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This question pertains to iBooks running OS/X 10.4.8.  Is there anyway to  automatically disconnect from a network drive when the Mac goes to sleep via closing the laptop?  I have student who don't always remember to "trash" network folders that point to their private files.  If it can't be configured on the client, is there a way to do this on the server?

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OS X Server is easily configured to disconnect idle users (but you should of course disable that for users who have files open).

Login and logout hooks are easy, not sure there's anything available for "on sleep"
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heteronymous,

any idea how the OS/X server determines an "idle" user?

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From the documentation: "An idle user is someone who is connected to the server but whose
connection has been inactive a predefined period of time. If a client is idle or asleep for longer than the specified idle time, open files are closed, they are disconnected, and any unsaved work is lost."

Again, note that in the settings for AFP in Server Admin, you can specify that the server *not* close connections for users who do still have a file open on (that resides on an AFP sharepoint).

These settings can be controlled via the server tool(s) provided, in this case, Server Admin.
Are you not using the vendor-provided server admin tools ?

A critical place to start will be the documentation, which is on the installer media that came with the server or OS X Server software.
It's also available here:
http://www.apple.com/server/documentation/

For file services, namely:
http://images.apple.com/server/pdfs/File_Services_v10.4.pdf
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