Hi Experts! I have a doozy of a connection issue between MAC and Windows Server 2003. I have searched for possible solutions on EE, but nothing seems to work.
Here is the network structure:
We have 2 servers at the office, both Server 2003 (one primary and one secondary domain controller).
We have 22 PCs, all running XP and two MACs running 10.4
Both MACs used to be able to connect to both servers using "Connect to Server" and typing smb://000.000.000.000/share
As of recently, one server (primary domain controller) will not connect (console error below from each machine). This happens to both MACs at the same time. Usually late in the afternoon, both MACs can connect again OK.
The other server (secondary domain controller) has no problems with MAC connections.
One MAC reports this console error:
mount_smbfs: can't get server address: syserr = Network is down /XRefStm encountered but not yet supported.
And the other MAC reports:
mount_smbfs: negotiate phase failed: syserr = Software caused connection abort.
Because of the timing of connection failure/success, I'm wondering if another device on my workstation is gaining delegation and removing the MAC connection ability? I know, it's a long shot. Thanks for the help.