OSX machines can no longer mount Windows 2003 share.

Posted on 2007-10-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
Yesterday I went to activate Remote Access/VPN on a Windows 2003 Server. It told me that I had to shut down a service before I could continue. Cannot remember which one (think it was the ICS). I did so and continued with the wizard. Upon finishing all access from windows and OSX machines had being lost!!

I quickly shut off the Remote Access/VPN service and restarted the service I had stopped.

Access returned immediately for the Windows machines but we cannot get the OSX machines to reconnect. They keep coming up with a 'wrong username and/or password error' and don't even seem able to see the domain on the Server. Have checked all the usual.. encrypted passwords is disabled etc..

Have the OSX machines stored the login data and it's now wrong? If so how can I delete it?

The Windows 2003 Server is setup as a very basic file server with Active Directory running for logins.

Any clues would be much appreciated.

Grant - Sydney.. Au.
Question by:oxgrunt
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    Expert Comment

    A windowsupdate may have installed a new feature that got active on the server after the reboot. Either try rolling back the last updates, or check for updates for your OS-X Boxes.

    Author Comment

    No luck.
    As a temp solution I started Services for Macintosh and connected via afp.
    Worked to a point. Some of the Macintosh shares I setup don't appear on the Macs. There is a message in Microsofts troubleshooting stating that the owner of the share has to have at least read permissions. However the share has the same permissions as those that can be seen!
    Another forum stated that they had to create new folders and move all the data into them in order for the shares to be visible on the Macs.
    Not an option in this case as the share is the main disk (I know sharing out the disk root is a bad idea but I didn't setup this server) with almost 1.5TB of data!

    Accepted Solution

    A bit embarrassing but it seems that when I shut off service required by VPN it turned NETBIOS over TCP/IP off. When turned back on all is well and Mac connection via SMB is working.

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