We are using Macs in an educational environment and because of serving more students, than we have workstations available, we bought a couple of MBPs to compensate it. This implies a bunch of issues one of the minor ones is the following issue.
To allow users to use there managed accounts. I'd like to give a try to OS X's mobile users. A first test run brought up the issue, that automatic network mounts are verbosely unavailable. Technically, this is no problem, but the verbosity is an issue in usability. The users might be irritated by an error message because of the failed auto mount. But on the other side, they need their icon on the desktop to access the share.
- Server: OS X 10.8.5, Server.app (2.2.5)
- Clients: MBP, with OS X 10.10.4, network access via wired and wireless (if plugged in, wire is preferred to wifi)
- Is it possible to mount a network share lazily (i.e. providing the icon on the desktop and attempt to mount it, if it is needed/accessed)?
- Is it at least possible to fail silently?
Any hints are appreciated, but out of the box solutions are preferred to hacking via scripts.