Possible to mount network drive on connection to network?

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  1. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    I'm trying to figure out a way that when my boss opens her computer in the office (usually from sleep), as soon as it connects to our office network (and no other), it mounts a network drive (which Time Machine backs up to). Is this possible? Not sure if it would be an Automator script, or an Apple Script, or maybe something else?
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Well did you add the connected server share to her Login items yet? On my Macs all share (Time Machine share also) mount after sleep with no problem, as long as the network share is powered on and sharing.
     
  3. Dimwhit thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The problem is that I don't want her machine to try to mount the shared drive when she starts it at home or elsewhere off the network. I only want it to happen when she starts up (or wakes from sleep) and connects to our office wireless network.
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    It should work as long as the Mac is on the domain in the office.

    I am starting to think that she should use the free Airport Location.
     
  5. Menge macrumors 6502a

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  6. Dimwhit thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    Thanks! I'll take a look at these apps and see if one will work.
     

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