder, if Kanaka builds the home folder from this location then this will work for all new user home folders.

    Or use managed preferences with a local or open directory to apply the com.apple.sidebarlists to the client enforceing the setting upon users.

    Tom

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    As far as I know you can't enforce the sidebar using WGM. I tried once and tried always, and often but it never took affect. Unless you know how to do it. If so please tell as I would love to know

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    Nick - this is the MAC section...

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    I think he may have stumbled across us in the dark whilst trying to sway us back over to the light side

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickpatel View Post
    Hello,
    It is nice to have windows side bar gadget on your desktop. It will bring you most of the information to your desktop. This option is available from Windows vista. Same option is carried out to Windows 7 also. In windows 7 this option is disabled. To activate this option you have to right click on the desktop and click on the Gadgets. This facility is available only when you are enabled UAC in your Windows 7.

    What will happen, if you disabled the UAC control in windows? It will just disable the sidebar gadgets option. Then how to enable this option? There are so many ways to enable it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post
    I think he may have stumbled across us in the dark whilst trying to sway us back over to the light side
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomH View Post
    Its been a while since i have used Kanaka i would say the options are :

    Include com.apple.sidebarlists with the appropriate link in the default home folder template folder, if Kanaka builds the home folder from this location then this will work for all new user home folders.

    Or use managed preferences with a local or open directory to apply the com.apple.sidebarlists to the client enforceing the setting upon users.

    Tom
    This worked for me, thanks very much!

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    No problem, glad it worked !

    Anyone working with live home folders can use a script to replace everyones plist with the required on as a fix until apple sort out the MCX varient of this.



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