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Configuring Network Share for Users

This document will explain you the steps involved in configuring Network Share for users. Administrators can choose to configure the Network Shares, which need to be mounted  when the user logs on. Applying this configuration will allow the user to access the Network Shares, which will be set as default.

Adding a Network Share

The following steps will explain you on how to create a "Network Share" for users, when they logon to computers:

  1. Click Configurations tab
  2. Under Add Configurations, select Configurations
  3. Choose Mac tab
  4. Select Network Share and choose User
  5. Specify the name and description for the configuration
  6. Choose the operation type as "Add"
  7. Specify the path of the Network Shares, which needs to be created and mounted during the user logon. You can simply enter the path of the network share, if you have chosen "Simplified View". If you chosen "Standard View", then you will have to enter the details of the network share like:
    1. Protocol Type : SMB/AFP/NFS
    2. Host Name of the Network Share
    3. Volume of the Network Share
  8. Define the target users
  9. Specify retry options if required and deploy the configuration

You have successfully created a configuration to add a  Network Shares for the users.

Removing a Network Share

The following steps will explain you on how to remove a "Network Share" for users, when they logon to computers:

  1. Click Configurations tab
  2. Under Add Configurations, select Configurations
  3. Choose Mac tab
  4. Select Network Share and choose User
  5. Specify the name and description for the configuration
  6. Choose the operation type as "Remove"
  7. Specify the path of the Network Shares, which needs to be removed during the user logon. You can create a configuration to remove one or more network shares, or remove all network shares which were deployed using Desktop Central.  You can choose to enter the path of the network share, if you have chosen "Simplified View". If you chosen "Standard View", then you will have to enter the details of the network share like:
    1. Protocol Type : SMB/AFP/NFS.
      1. SMB : This is a Windows protocol, can be used to share its contents with other operating systems.
      2. AFP : This protocol is exclusively designed for sharing contents among computers running Mac operating system.
      3. NFS :  This is a Unix protocol, can be used to share its contents with other operating systems.
    2. Host Name of the Network Share.
    3. Volume of the Network Share.
  8. Define the target users
  9. Specify retry options if required and deploy the configuration

You have successfully created a configuration to add a  Network Shares for the users.