iMac won't Connect As to Shared volume
Posted on 2009-05-11
I have a network of 22 iMacs that all need to connect to two different Windows servers. The servers show up in the Finder under Shared as they should. When a user selects one of the servers the Finder automatically tries to log them in using the name that has been given to the account they are using. In our case, however, the Macs are all named the same thing so the user needs to connect using a different name and password. The default login should come back saying Connection Failed and you could then click on the Connect As button to login using different credentials. Most of the time this works, but at random times the default connection will not fail (even after several hours) and the Connect As button does not launch the Connect As window. The only way we have been able to force the connection to fail is to shut down the computer entirely. Once we are able to connect using the correct credentials, we also select the checkbox thats tells the Finder to remember these credentials in your keychain. This should fix the problem but without fail it always happens again even though the keychain credentials are still listed correctly in the keychain. I have tried deleting the keychain credentials and entering them again and relaunching the Finder but neither work. I have also tried connecting to the server via the afp address directly. In this case it will allow you to enter the correct credentials, but once it has connected it will not display any of the folders that are on the server. All I get is two folders that say MS UAM for AppleShare 3.6 7 3.8, a MS UAM Installer file and a Read Me file. Does anyone know how to force the original connection to fail so that the Connect As button will work correctly?