We have an OS X mac mini server that stores/shares our files and our Time Machine backups (which is why AFP needs to be enabled).
We were having issues with AFP and network files being held open indefinitely, so we've switched to SMB for file sharing; everything is resolved in regards to that.
The current issue, is that selecting the server name in the Finder sidebar attempts to connect via AFP. So, users need to open Finder, select Go -> Connect to server, each time they want to connect. This is becoming frustrating for users who have laptops. Is there a way to advertise the SMB shares over bonjour so that the SMB connection to the server will show up in the Finder sidebar? Or another better way so that users don't have to constantly go through the menu to access their network files?