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Mac cannot connect to Win2k3 Server Shares

Posted on 2006-06-22
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I have 1 mac on my network. It needs to get to the main share on a win2k3 sbs server. Everytime I try to connect it to the server it says could not connect to the server because the name or password is not correct.

I'm using Go/Connect to server
smb://192.168.x.x I've tried using smb://server, smb://server/sharename, smb://192.168.x.x/sharename, etc

I have also edited the default domain controller security policy and default domain policy and have disabled the following:
microsoft network client: digitally sign communications (always)
microsoft network server: digitally sign communcations (always)

I have also edited the registry to
HKLM/CurrentControlSet/services/lanmanserver/parameters/
requiresecuritysignature changed from 1 to 0 and restarted.

I'm going freaking nuts here!  Anyone know what else it might be?
And yes I can connect to other PC's in the network (And it pops up and asks for username/password/etc, just not the server. It doens't even try to ask me, just denies with wrong username and password.
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by:bbrunning
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Here's another interesting thing about the mac, When I open up the Mac Hard Drive, the network button is in there with no icon and when I click on network nothing comes up. It just says 0 items. Is there a browsing issue with the mac?  
By the way it is Mac OS X
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Once again another really weird thing. I can connect to the server via terminal using smbclient
smbclient //server/sharename -U username -W workgroup
after typing that it asks for the password and lets me see all the files.  
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by:matheweis
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Do you have multiple workgroups/domains in the network?

This is a bit of a shot-in-the-dark since I don't know your entire network setup... If you have multiple workgroups in any way, your mac may think it's a part of a different workgroup than the one your win2k3 server is. When you authenticate, your mac may be attempting to automatically use your Mac's workgroup as the domain, and your own account username/password for the authentication - this of course, would be wrong.

I would think this, or something similar would be the case, particullarly since you are able to use smbclient just fine.

Have you tried using the smb://workgroup;username:password@serveraddress/share syntax to connect?
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I found the solution

http://www.thursby.com/products/admitmac.html

AdmiMitMac solved my problems. It's a 3rd party solution to adding mac's to domain controllers like a windows system can be added.
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