I have made a new and fresh installation of the OSX server 10.6 to a Mac Pro, due the extreme problems what our broken Raid Card caused us. I managed to install it okay, everything is working like before, except group folders.
I have proper AFP shares made for group folder and the mount shows fine. In the old stystem, I could go to group preferences on WGM, and on the Login / Items, select manage always just add the checkbox to "Add group share point", and the folder would display on the desktop for members of that group. Now it is not working. I actually booted from one backup of the last system and made sure that I have same settings than before.
What could be a problem here?
If the share is greyed out, then you're already connected to it. ...so it worked....
If you don't see it on your desktop, then the client settings are to hide it as a desktop item.
Unhide it like so...
First of all, make sure that there are no Finder MCX prefs set for the user you're logged in as.
Go to the Finder menu at the top left hand corner of your screen and click "Finder"
Click a checkbox beside the "Connected servers" item.
Close the window.
That'll probably do it.
Alternatively you could just add the group folder into the dock....