Functionality and Capabilities


How can I write an Applescript that will mount a subdirectory of a share by a domain user's "short name"?

Here is an example of an Applescript that can be used to mount a volume by the user's short "username", regardless of the domain user who logs into the machine:

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Where is the user's home folder located when logging into the domain with ADmitMac?

ADmitMac has three different home folder options, and each uses a different location for the home folder:

Network home folder:  This option connects to the user's network home (or "U: drive") and mounts it.  No information is stored locally on the Mac, only in their network home.

Local home folder:  ADmitMac will create a locally stored profile in /Domain/<domain name>/Users/<user name>.

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How do I mount a volume via the terminal in Mac OS X using ADmitMac or DAVE?

The correct format to use when mounting a volume via the terminal:

mount -t cifs '//domain;username:password@computername/sharename' /folder/subfolder

To unmount a volume via the terminal enter this command:

umount /folder/subfolder

*NOTE:
- domain;username:password@ is only needed when connecting to a share on a domain requiring domain credentials.

- put an apostrophe before "//" and after the "sharename"

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Can I use DAVE to access an NTFS or FAT formatted external drive connected to the local Macintosh?

DAVE is a TCP/IP network sharing service. It allows the Macintosh to access shared Windows resources and gives a Windows computer access to DAVE shared resources on the Macintosh. DAVE cannot be used to access a drive local to the Macintosh. If the external drive was connected to a Windows computer and shared via windows file sharing, the Macintosh should be able to connect to the drive over the network and access the contents of that drive without problem.

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Can I make shares available directly under the domain name when browsing?

You can do this by publishing shares.

On Windows 2000 or 2003 server go to Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Active Directory Users and Computers.

In this window go to the AD domain you want users to browse to, select the item "Shares" by right clicking on it, choose "New" and then "Shared folder". This will bring up a dialog box where you enter the name of the share and the path. After entering this information, click "OK".

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How do I mount a share manually using DAVE for Mac OS X?

To mount a shared folder manually:

1. Select Go/Connect to Server... (or Command+K).

2. In the Address field, enter the Server and Share Name using URL format. Here are examples:

cifs://SERVER/SHARE
cifs://DOMAIN;USERNAME:PASSWORD@SERVER/SHARE
cifs://USERNAME:PASSWORD@SERVER/SHARE
cifs://:PASSWORD@SERVER/SHARE
If you use any special characters in a username, password or server, you must change them as follows:

@ to %40
: to %3A
; to %3B
/ to %2F
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Is there a maximum volume limit for mounting?

No. We can mount any size volume. However, some Macintosh applications may act unpredictably with larger volumes. This is a Macintosh OS limitation.

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Does DAVE support long filenames?

DAVE supports long filenames. Windows stores both a long file name and a short file name for every file. Because DAVE resides on a Mac, it will not be able to see long filenames that exceed 31 characters in length. Therefore, it will display the short file name. The short filename is created by Windows to fit the 8.3 format.

An example of the naming convention for short filenames:
You have three files on the Windows machine:

THC-CS_lynx-1010_MC-105_data.xls
THC-CS_lynx-1010_MC-106_data.xls
THC-CS_lynx-1010_MC-107_data.xls

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Does ADmitMac or DAVE require a static IP address or can I use DHCP?

ADmitMac and DAVE will work with either dynamic (DHCP) or static IP addresses.

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Do ADmitMac and DAVE support the keychain technology?

Yes, ADmitMac and DAVE supports the keychain features of the Mac OS.

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