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Mounting of shares in MAC OS

Does anyone know an easy way to make the process of mounting shares in Mac OS easier? Or is there only one way to do it?
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Silencer001

8/22/2022 - Mon
Eoin OSullivan

There are several ways of mounting shares such as
Command Line in Terminal
Connect to Server command in the Finder
Browse the Network in the Finder
3rd party tools such as Automount Maker  http://jm.marino.free.fr/index.php?switch=sw_&title=automountmaker
Silencer001

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But now if we make a share on a MAC server, we need to mount that share on each other MAC cliënt manually, can this be automated?
Eoin OSullivan

If you are using OSX Server and the Macs are connecting via Open Directory then you can add the share to each users startup items.

If the macs are standalone you will need to send them a file such as one created by automount maker which they can place in their own startup items.
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Our clients use only standalone macs, so the only way to mount the shares are in
/etc/fstab with the following line:

server:/sharefolder /Volumes/sharefolder url automounted,url==cifs://user:password@server/sharefolder 0 0

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And we need to give that /etc/fstab file to all the other macs who need to connect to another ordinary mac computer. I was hoping that this could be made easier.
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Thank you for your quick and accurate answer :)