Automounting remote volumns

SMM

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I have no problem connecting and manually mounting shares on other Mac's, or Windows machines. However, I have to manually mount them after each boot. I have looked for an option to automatically mount them, but have not found it. Do I have to make an entry in vfstab or something similar? Thanks.
 

WildCowboy

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You should be able to automount them by adding the AFP addresses to your Login Items.
 

jsw

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WildCowboy said:
You should be able to automount them by adding the AFP addresses to your Login Items.
The simplest way to do so is to manually mount the drive, then open System Preferences...->Accounts->[your account]->Login items, then drag the disk icon from your desktop onto the Login Items list.

Cake.
 

SMM

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jsw - wild cowboy

Yes, that did the trick nicely! I do appreciate your taking time to help. I was looking in all the wrong places - still being de-windowized.
 

beatsme

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SMM said:
Yes, that did the trick nicely! I do appreciate your taking time to help. I was looking in all the wrong places - still being de-windowized.
makes you wonder why Windows doesn't work that way, doesn't it? :)
 

jsw

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beatsme said:
makes you wonder why Windows doesn't work that way, doesn't it? :)
Well, in all fairness, lots of "easy" OS X tricks are easy only once you know them and aren't particularly easy to figure out on your own.
 

beatsme

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jsw said:
Well, in all fairness, lots of "easy" OS X tricks are easy only once you know them and aren't particularly easy to figure out on your own.
that's true. Though I'm working toward my MCSE, so I'm spending a lot of time with Windows, and I'm just amazed at how unnecessarily complicated (and downright un-intuitive) it is.

here's a potential poll question:
how does Windows compare to OSX in terms of the "learning curve?" Is OSX easier or more difficult to figure out than XP?
 

jsw

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beatsme said:
here's a potential poll question:
how does Windows compare to OSX in terms of the "learning curve?" Is OSX easier or more difficult to figure out than XP?
My parents seem equally adept (or inept) at both, and so I'd guess that they're about equally easy (or hard) to learn - at least to get to the point of knowing what you need to know for day-to-day "normal" usage.