Cannot get vpn shares on SBS 2008 to work from MAC
Posted on 2010-08-31
Got an SBS 2008 and any client with Windows pc from home can VPN in to it and access the shares just fine. Will not seem to work from Mac, but I am not a Mac person. I tried it from a Mac and so did other clients, and while it seems to connect just fine, that's as far as you get.
So, when I initially set up the shares on the SBS 2008, I do make sure that SMB shares are allowed. I take all the defaults so the path to the share is \\Servername\foldername
I've tried it setting up the permissions different ways including everyone has full access.
Now, on the Mac, I go to finder->applications->internet connect
I choose vpn, pptp and enter the ip info, and the login info matching the login on the server, and it connects just fine.
Now, I do the following:
1. Go to Finder
2. Click on "Go" menu
3. Click on "Connect to server"
4. Enter "smb://192.168.1.2" in the "Server Address" box
192.168.1.2 is the NAS address of the SBS 2008 server
I am asked to re-enter the username and password, so I do, and then it gives me an authentication error.
I've tried this same thing from different Macs and even to different SBS 2008 servers. No luck. I know I must be doing something wrong but I am mystified by what it could be. The Macs are all newer OS, not sure exact O/S version, but I could find out if that's key. I am NOT a Mac person, never used one in my life until I tried to set up the VPN, so I need super simple instructions for the MAC side, thanks!