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create a shared folder on OSX server

We have a bunch of mac laptops and a server running OS x 10.5.  We would like to create a company shared file with permissions for two groups on this server and make ti easy to access by our users.  On the windows side there are mapped drives to make accessing shared folders easy.  Is there something similar in OSX that we can us to facilitate this shared drive?
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aparsons98Commented:
You can connect to the server and save your username and password in the keychain then just create a alias of the server's share. this will reconnect you to the share when you double click the alias.

just click "Go" then Connect to server
type in afp:// then the ip address of the server
enter username and pass click remember
then make the alias of the connection you have in finder

Let me know if you need more help.
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Mac2010Commented:
If you select in the Finder the mounted network drive, you can drag it to the Dock (bottom of screen); to the right section, and it will make an alias there. From there it is very easy to connect to the network drive from there.

If your Mac network is all Open Directory, you may consider creating an 'auto mount' network drive.
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roylongCommented:
the above have answered connecting the share once created, do you also need assistance creating the share to start with?
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ccarmichael7Author Commented:
Yes Please.  I am fairly new to the server side.  I'm sure I can figure it out, but an answer on how to create would be helpful!

Sorry to lag on the repsonse.  I will be onsite creating this share tomorrow.  S I will respond quicker moving forward.
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aparsons98Commented:
go to the folder you want to share right click on it and go to get info. Under sharing tick the box share.

to add more permissions to the share then the the simple 3 at the bottom of get info screen you will need to go into server admin then click shares at the top then add premissions from there by clicking the plus sign at the bottom.

Remember to create network users only if its only set up as a file server. you can do that by going into system pref and accounts.
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aparsons98Commented:
This should help if you need more info

http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=437093
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roylongCommented:
You should be able to do this from the server admin tools and the workgroup manager for the OS X server. You should not need to do anything directly on the file system of the server. You can install the admin and workgroup tools on a mac desktop or do this directly on the tools installed on the server.

I am on the road at the moment but will try to post a walkthrough.  The server admin guide from Apple's web site (support) details the necessary steps.
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ccarmichael7Author Commented:
Please do!
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roylongCommented:
I will be able to work on that tomorrow..

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Mac2010Commented:
Creating the shared folder should be about the same as the steps I posted in this thread http://www.experts-exchange.com/Apple/Operating_Systems/Q_26359177.html
(scroll down for screen shots).

The Server Admin Tools you can download from this link:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1071
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roylongCommented:
@ccarmichael7
as stated above, @Mac2010 has provided a nice walkthrough on this already at the link.

Try this and feedback to us if you get further problems.

@Mac2010 - you just gave me half an hour :)
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ccarmichael7Author Commented:
Thanks Guys that is straightforward from all of you.
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