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Sporadic Connection to Windows Share

Posted on 2006-11-28
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I have a couple Macintosh computers running OS X connecting to a Windows Server 2003 share.  For some reason, they seem to have a problem maintaining the connection to the Windows Server 2003 file share.  For example, the connection to the server will just randomly drop and they cannot access the share.  There have been Windows computers in the same rooms, the physical connections pass, and there are other Windows computers currently running that access the same share, yet there are no connectivity issues.  I was wondering if there is an explanation for this, or if there are any recommendations to maintain a consistent connection between MAC computers and Windows server share?
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by:Andrew Duffy
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Very interesting!

So I suppose the question to CecilAdmin would be "Have you timed the delay between the machine connecting and being disconnected?". If it's 15 minutes (or a consistent figure), then it's a value on the Server that needs changing. Otherwise it's something else.
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by:davidis99
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Since trying their products, I have one consistent set of recommendations for Macs connecting to Windows shares:  Thursby systems, either DAVE or ADmitMac.   For a 2003 Server share, I'd go with ADmitMac - our office has been using it for over a year, and it works flawlessly.

http://www.thursby.com/products/admitmac.html
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by:CecilAdmin
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Thank you all for your feedback.  I'll look into these other products as well.
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