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Apple OS 10.6.2 Server dropping SMB connections.

New Intel Xserve running 10.6.2 connected to Promise RAID via FC. Device works great for Mac folks, but my two Windows users can seemingly only connect for about 15 minutes at a time and the connection drops. Sometimes they can reconnect, sometimes now. Once guy is running Server 2008 (for testing/hosting) the other guys is running Windows 7 Pro (64 bit).

These guys are independent of our Windows domain and the OS X Server is purely on its own workgroup (not part of the domain either).

Not sure where to go. The Server 2008 connection seems more stable than the Windows 7.
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Hello,

Could there be a licensing issue? Do you have the unlimited version of OS X Server?

What does the console say regarding the dropped connections?

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aaronjkohnAuthor Commented:
It's an unlimited license and for only affecting my Winders folks. There are only about 20 concurrent users at any point in time.

I can't copy and paste directly from my ARD session, but the logs in the Server Admin for SMB make reference to smb and broken pipe.
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Could the Windows users have limitation as to the type of authentication they are passing to the Mac?

I would enable file and printer sharing on the Windows clients, if it is not already, and make sure they are 'discoverable'.
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aaronjkohnAuthor Commented:
Why should I enable file/printer sharing on these two guys machines (not combative, trying to wrap my head around the methodology)?
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aaronjkohnAuthor Commented:
I should add that in the past 24 hours, the dropped connection problem seems to be subsiding. I had them connect as a share when they need it vs mapping it and that seems to help.
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
On Vista, 7's predecessor, you had to enable FPS to connect to shares. The same seems to be true for Win7.
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aaronjkohnAuthor Commented:
Roger. Will verify and report back.
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aaronjkohnAuthor Commented:
This problem has been resolved by a workaround (connecting when needed and not mapping).
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