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    osx 10.8 connecting to windows smb share

    I was trying last week to connect a staff members mac book air (how the school can afford these when suite pc are 7 years old and dying i dont know) and whatever i tried i could not get it to connect to smb shares on my 08r2 server. smb:\\server\share$ brought up the usernaem password box but shatever i tried in there it just would not connect tried domain\user user@domain.local etc even tried domain admin account just kept wobbling the window and asking again for username / password. Any ideas servers just a std 08r2 box

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    have you joined the macs to the windows domain?
    How to Bind the Lion Server to Active Directory - For Dummies
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    na its just a single pc see no need to domain it

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    did you try just the username and password no domain\ etc? As ours if it asks it doesnt require the domain part and is quite happy with the username n password. This was done before we added them to the domain.

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    I thought OS X 10.7 or 10.8 used its own version of SMB ( SMB X ) which does not work correctly or the same as normal SMB. May be a case of using SMB UP ( eduo.info SMBUp )

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    I thought OS X 10.7 or 10.8 used its own version of SMB ( SMB X ) which does not work correctly or the same as normal SMB. May be a case of using SMB UP ( eduo.info SMBUp )
    aye a quick google says os 10.7 up has issues with smb
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    did you try just the username and password no domain\ etc? As ours if it asks it doesnt require the domain part and is quite happy with the username n password. This was done before we added them to the domain.
    tried every combination i could think of

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    how odd..? do you have a linux or nas share you could try connecting to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    how odd..? do you have a linux or nas share you could try connecting to?
    nope just one 08 box

    i remember 10.7 being a pita elsewhere as well it would weite to network but nowt else could read it

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    only thing that has just sprung to mind was i remember one of ours randomly asking for the local admin user n password before accepting the domain details. I think something it was trying to do with Keychains. So you could try that, if that doesn't work afraid im fresh out of ideas at the moment.

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    Have you tried browsing to the server from the network window and tried the "Connect as..." there?

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    nope and typically while im now at that school cant find hide nor hare of the teacher laptop grrrr

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