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Posted on 1998-07-06
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  When connecting to a network share, users are given the option to reconnect to the share at startup.  My question is, how do you get rid of this behaviour?  We have some Macs which will reconnect to a share everytime they boot up - we disconnect the share by putting it in the trash, but it will still connect at next boot.  Some Macs try to connect to shares which no longer exist, so they interrupt loading to ask for a correct password or username for a share that doesn't even exist.  Even if the connect is cancelled, the Mac will try to connect it AGAIN at next boot.

  How do you get the Mac to stop trying to connect to the shares?!?

[Macs in question run MacOS 7.5, 8.0 - this behaviour occurs in 68040 and PPC Apple Macintoshes]
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by:CoolQ
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You should be able to use the Choooser to log in to the server and when it asks which AppleShare volumes to mount, un-check the checkboxes on the right. When you chack one of the boxes, your computer will connect to the AppleShare volume on startup. To connect for 1 session only, select (hilite) the desired volumes, using shift to select more than one.
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by:asmcmrr
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The only part remaining is how to not connect to shares on servers which no longer exist.  Say I connect to share "TestShare" on server "MyServer" and now "MyServer" has been sold to an employee and is gone.  I cannot use my Chooser to select the share and then not reconnect to it.  How do I not continuously attempt to connect to this share at startup?  I will never be able to connect to it because it isn't there.

  Thanks for the information to date.

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rickyr earned 200 total points
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Hi...
Search for "AppleShare Prep" and trash it, a new one will be generated on boot.
regards
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by:asmcmrr
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Thanks to both of you :)
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