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Hi!

I have a question about mac os x in a windows 2003 standard server network. Some of the mac-users have the habit of using long filenames. Up to 36 characters. When they try to copy these files to the windows-server it says that the filenames are to long and the copyprocess stops. How long filenames can be saved from a mac os x on a windows 2003 server? Can i reconfigure this value?
The server has enabled file services for macentosh.

/Anders
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mac OS X is a unix based system so it uses the samba client to comunicate with the windows file share services. i cannot tell you how but perhaps you have to reconfigure you samba somwhere in /etc/samba.conf (or something simillar)
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better ask in a macos forum
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Hi!

Is it possible that the error is caused because of the client? To me it seems to be more of a windows 2003 server error?
But i will take a look in the samba.conf file.

/Anders
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this is not a windows 2003 server problem. AFAIK there is no 36 chars limit in windows files
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i can create from my linux machine a file named 123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345.html to my windows 2003 server share
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