Mounting a Network Drive on a Computer

You can configure a network mount on computers using a profile in Jamf School. When creating a profile for computers, you can configure login items and login windows. When these are configured, user can log into a network drive when booting a computer.

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Profiles in the sidebar.

  2. Click +Create Profile.

  3. Select the macOS operating system.

  4. Select the type of enrollment you want to make the profile for.

  5. Enter a name in the Profile name field and configure the additional settings as needed, including the removal policy and time filter.

  6. Click Finish.

  7. To configure the profile settings, click the profile you want to configure.

  8. Use the Scope payload to configure the scope of the profile by clicking the + icon and adding device groups to the profile scope.

  9. Use the Login Items payload to configure the basic settings, including adding a network mount by clicking the + button.

  10. In the Configure a network mount pop-up dialog, choose a protocol from the Protocol pop-up menu.

  11. Enter a hostname and a volume in the Hostname and Volume fields using the following formats:

    1. AFP: "afp://ComputerName.CompanyName.com" or "afp://Hostname/Volume"

    2. SMB:"smb://DNSname/sharename" or "smb://IPaddress/sharename"

      Note: You can also use the computer name. If you do not specify the shared folder as part of the address, you can choose it after you enter your user name and password.

    3. NFS: "nfs://DNSname/pathname"

  12. Use the Login Window payload to configure the basic settings.

  13. Click Save.

Once both fields are configured and the profile is distributed to computers in the scope, the mount will either be automatically mounted or the user must log in when booting their computer depending on your configuration.

Related Information

For related information on network drives, see the following documentation from Apple: How to connect with File Sharing on your Mac

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