Automount shares to desktop

I am a network admin for a school district connecting 10.4 and 10.5 clients to a xserve running 10.6. Everything is working fine with user home directories. There is no other issues that we really have with the 10.6 server other than making network shares work.

I would like to make a share for the teachers to share files back and forth and have an icon always on either the desktop and/or dock. How would I go about doing this? I have tried making the share then putting an alias on the managed pref in workgroup manager.

This has to be easy to do with macs but I’m a windows xover admin my “net use” login script will not do me any good in this world.
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You can automatically mount your share every time you login to your Mac by adding it to your Login items. In System Preferences, Accounts, choose the "Login Items" tab and add the Volume to the list of apps that automatically start up.

Then, go into Finder's preferences Cmd + , and click on the General tab. The fourth option down under "show these items on the desktop" (connected servers) should work.

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aparsons98Author Commented:
ok i will try that on monday and though you some points if it works, thanks for the quick comment back!
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