better windows remote desktop app and windows share alias

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DaMan05, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. DaMan05, Jul 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

    DaMan05 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    I just got my first Mac (13" Pro) and have been searching and learning the ins and outs. However, two things I can't seem to find good answers to:

    1) I remote desktop (default Windows remote desktop, nothing 3rd party) a lot to my closet computer: is there a better remote desktop app than Microsoft's? I want something that can auto log me in, change resolution?
    EDIT: found my answer hehe. you can go file -> edit a connection to change the above things.

    2) I can't seem to figure out how to create a shortcut/alias to a network share on either my desktop or Dock. I mean the actual Windows network share, not a folder within the share. I'm not really looking to auto mount the share, just have a shortcut to it. Dragging doesn't work, nor can I right click and create an alias

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    1) CoRD
    2) Dunno only used automount via Login items.
     
  3. DaMan05 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that. And I think an auto-mount would work for me. If I set network mounts to show up on my desktop on connect, an auto-mount would effectively create a shortcut on my desktop every time the share is mounted.

    How do I go about doing this? And what happens if I'm not at home? Do I get an ugly error message?
     

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