Accessing shared folder from a MAC takes too long


My boss uses a MAC to access our network folder, but anytime he try to access the shared, it takes quite a while to do the "Connecting" before he can see the content (the credentials have been saved). It logs him out after a while or after he closed the finder and he had to go to Finder and do the "Connecting" again.
It used to be so simple and instant if the folder was on a Workgroup and had no security. Now its on AD and I provided him with the user/password to access but its just so time consuming,

How can I speed this up ?
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:

Is the mac attached to Active Directory? If the Mac is not a laptop, you may want to do just that. What version of Mac OS X is in play? OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'?

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Johnny_NguyenAuthor Commented:
Yes it is a Snow Leopard and I've attached it to AD. But everytime the user logs on, he uses his old MAC user/password. Does he have to log on using AD credentials and how ? Honestly at this stage I dunno what AD utility is good for.
Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Yes, the user will have to log with the A.D. credentials.

If that won't do, try seeing if they can access faster by going to Command + K from the Finder and entering cifs://server/share
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