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How do I rename a mounted smb/cifs share on os x?

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I have a mac running os x and I need to mount two windows fileservers.  When I mount them via command-K  smb://server1/prod
smb://server2/prod

they show up as same icon(prod) in the sidebar and I have no way of distinguishing(SP) between the two.  I've tried mounting 1 directory deeper(prod/proj) but the icon still shows up as the root folder (prod).

I've thought about using custom icons but these disappear when I dismount the server.  Also looked into a utility called smb manager 1.5 but this didn't help.  

How do I rename a mounted smb/cifs share?
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Eoin OSullivan earned 125 total points
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The very simplest method is to rename the shares at source i.e. on the Windows PCs.

If this is not feasible then you can create dynamic links via SharePoints Automounter (http://www.hornware.com/sharepointsautomounter/)

Once you create the share .. it is added to the NetInfo database (you'll have to restart for it to appear) and will be located under Network/Servers
You can give each share a unique name
If the shares require username/password logon then you have to tweak the entries in NetInfo Manager.

Creating AutoMounts is described here ..
http://www.bombich.com/mactips/automount.html
The small tweak for SMB share automounts is here ..
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031022164821984


So in order to tweak the AutoMount settings created by SharePoints AutoMounter .. open  NetInfo Manager and you'll see the entries under the mounts heading .. edit the line as follows
url==smb://username:password@servername/sharepoint

Restart the Mac and when you Open the Network/Server you should see the 2 shares with whatever names you assigned them.

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