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Mac OS 10.4 - Mapped Drive Issue

Posted on 2011-03-21
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We have a new client who has started to use one of their macs again.

They need the mac to connect to two shares from an SBS 2008 server:

* Design
* Publishing

The mac currently has a shortcut / drive mapping on the desktop for both but only the shortcut to the Publishing drive works.
When the user opens the Design drive the window opens but there appears to be no content.  When you access this drive from another machine it displays the content of the drive.

Has anyone got any ideas?

Im not overly familiar with OSx so more detail in responses would be appreciated.
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What is the command used to connect to the server?

If the user is not seeing any files,what are the permissions of the user that connected from the Mac to the server?
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by:NM-Support
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Hi nappy_d,

There wasnt a connection in listed in Finder -> Go -> Connect to server so i Ejected / Unmounted the drive and entered: smb://servername/share

It created the shortcut on the desktop but the same issue occurred

I then went back after having a good look round the internet and found some more commands and settled with:

smb://username:password@servername/share

This worked! :)

There is another share that is mounted (with shortcut on desktop).  This one also does not display in the Finder -> Go -> Connect to server List.  Is there anywhere else that these might have been added?
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I could not see anything in: /etc/auto_master (the file didnt appear to exist).
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From what you have entered, it is the right command. It sounds like the connection to the server was made anonymously and no file access was available.
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The machine was rebooted over night and the desktop icon was replaced with the original one (No File Access - anonymous authentication / incorrect authentication).  Im not to sure how this is happening - is there anywhere else where i can check for drive mappings / mounts that would be put in to place at boot up?

This mac is not connecting using drectory services.
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What do you mean replaced?

Check in the system preferences>accounts>user>startup items. Anything listed there?
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When i say replaced i mean it reverted back to previous behavior - when clicked opens an empty window.  This is only since it was shut down over night and started again in the morning.

Thanks for the informatin - i will see if there is anything in the startup items shortly - the user is currently in the middle of some design work.

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by:NM-Support
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nappy_d - absolutely correct.

There was a script under the "Login Items" tab at: Hard Disk > System Preferences > Accounts > User
Removed this script and all woks correctly now :)


Thankyou so much for your help and sorry it took so long to get back to you.
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