?
Solved

Sporadic Connection to Windows Share

Posted on 2006-11-28
4
Medium Priority
?
359 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
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?
0
Comment
Question by:CecilAdmin
4 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
strung earned 2000 total points
ID: 18029233
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Andrew Duffy
ID: 18036704
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.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:davidis99
ID: 18037928
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:CecilAdmin
ID: 18132660
Thank you all for your feedback.  I'll look into these other products as well.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Worried about if Apple can protect your documents, photos, and everything else that gets stored in iCloud? Read on to find out what Apple really uses to make things secure.
While there are many new features for iOS 11, these are the five that can improve your digital lifestyle.
Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video. If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, …
With just a little bit of  SQL and VBA, many doors open to cool things like synchronize a list box to display data relevant to other information on a form.  If you have never written code or looked at an SQL statement before, no problem! ...  give i…

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question