OS X :: Auto Connect To Server On Startup?

Sep 9, 2009

So at school there are a number of servers that I commonly use and access. Everytime I want to connect to these I have to manually go to the Finder then in the toolbar click 'Go' ---> 'Connect to Server' and then type in the addresses for each of them. I have to do this everytime I restart my computer. Is it possible to have some kind of thing which will make them automatically connect o them on start up?

Also it would be even better if it automatically logged me on as well so I didn't have to manually enter my username and password.

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OS X :: How To Auto Connect To A Server But Only For A Certain Network

Feb 13, 2009

I use my laptop many times throughout the day, and due to classes, and studying at friends' houses, etc., I connect on average to 3 different networks a day. All of my music for iTunes is stored on a server at my house, and it easily auto connects at login when I am there. I was wondering if there was a script, or maybe even an application that would allow my laptop to only attempt to auto connect to the server when on my home network.

Obviously this isn't a dire issue, I just think it would add a little convenience to my life

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OS X :: How To Auto Launch Several Apps At Startup

Feb 24, 2009

What is the best way to launch several apps at once,automatically, at Startup?

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May 20, 2012

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Applications :: How To Connect To Exchange Server For Mac Mail / The Server Cannot Be Contacted On Port 443

Feb 5, 2010

I have been given the attached one-pager with screenshots of how to configure a Windows Outlook client to work with our corporate email system (Exchange).

I want to configure the Mail client on my Mac, however.

Can anyone give me a clue where these things are entered? When I add a new account in Mac Mail, and choose Exchange 2007, I don't see similar fields. My guesses so far have resulted in "the server cannot be contacted on port 443

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Cannot Connect To VPN Service Unless Server Is Locally Logged Into

Jun 27, 2012

I work remotely a lot.  After I upgraded to Lion server, I am unable to connect to the VPN service remotely unless I physically go over to the server (mac pro) and log into the desktop manually. 

Previously, if my Snow Leopard server restarted (due to power failure, etc) and it re-booted up to the login screen, I could still logon to the VPN remotely as the VPN service would always startup (at the login screen) without a user having to be logging in.   

Now, with Lion Server (10.7.4), if the server restarts, I cannot login back to the VPN. I have to get someone to go over to the server and manually login, then I can access VPN just fine. (I do not, and will not turn automatic login on on my server due to the huge security risk.)   

How do I get the Lion Server VPN service to startup before or at the logon screen even if no user is logged in?

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Server Admin Cannot Connect

Mar 20, 2012

I'm trying to using Server admin on a remote Mac to manage our xserve. Both are running 10.6.8 and I've installed the Server Admin tools onto the mac. Both the Workgroup manager and Server Monitor work OK on the mac, but whenever I try and connect the Server Admin it always comes up with the error : "The login information is incomplete for this server or is not valid. The server failed to accept the login information you provided for <servername>. Check the name and password and try to log on again" I can't connect using the server name, FQDN, or IP address. The macs are all using OD and AD and I've tried both AD and local OD accounts (all administrative) but to no avail. DNS is working OK and I can resolve the server-name with dig and dig -x. I can screen share the server so connectivity isn't the problem. 

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Windows Cannot Connect To Mac Server

May 22, 2012

I have  problem with a clients windows laptop. It used to be able to connect to their companies mac server. But since he got back from a trip the laptop doesn't connect anymore. I can ping the server. And when I try to redo the network drive I'm prompted to enter my credentials. But whatever I enter it doesn't work.I already tried to use SERVERNAMEuser.... and also check security policies.

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Applications :: Airport Won't Auto Connect?

Apr 12, 2008

My computer stopped connecting automatically to my airport. I have it as remembering the password, and the password is saved in keychains. In the network system preferences, I have it set as a preferred network. However, every time I wake my computer up or bring it back to the house it says it can't find any of my networks, and asks me to choose from a list (which contains my airport). When I click on it, the password is already there, and I tell it to remember this network, but it never does.

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OS X :: Mac Does Not Auto Connect To Wifi Network

Jun 19, 2009

my mother's MacBook Pro doesn't automatically connect to our home's wireless network. It's encrypted with WPA2. My MBP and my sister's MacBook stay connected fine. My mother's, however, requires her to click on the AirPort icon at the top and select our network each time she wakes it or boots it up. This only started happening when I put WPA2 on the network. How do I fix this?

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OS X :: Wireless Network Auto Connect

Aug 4, 2009

I recently started having this problem, it just started out of nowhere. Whenever I turn on my iBook, it autoconects to my neighbors network, and not mine. I cannot use their network it's too slow. So now I have to go to the top right and specifically select my wireless network in order to connect to it. There's many networks found on my laptop, and it used to autoconnect to mine. Any way to make the apple automatically connect to my network? The keychain definitely has saved my wireless security password. It just annoying for me to go and click on the wireless icon and select the network everytime i turn my laptop on...

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OS X Server :: Auto Banning People From Continually Trying Passwords On SSH

Nov 20, 2008

I'm getting tons of these errors in my console:

Nov 20 22:09:04 minimac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.emlog[678]): Exited with exit code: 39

After doing research, I found out that this is from people trying to login to my SSH and trying random passwords. Is there a way to ban their IP's after a few tries?

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Laptops :: How To Auto Connect With USB Wireless Modem

Apr 5, 2010

I have a new MacBook Pro 13 with OSX Snow Leopard and an Optus wireless USB modem. I have to manually connect to the internet. How can I set it up so that I automatically connect to the net when I launch Safari or Mail?

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Hardware :: How To Connect To NAS - Auto Mount Device

Feb 5, 2009

Just a quick questions for anyone with a NAS. I am thinking of purchasing a NAS and my question is this, how do you connect to the device? What I want is a storage device connected to my AEBS which can then be accessed from my laptop and desktop. Also I want this device to auto mount on start-up, I think this is relatively easy by dragging the HD icon into your start-up items list. The NAS I am looking at is this one: WD ShareSpace

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OS X :: How To Auto Connect D-Link DWL-G122 In Leopard

Jun 5, 2009

every time i start up my Mac (PPC G4, 10.5.6) i have to "wake up" my USB dongle by opening its preference pane manually.

Is there any way for making the computer do that job for me automatically as soon as the device is available?

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cannot Connect To Server

Apr 30, 2012

I am running multiple services with the latest version of OS X Server (10.6.8) on my MacMini (web, vpn, mail, ichat, ical, address book, etc.) . Everything has been working fine for the last year and no changes have been made to the server, settings, ISP, or DNS, with the exception of installing the latest system software updates. Now, when I try to open my websites or connect remotely via VPN I get a "cannot connect to sever" message.  All other services are still working as they should. The server is hooked up to an Airport Extreme via a cable modem with a static IP. I have tried the following thus far:

1) checked all cables and they are plugged in and seated properly.

2) restarted the server, airport extreme, and cable modem

3) turned Web services off and on again in Server Admin

4) checked the DNS via the web and my site addresses are pointing to my static IP address

5) checked the Airport's port mapping to make sure Web Service was still on

6) checked my websites SSL certificate to make sure it's current and enabled

7) tried disabling SSL

8) created and enabled a new self-signed SSL certificate  

Recent log activity shows:

Apr 29 11:38:49 xxxxxx-corp org.apache.httpd[47667]: Syntax error on line 13 of /etc/apache2/proxy_sites/0000_any_8443_localhost.conf:
Apr 29 11:38:49 xxxxxx-corp org.apache.httpd[47667]: SSLCertificateKeyFile: file '/etc/certificates/xxxxxx-corp.com xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxC96C30F1986D48D59D227F1.key.pem' does not exist or is empty
Apr 29 11:38:49 xxxxxx-corp com.apple.launchd[1] (org.apache.httpd[47667]): Exited with exit code: 1

I'm assuming the "key.pem' does not exist or is empty" part is the issue, but I am a novice and have no idea what that means.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Server

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Hardware :: How To Make Magic Mouse Auto Connect

Oct 31, 2009

If i turn off the mouse and on again, it wont auto connect to my MBP. I have the latest update.

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OS :: Server Admin App Can't Connect To The Server?

Feb 9, 2007

On my Xserve, the Server Admin app has quit working. It wascomplaining that the servermgr_info plugin had failed. NowServer Admin reports the following message;
There is no server available at the address you entered. Xserve Dual 1.33GHz G4
10.4.8 Server Admin 10.4.7I have tried repairing permissions; rebooting; deleting the server admin preference file; ran fsck; using the FQDN, or the127.0.0.1 or hostname.local. Nothing works to get server adminto run again. Server won't run on the local xserve, or from another machine remotely.

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: "Connect To Directory" In Server.app?

May 5, 2012

I'm trying to do something fairly simple — allow users from an external LDAP server to access services on my Lion server.  Following Apple's instructions, I can't find the "Connect to Directory" choice in the Manage menu of Server.app. I always start by turning off OD by using Server Admin to configure as "Standalone Directory". This is what I see in Server.app after doing that.

Apple's instructions say if the Manage Network Accounts option appears, you need to first set up the server to host network accounts.  So I click that option, which seems the be the same thing as creating an OD Master using Server Admin, as far as I can tell.Then I try to add a new user.For some reason, the "type" dropdown list exists, and lets me choose "Imported user from directory", even though I haven't setup any other directory server.  Of course, when I search for a username, it finds nothing.Apple's instructions say to now choose "Connect to Directory" from the Manage menu, but that option doesn't show up.  I only have what shows in the screenshot above, sans "Manage network accounts" now.  How can I get this to appear?

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: No Way To Start Unless Alt Key Is Pressed During Startup?

Mar 30, 2012

2QuadCOre 2x3,2 GHZ , 10.6.8 MAc Pro  -very annoying issue.Starting normally I cannot pass grey screen of death . The only way to pass this point is to force restart with alt key pressed - and then click on my startup drive ( i have several drives with OSX ) I have been runninmg disk utility / repairing priviliges etc . Obviosly my system drive is chosen and locked in system preferences.   

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), MacPro 6 Core, 24 Gig RAM 10.6.4, Imac 24 inch 10.5.6

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Screen Frozen At Startup?

May 31, 2012

We are using a MAC server for VPN to the company but somehow when I restarted it today it is frozen on startup screen. what could be the reason?  

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Cannot Always Connect To Server

Apr 26, 2009

I've tried a couple different DC++ clients, including "Shakespeer". However, I cannot always connect to the server's I need to (I'm certain it isn't a server issue). When I do, I cannot do a proper search, it will say it is searching but never do any results show up. I'm actually considering installing Vista for the sole reason that I can't find a proper DC++ client for my Mac.

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OS :: Possible To Connect With OSX Server Using DW8 FTP

Jan 29, 2007

I am having no luck connecting to a remote server using the DW8 remote connection in the sites definition dialog. Maybe somebody out there can help.-In DW8 I:
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- I have entered the web address (IP) 10.5..... in the "hostname or FTP" addresss field- Entered htdocs/ (root web folder) in the "folder on testing server" field
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OS X :: Can Connect To Ftp By Using Connect To Server

Nov 14, 2009

i am trying to connect to ftp using the "Connect to server" in OSX or even [URL]in the browser. it opens a blog for the username and password i put them in and it says it wrong when it is not.

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OS X :: Why Doesn't IMac Automatically Connect To The Web On Startup

Apr 24, 2009

I click on safari icon on dock but it fails to connect, so I have to go through several windows to get connected, putting the WPA key in each time.

Always after a reboot, and possibly after a logoff/logon situation.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Does Address Book Have Auto-capitalization Or Auto-fill Feature

Mar 31, 2012

In a previous contact software program I have used for years, the first letter of names, streets, and cities, were automatically capitalized as I typed them in. Unfortunately, that software does not work under Lion and the developer is out of business. Because of that, I am trying to convert to Address Book. I can't find the ability to have that same thing happen in Address Book. Is there something I can turn on in Preferences or some other obscure window? My old contact software also automatically filled in cities, names, or states that I previously entered. Great time saver but doesn't seem to exist in Address Book.

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Safari :: Deleting An Incorrect Auto-complete/auto-fill Entry

Jul 1, 2012

I don't know if this is properly autofill or autocomplete - the two overlap too much anyway so I'm not wasting brain cells trying to come up with a distinction that makes sense to non-engineers. ANYWAY. Here's the point. 

I'm on my bank website. My login is xtnjohnson -- just like here. Only I mistyped it once, so in autofill/autocomplete (whichever it is), I get a little drop-down showing two options: xtnjohnson or xtnjohson.  

I want to delete only the second option. I recall at sometime finding a very simple way that involved highlighting the offending entry and hitting either control-delete, shift-delete, command-delete, or function-delete, only I can't seem to get any of those combinations to work. And of course I can't find the thread anymore. 

The solution did *not* involve dealing with the autofill preferences in *any* way -- I've seen that option and it doesn't help (a) because there's no quick way to find the website where the problem is occurring (my list is long), (b) even when I go through my list, I don't see my bank's url, (c) the place for entering my login appears to be in something like JavaScript, so I'm not sure it'd be tracked in one of those lists, and (d) I don't know that this is properly an "autofill" problem anyway. 

Safari 5, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Can't Connect To Exchange Server

Nov 16, 2010

Our company has gotten new email addresses from a new email provider. In Outlook it is fairly easy to set up. Everything is 'found' automatically.

On my Mac however, I have to setup an Exchange account in Mac Mail by hand. The problem is, the account won't connect to the mail server which is found through a internal ip address. When I ping that address through Terminal it works, so that ip address is ok. When I setup the mail account however it says 'The Exchange Server at '172.**.**.**' won't respond'. User and Pass are ok cause I can view my mail through the webmail account.

Why can I Ping that 172 ip address, but Mail won't connect to it? Is there something the IT department should do extra to make it work?

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OS X :: How To Connect Ith A Windows DMZ Server

Mar 4, 2010

I've looked high and low for the answer to this with no luck. I've mapped a lot of my windows network shares at work on my MacPro running leopard without problems. However, I'm extremely stuck trying to connect to the last one which is located on a special DMZ (demilitarized zone) server.On my windows machine I simply use the ip method and I'm prompted for login credentials. It's important to note that the login credentials for this DMZ network share are different than my usual work domain login (the Mac uses that same login with no issues).

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OS X :: Connect To Server When Booted?

Aug 8, 2010

How can I tell my Mac to connect to a server, once its booted?

My server does appear under the "shared" category in finder so once Im booted, I have no problem accessing it but my iPhoto is also stored under there and in order for iTunes to talk with it properly, it needs that server to be connected to when I boot and I dont want to manually connect to the server every time.

Currently, the method that I have and it works is that I just dragged the particular server folder as one of my "log in items" under system preference > Accounts > Login Items.

Only issue with it is that once booted, finder opens the window as well. Its of course really no big deal, but wondering if I can just tell my Mac to connect to it, without that window popping up.

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